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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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These Young Consumers Are Buying Their First Home During The Pandemic

It takes a lot of courage to move forward with a life-changing financial decision in the midst of the pandemic. But many young consumers are doing just that. They are forging ahead with their very first home purchase in one of the most uncertain economic climates we’ve ever experienced. In fact, Client Associate Scott Weigel, whom […]

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Women, Everything You Think You Know About Picking A Mentor Might Just Be … Wrong

Want to move ahead in your career? You’ve probably heard more than once why you should work with a mentor who can guide you up the career ladder and share the dos-and-don’ts of success. One-half of all professional women use a mentor An overwhelming majority of American workers would agree that mentorship is an important […]

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More Credit Score Myths Busted: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

Do you care about your credit score? You should. Of course, you already know it can dictate what credit cards you’re offered and what interest rates you pay. But it also affects how much you pony up for auto insurance, whether you get the mortgage for your dream home, and even whether you ace the […]

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Quote Of The Week: The Search For Yield

“Investors are once again being forced to look farther afield for income and returns. In some cases, that requires them to face the unpleasant prospect of taking more risk or lowering their longer-term expectations. “That’s the world we’re living in now,” said James Bianco,  head of Chicago-based advisory firm Bianco Research. “Two percent is now […]

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Quote Of The Week: Why Tapping Your Nest Egg May Require Expert Help

“Tapping a nest egg is among the most important and difficult tasks we all face in retirement. Simply put, your money needs to last as long as you do. Yes, there are tools that can help do-it-yourselfers. … But I would argue that this is one place where a good adviser is invaluable.” Glenn Ruffenach, […]

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Should You Pay Off The Mortgage?

Thoughtful article by financial journalist Robyn A. Friedman on whether it makes sense to pay off the mortgage as you approach retirement. Debt-free peace of mind Many of our clients have paid off their mortgage entirely, usually because they wanted the peace of mind of being debt-free. When we sit down to review their retirement […]

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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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Behind The Curve On Saving For Retirement? Here’s A Simple Fix

Many people don’t start saving for retirement until they hit their 40s and 50s. That can make it tough to get back on track. So here’s a simple fix. If it’s hard for you to get more money into your retirement accounts, consider pushing back your retirement date instead. Recent research detailed in today’s Wall Street […]

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What Every Woman Truly Fears: The Bag Lady Syndrome

Women want to plan for their financial future, but what they often see in the years ahead frightens them. The math is simple. Women tend to live longer than men. And living longer carries a hefty price tag. We have an unmarried client just entering her 70s. She has well over a million dollars saved […]

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