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Quote Of The Week: Shopping For A Financial Advisor

“If you want professional help, shop for a financial adviser who is a certified financial planner or is a certified public accountant with a personal finance specialist designation. Use an adviser who discloses fees and has fiduciary responsibility to put your interests first.” Linda Stern, How to Break Bad Investment Habits, AARP Magazine, June 21, […]

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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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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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New Miami Dolphin NFL Pick Has Got All The Right Money Moves

New Miami Dolphins pick Christian Wilkins is breaking all the stereotypes about how football players and professional athletes aren’t good at sticking to a budget. He pulled off the impossible task of earning a BA and master’s degree in record time, and graduated college with no debt & money in the bank. “It’s simple: My […]

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How Smart Financial Technology Can Be Making You … Dumber

OK. There is just no nice way to put it. All those smart apps and smart phones and clever financial programs that let you move money, buy stocks, and check your account balances on a teeny tiny screen are not helping. In fact, they’re making the situation worse. Research conducted by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence […]

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Win The Mega Millions $1.6 Billion Jackpot? Call Us!

Win the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot? First sign the ticket, says the lottery’s lead director, then go get yourself a good financial adviser. What’s the secret to picking the winning numbers? Can’t help you with that, says the Mega Millions official. “It’s completely random.” If you do win, you’ll pay about 37% of your jackpot […]

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How To Be A Loving Pet Parent: Health Care For Your ♥ Furry Friends

We grew up with big dogs. First it was a German Shepherd that was bigger than we were. Then it was a rescued Standard Poodle. No slouch; she wrestled an errant muskrat she found trespassing in her yard. She won the fight, but had to endure some nose patching afterwards. A couple of black Labs […]

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Balancing Being Mom With Work: Never An Easy Task

Work? Kids? Family? Friends? How is it possible to balance it all? It’s not easy, as we all know. I still have vivid memories of waking up at the crack of dawn, getting dressed for work, packing lunches, getting two toddlers ready for day-care drop off, then making it to an early morning work meeting, […]

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Just Why Are We So Concerned About Making Your Money Last?

Our clients know that one of the things we talk about a lot is how to make your money last. That means making smart decisions about how to invest and how much to spend each year. When you look at the facts behind longevity – how long you are likely to live – you’ll understand our […]

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Even Celebrities Get Told To Stop Spending Money

See if this makes you feel better about sticking to a budget. Even celebrities get told to stop spending money, says celebrity accountant Kristin Lee, who manages the finances of top entertainers, athletes and musicians. Here’s some of her insider tips for helping her rich and creative clients stay on top of their financial game: […]

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