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How to Dig Yourself Out of Debt

Debt: the deep hole that seems so effortless to dig but impossible to climb out from. With every new credit plan comes a barrage of danger for consumers already drowning in bills.

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Five Steps to Cutting the Financial Umbilical Cord

One of the biggest impediments standing in the way of retirement for today’s baby boomers is their children. Everyone knows...

Teaching Your Kids about Money, Part 1

Tackling this issue is on the forefront of agendas for many non-profit and financial institutions alike but as we noted...

Trends in Charitable Giving

Whether the economy is expanding or contracting, Americans tend to be consistent with charitable donations. In 2013, as the U.S….

Crowdfunding Capital for the 21st Century

One of the earliest examples of crowdfunding occurred in 1884 when funds ran short for building the Statue of Liberty’s…

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

Pursuing your retirement dreams is challenging enough without making some common, and very avoidable, mistakes. Here are eight big mistakes…

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

According to the Social Security Administration, a 20-year-old has a 25% chance of becoming disabled before reaching age 67. Loss…

Asset Allocation

If you live in or have visited a big city, you’ve probably run into street vendors – people who sell…

9 Facts About Retirement

Retirement can have many meanings. For some, it will be a time to travel and spend time with family members….

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

An orchestra is merely a collection of instruments, each of which brings a unique sound. It is only when a…

What is an Annuity?

Individuals hold more than $2.0 trillion in annuity contracts; a tidy sum considering an estimated $7.4 trillion is held in…

Your Emergency Fund: How Much is Enough?

Have you ever had one of those months? The water heater stops heating, the dishwasher stop washing and your family…

How the Federal Reserve Works

Have you ever taken a close look at paper money? Each U.S. bill has the words “Federal Reserve Note” imprinted…