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Who Wants To Be A 401(k) Millionaire?

Less than 1% of 401(k) participants lands in the elite $1,000,000 club at Fidelity, home of many corporate 401(k) plans. Personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary of the Washington Post calls these $1,000,000+ savers the “Navy SEALs” of retirement saving. They can show the rest of us how to do it the right way. The number of […]

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The Biggest New Financial Trap Out There For Women Is Student Debt

If you’re a parent, you already know how much college can cost. And if you’re a graduate, you undoubtedly know how much it did cost, because you’re probably still paying the bills! We’re all concerned about the ever-growing mountain of student debt, over $1.5 trillion at last count. For a devastating new look at the […]

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2019 Barron’s Independent Women Advisors Summit

You can’t really call it a hardship assignment! Last week, Mari got to spend three very enjoyable and productive days hanging out at the Breakers in Palm Beach as part of the Barron’s Independent Women Summit. It’s an annual get-together for preeminent women running independent financial advisory firms, like ours. Yes, we get to meet […]

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Overspending? Blame It On Social Media.

That selfie could be costing you more than you think. More than a third of Americans admit “their spending habits have been influenced by images and experiences shared by their friends on social media,” according to the 2019 Modern Wealth Survey, a research project sponsored by Schwab that interviewed 1,000 Americans on how they spend, […]

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Today’s Savings Tidbit: On The Job After Age 70? You Can Still Do Wonders!

We have more than a few clients who are still on the job after age 70. Many of them are business owners, and they love what they do. Some intend to stick around until they ultimately sell the business or transition it to the next generation of owners. Most of these business pioneers are well […]

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What Does It Take To Be Wealthy Today?

Charles Schwab’s annual Modern Wealth Survey asked 1,000 Americans how much money it takes to be considered wealthy today. They responded that you need $2.3 million to break the wealth barrier (although that’s more than 20 times the actual median net worth of U.S. households, according to the Federal Reserve). Not quite there yet? Not to […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day 2019!

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Quote Of The Week: Shattering The Glass Ceiling

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All In The Family: 7 Smart Tips For Lending Money To Adult Kids

It’s a situation most parents will encounter sooner or later. A family member, usually an adult child, needs a little financial help. It could be to cobble together the down payment on that first home, or maybe finance the exit from a difficult marriage, or perhaps fix the car after a fender-bender. We’ve helped guide […]

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Free Personal Finance Guide for Military Families

Shout out to Kimberly Lankford, contributing editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine and a military spouse. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kim for many years. She’s a first-rate journalist and a dedicated supporter of the military community. Kim is one of the guiding hands behind the newly-released fourth edition of the “Financial Field Manual: […]

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