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Stay Focused and Change Some Money Attitudes During Inflation

Inflation decreases purchasing power by driving up prices. You might consider altering your finances during times of high inflation. Investors and savers should review their plans. Higher interest rates cascade down to consumer products. 

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What Is a Trust?

Trusts and wills are key estate-planning documents used to pass money and property on to beneficiaries at death.

What Is a 529 Plan?

Do you have children? If so, you’ve likely spent time wondering how you’re going to pay for their college education.

Women and Money: Financial Steps for Life

“No matter how much women prefer to lean, to be protected and supported, nor how much men prefer to have...

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,...

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 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,

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Most Americans know the fundamentals of good health: exercise, proper diet, sufficient sleep, regular check-ups and no smoking or excessive...

A Decision Not Made Is Still A Decision

Whether through inertia or trepidation, investors who put off important investment decisions might consider the admonition offered by motivational speaker...