Top 10 Things to Do Before You Retire

Jun 13, 2017
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, while the average American spends 20 years in retirement, fewer than half have calculated how much they need to save for the golden years. Retirement is expensive. Experts estimate that you will need at least 70 percent of your pre-retirement income (for lower earners, it could be up to 90 percent) to maintain your standard of living when you stop working.
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Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Identity Theft

May 15, 2017
We’ve heard the stories in the news – identity thieves stealing personal information through phishing scams, card skimmers, or computer malware. It may seem overwhelming to watch every bank account, every credit card statement, and every email you receive. But now more than ever, it’s important to be vigilant in protecting your personal information, and keeping an eye out for your friends or loved ones that could be targets.
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Money Smarts for All Ages

Apr 12, 2017
Money plays an integral part in our lives, and making good choices requires learning how to manage cash properly. But when is a good time to begin teaching children and young adults about money?
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Spring Clean Your Life

Mar 14, 2017
The holidays have come and gone, and we’re seeing longer days and shorter nights. And it’s just a matter of time before the winds calm and summer is in full swing! It’s a perfect time of the year to get your affairs in order so you can enjoy the warm weather ahead.
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Money and Relationships

Feb 15, 2017
When matters of the heart meet with matters of finance, the path isn’t always adorned with rose petals and chocolates. Combining debts and income under one umbrella might work for one couple, while keeping everything separate and distinct might work for others. Regardless of which option you may choose when starting out in your relationship, the secret to successful finances in your relationship is to communicate early and often.
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Managing Your Debt Wisely

Jan 10, 2017
Whether it is an auto loan, a mortgage, a student loan, credit cards, or loans from family or friends, having some sort of financial debt is a reality for most people. However, with some advance planning and resourceful thinking, it doesn’t need to be a point of excessive stress. In fact, some types of loans are helpful to your overall financial well-being – if they’re paid on time and are used sensibly.
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Frugal Fill-Ups: Great Ways to Save

Dec 13, 2016
Don't let all the extra driving during the holiday season drain your wallet - there are many ways to put an immediate dent in your gas bill. Nothing will save you more money at the station than a fuel-efficient car. Large, heavy vehicles can burn up to three times as much fuel as small cars. So if it's time for a trade in, seriously consider purchasing a car that was built to get good gas mileage.
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Well-balanced, and Joyful Holidays

Nov 16, 2016
Thanksgiving is in the books, and the holidays are approaching full-steam. While many well-organized friends and family members may be putting bows on the gifts they bought in July, most of us are prepping for full-blown holiday mode. Whether you’re scouring the web for bargain travel deals, or getting your shopping list in order, you’re not alone.
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Financial Tips for the Sandwich Generation

Oct 12, 2016
If you find yourself squeezed between caring for your children and caring for your aging parents, you’re part of what’s now referred to as the Sandwich Generation. It’s a scenario faced by nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s, according to a Pew Research Center study. Here are some things you can do to help keep your finances on track while meeting family responsibilities.
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