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Monday, June 10, 2024

You've built a solid foundation for wealth and are moving closer to retirement. Your kids are adults with financial pressures and goals of their own, and your parents, if living, are advanced in their years...

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

If you find yourself simultaneously raising your own children while tending to your parents as they grow older, you’re not alone. Often aptly referred to as “the sandwich generation,” it’s at this unique stage that you're sandwiched...

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Throughout previous stages of life, you might have become accustomed to keeping your financial matters fairly close to the chest. Now, however, would be a good time to start involving your family as you develop and effectuate your estate...

Monday, May 20, 2024

Now that you’re approaching retirement, your kids are most likely all grown, with financial plans and pressures of their own. This might make you reluctant to burden them with more information and decisions...

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Without knowing it, you may be part of the so-called "sandwich generation." These are people who find themselves at the life stage in which they are caught between raising their own kids while watching their parents grow older...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Throughout previous stages of life, you might have become accustomed to keeping your financial matters fairly close to the chest. Now, however, would be a good time to start involving your family as you develop and effectuate your estate...

Monday, April 15, 2024

Now that you’re approaching retirement, your kids are most likely all grown, with financial plans and pressures of their own. This might make you reluctant to burden them with more information and decisions...

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Without knowing it, you may be part of the so-called "sandwich generation." These are people who find themselves at the life stage in which they are caught between raising their own kids while watching their parents grow older...

Monday, March 18, 2024

Are you on the brink of retirement or settling into your golden years? This chapter of your life can be exciting and rewarding, especially if you're well-prepared. One of the biggest concerns on your mind, however, is probably money...

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Conversations about finances aren't exactly romantic, and budgeting can be a touchy subject, especially when you have different views about spending and saving. Before discussing how you'll handle your bills and other expenses, be sure...

Monday, February 26, 2024

If you're like most retirees, running out of money is likely one of your biggest fears for your golden years. The good news is that careful planning and tax-efficient drawdown strategies can help you enjoy the lifestyle you've dreamed of...

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Retirement is a significant milestone in life that, for many people, brings both excitement and apprehension. As you approach this phase, ensuring your financial health becomes paramount. It's the time when you should reap the fruits of...

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Not every investment will be a winner, but a strategy called tax-loss harvesting can potentially lower your tax bill. It involves selling investments at a loss to secure capital gains that may be taxed at more favorable rates...

Monday, February 5, 2024

Even if retirement isn’t in your immediate future, saving and investing now can help you live comfortably after you’re done working. One of your most impactful opportunities to save, and even earn, over time is by investing in your 401(k).

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

From Hulu to Disney+, many households have come to rely on streaming services for convenient sources of home news and entertainment. While some subscriptions can enhance your daily routines and experiences, they can also sneakily erode...

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The start of a new year is an ideal time to set financial goals. Maybe you're aiming to save more money this year or are prioritizing paying off debt. Whatever you're dreaming of for 2024 and beyond, here are some financial resolutions...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The decision to go forward with your plans to start a family is a joyous one, but it can also lead to increased stress especially if your financial house has not been child-proofed. Considering that, on average, the cost of raising a...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

This isn’t our parents’ or grandparents’ retirement anymore. Just a few decades ago, many retirees enjoyed the full benefits of the “three-legged stool” of retirement provide by guaranteed pension payments, savings, and Social Security...