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Uncertain Income? Tips To Cut Your Spending

Whether you’re still working or already in retirement, you may feel less confident now about your income than you did in January due to the ongoing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. It’s natural to want to proceed with extra caution going forward. One way to get your finances back into your comfort zone is to […]

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Don’t Throw Out That Stimulus Debit Card!

“I almost threw it out,” confessed one client. “I thought it was another unsolicited credit card offer and was getting ready to put it in the shredder,” said another. They are talking about the prepaid debit cards they received from the U.S. Treasury containing their stimulus payments issued under the CARES Act. The cards, called Economic […]

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Women: Here’s How To Protect Your Credit During The Pandemic

Millions of Americans are concerned about protecting their credit during the coronavirus pandemic, and especially women. We’re all affected by the coronavirus pandemic. But some are facing greater financial challenges as they wait for the economy to rebound. Almost 90 million Americans are worried about their credit scores and whether they will be damaged before […]

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Florida Real Estate Holds Its Own During The Pandemic

We may be in the midst of a global pandemic, but life goes on. No surprise, then, that we have clients who are selling, building, buying, and refinancing homes across the state, despite COVID-19. Curious as to how Florida’s real estate market is weathering the pandemic? Here’s some highlights: Transactions are continuing day by day. […]

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Why A Juicy Auto Insurance Rebate May Be Headed Your Way

It’s not often you get money back. But billions of dollars in auto insurance rebates may be headed your way, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Industry sources say auto insurers will be giving back to policyholders $10.5 billion in premiums and benefits either as policy credits, percentage discounts, dividends, or added insurance coverages. One […]

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If We’re Barely Going Out, How Can We Be Spending More?

We may be sheltering at home, but apparently our wallet didn’t get the message. How on earth can our spending be higher if we’re barely leaving the house? While the vast majority of Americans do believe they have cut back on spending while social distancing, an estimated 58 million people admit to spending more money […]

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Coronavirus: Could It Disrupt Spring And Summer Weddings?

The coronavirus is disrupting supply chains across the globe, but the largest U.S. bridal retailer vows that it won’t lead to cancellations of spring and summer weddings. “We know how stressful a delayed order can be to a bride, so I’m here to unequivocally say that every customer will have the dress of her dreams […]

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Here’s How To Make Like Marie Kondo And Declutter Your Financial Life for The New Year

Is your financial life messy and spiraling out of control? Are you drowning in papers and files? Here’s some valuable tips on how to make like Marie Kondo and declutter your financial life in 2020. We talked with veteran business journalist Robyn A. Friedman of City & Shore magazine to share how financial pros help clients make order out […]

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Don’t Let Hefty Credit Card Bills Be All That’s Left When The Holidays Are Over

Enjoy the holidays, but don’t get carried away with holiday shopping. It’s easy to overspend, and 48 million Americans are still paying off credit card debt from last holiday season, says NerdWallet. 55% of credit card users carry a balance on their cards, paying interest rates of 16.86% on average, says website CreditDonkey. The average individual credit card […]

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Buying A New Car? Keep Your Car Loan Short And Sweet

New cars are getting more expensive. Hard to believe, but the average sales price on a new car today is more than $37,000. That is tempting some consumers to stretch out car loans to make their monthly payments more affordable. But car experts advise against long-term car loans. “Although stretching the length of a car […]

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