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Social Security Claiming Strategies for Married Couples

Deciding when to begin receiving Social Security benefits is a major financial issue for anyone approaching retirement because the age at which you apply for benefits will affect the amount […]

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Preparing Your College Student for Financial Responsibility

For many parents, the thought of a child heading off to college is both exciting and scary. Whether your child is going away to school for the first time or […]

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Supreme Court Rules on Inherited IRAs

As a result of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Clark v. Rameker, IRA assets inherited by a nonspouse beneficiary are no longer protected from creditors in a bankruptcy proceeding.
Background
In […]

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Mastering the Mysteries of File and Suspend

When and how you claim your Social Security benefit impacts the amount you receive.
Could file and suspend be beneficial and benefit-enhancing?
Q: My wife and I are trying to decide when […]

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Key Points in the President’s 2015 Budget Proposal

On March 3, President Obama announced his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. Although the budget is more of a presidential “wish list” at this point, it includes […]

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A Safety Reminder: Protecting Yourself from Data Security Breaches

One of the biggest themes of the past year has been the scary truth that our personal information may not be as secure as we think it is. Yet, even […]

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Prepping for the Upcoming Tax Season—And Beyond

If you typically file your taxes early to receive your refund faster, you’ll have to wait a bit longer this tax season. Due to the partial government shutdown last year, […]

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How to Adjust a Portfolio When Nearing Retirement

Investors who follow the financial media probably have noticed a familiar trend over the years. The financial media is notorious for focusing on the most volatile of investments including stock […]

Credit Tightens in China as Central Bank Takes a Hard Lineart

With all the negative daily headlines it can be tough to filter out legitimate threats to portfolios.  The event the following article talks about happened in June of this year.  […]

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Curbing the Costs of Health Care

Health care expenses are a major concern for people of all ages, from recent college graduates to those nearing retirement. While it’s impossible to predict how much health care will […]

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