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How To Handle Market Volatility

Looking back at the past few weeks, the market has made some investors nervous.  Market volatility can lead to some serious stress but what are the best ways to respond to this uneasy feeling?  When dealing with market volatility, it’s important to keep several things in mind to avoid making major mistakes. Have a Plan It’s frequently said that those who fail to plan are planning to fail. When investing, it’s important to have a plan. If your plan is...
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12
Aug

Bad Idea? Women Leave Money Decisions To Their Spouse

When couples get married the finances are typically left to one person. It is rare for both parties in a marriage to handle the finances together. In some cases, it is the wife that is leaving the husband to handle all financial issues. This may be common in some relationships, but it is not exactly a sound approach to managing the money in every case. Difference In Opinion The trouble that can stem from this type of one sided financial...
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05
Aug

Bad Idea? Women Leave Money Decisions To Their Spouse

When couples get married the finances are typically left to one person. It is rare for both parties in a marriage to handle the finances together. In some cases, it is the wife that is leaving the husband to handle all financial issues. This may be common in some relationships, but it is not exactly a sound approach to managing the money in every case. Difference In Opinion The trouble that can stem from this type of one sided financial...
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04
Aug

The Unexpected Can Occur At Any Age

This topic is not comfortable for everyone to talk about but planning now can make a world of difference later.   More than a third of long-term care residents are younger than 65 years of age. This statistic reminds us that we should prepare for the future, and the earlier you start preparing, the better.  Here are some steps you should take to prepare for your golden years.  Draw up a Will You’ll want to decide how your estate gets...
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29
Jul

Baby Boomers Bomb This Question

With all of the day-to-day demands on your finances, sometimes it is difficult to have a strong grasp on what your overall financial picture really looks like. While many people may be very in tune with one segment of their financial life, you may be inadvertently neglecting other parts. One often-overlooked financial aspect is retirement savings. In fact, you may be surprised to know that according to the Motley Fool, 42% of baby boomers cannot answer the question of “How...
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24
Jul

Avoid New Retirement Over Spending

You’ve put your time in and the day you’ve been waiting for has finally come. It’s time to retire! You’re done working 40+ hours a week and ready to enjoy the money you’ve been saving for years. Slow down for a minute, though. It can be tempting after working for so many years to start checking off all the items you’ve been adding to your bucket list throughout the years, but this can lead to some severe overspending. It’s a...
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15
Jul

Think Before You Build Your Retirement Dream Home

Building your dream home for retirement is not an uncommon goal many Americans have. However, just because it’s a common dream doesn’t mean it’s an appropriate dream for a large portion of the population. Sure, you may have several hundred thousand or a couple million in your retirement accounts. You’ll still want to think before you build your retirement dream home.  Think Location Three of the most important considerations to take into account before building a dream home are location,...
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09
Jul

Your 2019 IRA Guide

When it comes to retirement savings, one of the best options available to those who don’t have a workplace retirement plan is an IRA. These savings vehicles allow for future retirees to save up to $6,000 per year in a tax-advantaged manner as of 2019. Those who have reached age 50 can add another $1,000 to their accounts each year.  Types of IRAs There are two main types of IRAs. The first is the traditional IRA, and it allows individuals...
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02
Jul
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