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Quote Of The Week: Millions Of Americans One Medical Emergency Away From Financial Ruin

“With more than 50 percent of U.S. households having less than $1,000 in savings and more than half of the workforce having a deductible greater than $1,000, millions of Americans are a bad stubbed toe away from financial ruin.” Dave Chase of Health Rosetta, as quoted by Dan Cook, “Out on a limb: Predictions for […]

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Quote Of The Week: Why Health Care Billing Is Totally Crazy

When his wife was told by her physician to get a routine medical diagnostic test, employee benefits consultant Carl Schuessler went to work comparing prices at medical facilities near his Atlanta, Georgia home. What he learned about medical pricing totally blew him away. Prices ranged from $450 to over $3,000 for the identical procedure. Some […]

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Quote Of The Week: You Can’t Afford To Skip This Ride

“Real risk lies in how we respond to the ups and downs in the market. Just because an investor doesn’t like the ups and downs of the stock market doesn’t mean that she can afford to skip the ride if she wants to meet her goals.” Ben Johnson, CFA, Director of Global ETF Research for […]

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Quote Of The Week: When Helping Adult Kids Hurts Your Retirement

“Parents are spending $500 billion annually to support their adult children — two times the amount they’re contributing toward their own retirement savings.” Betsey Guzior, “Parents contribute more to adult kids than retirement savings,” The Business Journals, October 4, 2018 The Takeaway: Almost 80% of parents provide some financial support to their grown kids ages […]

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Quote Of The Week: The Internet Of Things

“There are more devices connected to the internet now than there are people on the planet.” Greg Ruppert, Cybersecurity expert Senior Vice President, Financial Crimes Risk Management, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

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Quote Of The Week: How To Tell If Your Student Loans Are Too Big

“If your total debt at graduation is greater than your annual income, that is an indication you’ve graduated with excessive debt.” Mark Kantrowitz, the publisher of Savingforcollege.com, as quoted by Jillian Berman, “Which Student-Loan Repayment Plan Is Right for You?,” The Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2018 Got student loans? Check out this Wall Street Journal article for […]

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Quote Of The Week: “Homes Getting Harder To Sell”

“Homes are getting harder to sell,” said Glenn Kelman, CEO of real-estate brokerage & website company Redfin. Kelman reported that the housing market hit a sudden and “significant” slowdown in the past few weeks that could continue through at least September. The slowdown in sales is especially pronounced in formerly fast-growing (and pricey) East and West […]

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Quote Of The Week: Becoming A Caregiver, 30 Years Earlier Than Expected

“There comes a point in time where everyone has to care for a parent. It just happened 30 years sooner than I ever anticipated it.” Interview with Adrienne Glusman, who became her mother’s caregiver at age 29, as interviewed by  Clare Ansberry, “The Call to Care for Aging Parents Comes Sooner Now,” The Wall Street […]

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Quote Of The Week: The Problem With Commissions

Our clients know that we work on a fee-only basis. That means we do not accept commissions for recommending, buying or selling investments and we work only for you, our client. That independence allows us to always deliver to you our expert, objective and unbiased advice. Of course, not every investment professional can say that. […]

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Quote Of The Week: Building True Wealth

Why financial success can’t be measured by what you earn: “If you’re spending all your money accumulating assets that don’t appreciate and racking up debt, you’re not building true wealth. You can have a six-figure salary and still be broke.” Financial columnist Michelle Singletary, “How to calculate your net worth,” The Washington Post, July 19, […]

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