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10 Things to do with a Bonus or Other Windfall

Mar 29, 2018
1. Invest it. A bonus or other windfall has the potential to make a lasting impact on your life if you use it to help reach your financial goals. Remember, even modest amounts that you invest today have…

What Does It Cost to Raise a Child?

Mar 28, 2018
Raising a child can be expensive. There is the cost of child care. Health care. Food and clothing. A larger home. College. What is it all going to run you? If you’ve ever wondered what it costs to raise…

Which is Better – Individual Bonds or a Bond Fund?

Mar 26, 2018
Which type of bond is better? The answer to this question will depend on what you are looking for in your investment. Preservation of PrincipalIf preserving principal is high on your list of goals, individual…

Financial Tips for Newlyweds

Mar 26, 2018
Here are a few tips to help you and your new spouse get your finances in order after your wedding. Update your beneficiaries. Consider updating the beneficiary on your bank, retirement, and investment…

6 Ways to Simplify Your Finances

Mar 22, 2018
Does managing your finances take too much time and effort? There may be things you can do to simplify your finances and free up more of your time. Here are a few ideas. Automate saving.One surefire way…

Things to Consider Before You Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance

Mar 21, 2018
One of the greatest risks to your finances in retirement may be the cost of long-term care (LTC) and for some people LTC insurance is a good option but before you decide to do so, there are some things…

How Will You Pay For Long-Term Care?

Mar 20, 2018
In a recent post, we discussed the option of Long Term Care (LTC) insurance and costs associated with purchasing it. If you have made the decision to purchase LTC insurance the next big decision is regarding…

Planning for Long-Term Care: What it Will Cost

Mar 19, 2018
One of the greatest risks to your finances in retirement may be the cost of long-term care. Preparing for those potential costs now may help you afford quality care in the future and help protect your…

Women and Retirement Planning: Part III

Mar 12, 2018
Women face special challenges when planning for retirement. In this blog series we will explore the challenges and provide tips and resources for women as they take the next steps in their retirement planning…

5 Ways to Generate Retirement Income

Mar 08, 2018
Congratulations! After years of saving for retirement, you’re ready to retire and turn your savings into income. These five types of investments and products may be helpful in generating income for retirement. 1.…