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Protect your stuff and pass it on

Protect your stuff and pass it on

Protect your stuff and pass it on

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Out of the mattress and into the market

Out of the mattress and into the market

All that cash, despite today’s rock-bottom interest rates.

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Unlock the mystery of required minimum distributions

Unlock the mystery of required minimum distributions

The year is quickly winding down. For millions of Americans, that means the window for taking annual required minimum distributions (RMDs) from IRAs and other retirement plans is closing.

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Don’t get spooked when weighing 
changes to Medicare coverage

Don’t get spooked when weighing 
changes to Medicare coverage

Many seniors are scared to make changes to their coverage, intimidated by all the options available. But adjusting your plan can be a good thing.

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Five things you might not know about life insurance

Five things you might not know about life insurance

As a conversation-starter, life insurance is almost guaranteed to be followed by the type of silence normally found only in a hearing test chamber.

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Avoid debt regret when buying a new car

Avoid debt regret when buying a new car

With our focus firmly on the loan part of the car-buying process, here are three tips to keep you from disaster.

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Have ‘the talk’ about long-term care

Have ‘the talk’ about long-term care

Planning for the care of aging parents is a broad, complicated and often emotional topic.

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Don’t talk yourself out of planning, saving for retirement

Don’t talk yourself out of planning, saving for retirement

Survey results make it clear that “retirement” and “confidence” resemble oil and water more than peanut butter and jelly in America today.

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New addition means new approach to financial planning

New addition means new approach to financial planning

A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that it will take a typical family almost $235,000 to raise a child.

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What to know when comparing 
Roth, traditional IRAs

What to know when comparing 
Roth, traditional IRAs

Since it’s tax time, a lot of folks are going through their own pairing exercise, trying to match the right type of IRA, Roth or traditional, to their situation.

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To get out of debt, get specific

Have your good intentions for the new year already been blown to the side of the road like a grocery bag on the highway? It could be that you just didn’t set yourself up correctly.

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Saving, paying off debt among 
best uses for tax refunds

The word “windfall” brings to mind tantalizing images of a monster lottery payout or a huge, unexpected inheritance. But this month we’re thinking of a windfall that’s a little smaller and a lot more common: the tax refund.

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Make your own financial luck in ’13

We’re big believers in creating your own luck, so we’re going to offer four steps to help do just that.

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Don’t let holiday spirit undo your budget

Visions, plans and preparations are important, but without proper follow-through they quickly become pointless.

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No better time to talk turkey about cars

Of course you’re aware that the holiday season is upon us. But are you aware that car-buying season is upon us, too?

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Consider the protections of renters insurance

The Insurance Information Institute reports that while the majority of homeowners have homeowners insurance, a whopping 69 percent of those who rent do not have renters insurance.

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Say ‘no’ to impulse buys, credit cards this Christmas

Five steps to help make the holidays a financial footnote and not a financial disaster.

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Does your financial plan need schooling?

Even if your school days are long behind you, this is a perfect time to study and plot your financial future.

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The open road for less

We hope you’re having a blast, but we’d also like you to do so without fracturing your finances.

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The first outlay for the rest of your life

The beginning of summer is the peak of wedding season, and frankly, a lot of families will spend a lot more money this year on weddings than on graduation gifts and vacations combined.

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Legion DSOs there to help

Despite the fact we have both served, we had no idea that service officers were out there, or that The American Legion was a key player in what they do.

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MHA programs offer path to mortgage relief

It’s the understatement of the decade to say we’re in a challenging real-estate market.

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Spread the word about new Roth TSP

The snow is melting as temperatures warm. But there’s more to celebrate than just spring and clean, invigorating air.

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Tackle your financial resolutions one month at a time

Tackle your financial resolutions one month at a time

More often than not, the near-term events on our calendars or smart phones engulf our very existence.

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Balanced portfolio may equal smoother ride

Balanced portfolio may equal smoother ride

Following age-old pearls of wisdom can help keep your nest egg from getting cracked.

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Save money using the commissary

Save money using the commissary

Trim grocery costs and put your money to work on things that last.

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Don’t let money woes strain relationship

Don’t let money woes strain relationship

A leading cause of stress in many households often revolves around money.

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Home equity sometimes better left untapped

Home equity sometimes better left untapped

Getting a home equity loan can potentially put the roof over your head in peril.

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Millionaire in the military

Millionaire in the military

Saving $1 million while serving in the military is possible, with the proper planning.

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Emerge from the red in 2011

Emerge from the red in 2011

Follow these five tips to help reduce debt this year.

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