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Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up

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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…

4 Ways to Catch Up on Retirement Savings

When money’s tight, your retirement savings is usually the first place you cut back. Or maybe you just didn’t get…

Mastering Your Plastic

Purchasing methods are constantly evolving and becoming increasingly convenient over time.  Consumers went from having to walk a herd of…

Types of Stock Market Analysis

There is no shortage of analysis for anyone interested in investing. A search for the term “stock market analysis” turned…

Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence, potentially undermining our outlook during those years. Indeed,…

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…

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…

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates a middle-income family with a child born in 2015 can expect to spend about…

The Anatomy of and Index

Did you know that more than $7 trillion is assets are benchmarked to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Index,…

5 Things To Know About Your Parents Financial Future

Parents spend their entire lives planning for their children’s future but, as goes the circle of life, there comes a…