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Financial New Year’s Resolutions: Using Tech to Stay on Track

The New Year is symbolic in many respects. It gives you a chance to start fresh and set some goals that can improve your life in ways large and small. […]

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Important checklist when faced with a death

Losing a loved one is arguably one of the most difficult experiences in life. In addition to coping with the grief and loss of a loved one, there are also […]

Eleven Ways to Help Yourself Stay Sane in a Crazy Market

Keeping your cool can be hard to do when the market goes on one of its periodic roller-coaster rides. It’s useful to have strategies in place that prepare you both financially and psychologically […]

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Health Insurance in Retirement

At any age, health care is a priority. When you retire, however, you will probably focus more on health care than ever before. Staying healthy is your goal, and this […]

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Key Estate Planning Documents You Need

There are five estate planning documents you may need, regardless of your age, health, or wealth:

Durable power of attorney
Advanced medical directives
Will
Letter of instruction
Living trust

The last document, a living trust, isn’t […]

Helping Your Adult Children Without Hurting Your Retirement

A large portion of the millennial generation has come of age during complex and challenging economic conditions. The older end of the generation entered the workforce just in time for […]

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Avoiding Tax-Related Identity Theft

If you’re not thinking about your taxes yet, you should be—identity thieves certainly are.

During tax season, there’s a significant increase in the sharing of sensitive information, both online and via […]

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What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean for You?

Yesterday’s big news was that the Federal Reserve (Fed) has finally increased interest rates, by 25 basis points or one-quarter of 1 percent. On the face of it, this increase […]

Back-to-School Budgeting

When handling financial matters with a college student, parents often struggle to find the right balance between hovering over the child’s every decision and granting too much financial freedom, too […]

Retirement Plan Is Key to Confidence, Survey Finds Article

Retirees tend to be more confident about having a financially secure retirement than current workers, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

Retirement confidence is highest among workers who say they […]