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Financial Planning for Women: Learning Where to Start

Amy Corcoran graduated from college two years ago. At 23 years old, she is ready to invest for her future, but doesn’t know where to start.

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I’m Confused — What the Heck is a 401(k), IRA, and Roth?

Roth—401(k)—IRA—oh my! What do all these numbers and letters mean anyway? Perhaps you know that they have something to do...

Student Loans and Marriage: Good Communication Helped Us Tackle Massive Debt

My wife, Tori, and I started dating about a decade ago. Little did we know then that we would face...

The ABCs of RMDs

One of the most daunting financial aspects of retirement, especially for people who have been diligent savers throughout their working...

The Perils of Emotions in Investing

In many ways, emotions are life’s seasoning; they spice up what might be somewhat bland or dull. Like spice, they...

This Year Resolve to be Realistic in Your Financial Resolutions

Anyone who goes to the gym knows the pain of searching for a spot in the parking lot at the…

Get to Know the Stangier Wealth Management Firm

In our experience, many people meet with us after a significant change in their life, positive or negative. While others...

Budgeting for Charitable Giving Can Increase Your Happiness

Tithing, or giving 10 percent of one’s income or crops to a religious entity, is an ancient practice. In fact,

Don’t Put These Things on Your Credit Card

With the economy slowly but surely recovering many Americans are pressed to put more and more expenses on credit cards...

Planning on Paying for Your Kids’ College Education? Consider a 529 Plan

If you’re like many parents, not only do you feel somewhat obligated to put your kids through college, but there’s…

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to…

Red State of Mind: Getting out of a debtor’s mindset

Getting into debt is one of the easiest things in the world for someone living in contemporary America. Every time…

Allowances

Allowances are a great way to teach your child to be financially literate, but it’s hard to know how to…