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SURVEY SHOWS LIFE REGRETS CAN SHAPE LATER YEARS

Voices tinged with regret are echoing in the minds of many aging Americans today who know that getting older offers fewer opportunities for “do-overs” to course-correct their lives. Read the rest of the story.

Probate me – please!

Many people that I meet with for the first time feel happy that they have a will and have taken care of their beneficiaries. If your only estate plan is to have a will, you are, in my opinion, doing it all wrong. By only having a will as your ...

WHAT TO DO AFTER YOUR 401(K) AND IRA ARE MAXED OUT

Maxing out your 401(k) and IRA contributions is certainly a good “problem” to have. But then you have to figure out what to do with the rest of your investable assets. Read the rest of the story.

It’s just a cup of coffee – what’s the big deal?

When planning for retirement, a sound budget is so important. The big deal is that little things add up. The average price for a premium cup of coffee is $4.50 while a pound of premium coffee is $10.00 making a cup that you brew about $.50. While these numbers are ...

WHY ‘I’LL JUST WORK LONGER’ IS NOT A GOOD RETIREMENT PLAN

Despite his age, Charles Morris, 66, says he has no plans to retire anytime soon. Read the rest of the story.

10 REASONS YOU WILL NEVER RETIRE

Retirement is the payoff at the end of a long career, the end game most workers are striving for. Read the rest of the story.

FIVE MYTHS ABOUT RETIREMENT

It’s not all golf and grandchildren.  Many people spend years planning for retirement and think they have it all figured out, until they actually retire. Read the rest of the story.

ACT NOW TO REFINANCE YOUR HOME BEFORE RATES RISE

There has never been a better time to refinance your home. Read the rest of the story.

WHY DO WOMEN AND MEN INVEST DIFFERENTLY?

The money-making strategies that the sexes can learn from one another. Read the rest of the story.

We are your 401K’s secret weapon!

A recent survey* showed that participants in 401K accounts that take advantage of professional advisory services end up doing much better than those who do not.The average participant that uses professional help earned 3.32% more annually, net of fees, than those who did not.I am qualified to help manage my ...

7 THINGS I WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT 401(K) PLANS

Do you have a 401(k) plan? If so, read on. Here are seven things I wish people knew about their 401(k) plans. Read the rest of the story.

Your Ex-Spouse is good for something!

If you have been married and divorced, even more than once, your Ex can still provide for your retirement. If you have been divorced at least two years and are age 62 or older, you can claim Social Security up to 50% of your Ex’s benefit. The best thing is, ...

Free Credit Reports: What’s the Catch?

Consumers are entitled to a free annual credit report from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. AnnualCreditReport.com is the place to go for those reports. Read the rest of the story.

Concerned About Longevity: 4 Mistakes to Avoid

Would-be centenarians should hold more stocks and tweak their Social Security timing, among other strategies. Read more here.

Don’t be cheap at the wrong time.

Like many girls I love shoes. When I moved to Florida I dumped about 40 pairs and before I moved in with my Husband, I dumped another 20 pairs. This shocked my Husband. How could I just throw out so many pairs of shoes? Men pay much more per pair ...

SOCIAL SECURITY: THE COSTS OF RETIRING TOO SOON

Thirty-eight million Americans rely on Social Security benefits in retirement. Read the rest of the story.

Are your savings habits a detriment to your finances?

In a country where not enough people save, the thought that your saving’s habits could hurt you seems wrong, but its not. Sometime, how you save can be the problem. Let’s look at a couple of examples. At the beginning of the school year, we have tax free shopping days. ...

5 WAYS TO RUN OUT OF MONEY IN RETIREMENT

Retirement is a balancing act. You want to spend enough to enjoy today, while preserving enough to take care of your needs tomorrow. Read the rest of the story.

SEVEN BIG MISTAKES COUPLES MAKE IN RETIREMENT

Getting ready for retirement? Just salivating at the thought of you and your spouse getting in that RV and roaming around the country? Read the rest of the story.

Best ways to tap retirement investment accounts

Delaying Social Security means forgoing benefits for a number of years, but for those who live to life expectancy, delaying is equivalent to earning a risk-free return about 3 percentage points above the inflation rate. Read the rest of the story.

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