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Florida Cities Ranked Best Places To Retire

With only 24 percent of working Americans reporting that they are “very confident” they will have enough money for a comfortable retirement, picking the right place to retire becomes vitally important. For retirees, the ideal city has to offer good weather, lots to do, and access to good health-care, especially in light of the COVID crisis. […]

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How Did Americans Spend Their Stimulus Checks? You May Be Surprised To Learn

Millions of Americans received stimulus payments of up to $1,200 each to combat the damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, researchers checked in with them to ask how they spent the funds. The answers might surprise you, according to financial journalist Kimberly Lankford writing for US News and World Report. The bottom line? Researchers […]

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It’s Not Your Imagination. Pandemic Work Days ARE Getting Longer

Many of us are fortunate enough to be able to continue working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, far away from the potential perils of the daily commute on public transit or sharing a workplace with others. But there is a downside to working from home. If it feels like the workday is getting longer, it’s […]

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Quote Of The Week: The Coming Childcare Crisis

“There are upward of 45 million working parents with children under 18, and most of them are in jobs that can’t be done from home. Without in-person school, many parents will be forced to choose between working and supervising and caring for their children. Many will choose the latter.” Justin Lahart, “Beware of Complacency on […]

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Mercer Advisors Named To Elite Advisor List

Financial Times has named Mercer Advisors to their elite group of Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors once again! The list singles out Registered Investment Advisors with more than $300 million of client assets under management based on their expertise, credentials and client service. Clients need in-depth and tailored advice more than ever, says the Financial Times, as […]

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College Refund Due To COVID-19? Here’s How To Handle It

Your college student may have received a refund for tuition, fees, room and board, or other qualified higher education expenses due to COVID-19. If you withdrew funds from your student’s 529 account to pay the expenses, you may be able to deposit the refund back to the 529 account. To put the funds back into the […]

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Quote Of The Week: What Low Interest Rates Mean For You

The Federal Reserve has pushed interest rates to new lows to fight COVID-19. How do these historically low rates affect your wallet? “Good news, bad news. Borrowers will benefit from the low-rate environment. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate is likely to remain below 4% for the foreseeable future. Auto, home-equity and other consumer loan rates will […]

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When Grown Kids Return To The Nest: Practical Parenting During The Pandemic

Sheltering-at-home has been tough on many people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are lonely, some are bored, many miss seeing their grandkids, and more than a few have their hands full juggling work, childcare, medical concerns, and financial stress. That’s why I consider myself one of the lucky ones. For the last few years I’ve […]

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What Women 50+ Want From Their Financial Advisor

It’s official: Women over fifty know their own mind and aren’t afraid to speak up. When asked during a recent research study what they want from their financial advisor, mid-life women were very clear in spelling out what is on their wish list. Here’s seven key items mid-life women 50+ are looking for from their […]

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12 Most Affordable Housing Markets For First-Time Homebuyers

Young Americans are priced out of real estate markets in many of their favorite cities. Home values are so high in relation to income in the nation’s leading metropolitan areas that young home-buyers would need decades to save enough money to put down a 20% down payment. But it doesn’t need to be that way. […]

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