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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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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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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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Young Buyers Say Home Not As Sweet As They Hoped

Interesting CNBC.com article a few days ago on how 70% of young millennial homebuyers “regret” buying their home. That’s truly sad. It’s a huge purchase, and not one that can be easily or cheaply undone. So what’s turning what should be one of the happiest occasions of their lives into a major case of buyer’s remorse? These […]

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The Kids Are Alright: The Rise Of The Millennial Workforce

If you’re a Baby Boomer, prepare to be outnumbered! In fact, it’s too late. You are already in the minority. Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, says the Pew Research Center based on analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Millennials are defined as those born 1981 to 1996, or those aged […]

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When It Comes To Money, Your Phone May Not Be Your Friend

Millennials using mobile payments for transactions are more likely to overspend, pay credit card fees and use pricey loan services, says a new study from the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) at the George Washington University School of Business. That shows that what’s fast and convenient may not always save you money, and may […]

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High School Grad? Here’s Smart Financial Tips To Help You Launch

We’re thrilled to see our very own Anthony LaBrake, CFP® sharing financial tips for high school grads with MSN.com’s MoneyTalks News. If you have a new high school grad in your house, make sure to direct them to this article so they can start down the path to financial adulthood on the right foot. Anthony […]

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Prom Night: Your Kids’ $1,000 Lesson On How To Spend Money

Dresses, tux, tickets and that traditional corsage don’t come cheap. The average prom costs over $919 on average. It’s hard to believe that the price tag for this teen rite of passage is almost a grand. And here’s the oddest thing about it. The wealthiest families spend the least on prom, coughing up only $818 […]

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How Your Kids Can Be Millionaires By Retirement

Every parent wants the best for their kids. But smart parents know that encouraging their kids to save can give them a serious head start on a million dollar nest egg. Contributing Editor Kim Lankford of Kiplinger’s magazine talked to Associate Client Advisor Anthony LaBrake, CFP® in our office about how opening a Roth IRA can get your child […]

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Is Social Media Stunting Your Financial Progress?

Social media has been blamed for all kinds of societal ills lately, from undermining self esteem, to promoting fake news, and even to rewiring the pathways in your brain. So here’s a new problem that’s been chalked up to too much time on social media. It seems that millennials, in particular, may be seeing their […]

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