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Making Space for Your Retirement

Making Space for Your Retirement

Recently, Griffin Miller wrote a terrific piece on retirement downsizing for Bankrate. I’d like to highlight a few of these points here and add a couple of my own. Downsizing can be an enticing option for many retirees to help lower living costs, there’s more to it...

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Tax Refund Trip

Tax Refund Trip

With tax refunds hitting bank accounts across the country right about now, it’s important that we think about what this money is and what it can be. On average, Americans get a tax refund of $2,895 each year from the government. This is our money coming back to us....

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Can a Latte Delay Your Retirement?

Can a Latte Delay Your Retirement?

What is a cup of coffee worth to you? For many, coffee is a huge part of their morning routine. But could that grande latte from Starbucks cost you your retirement fund? Many of the people I meet with, especially young people who’ve recently entered the workforce,...

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Do You Need a 401(K) Stock Market Action Plan?

Do You Need a 401(K) Stock Market Action Plan?

Andrew* was so excited to finally announce his retirement to all his family and friends. His 401(k) account had grown to levels that made him feel secure about his retirement future. His time had come! The problem for Andrew was that it was the summer of 2008. In the...

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How Do You Show Your Love to Your Family?

How Do You Show Your Love to Your Family?

My father-in-law just passed away. Yes, it was a sad time for the family. Losing a great man that was dearly loved was difficult. But as with many clouds that come over our lives, there are silver linings. What I learned through this was just how much love he had for...

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Tips for Getting More From Your 401(k)

Tips for Getting More From Your 401(k)

If you are not already participating in your company’s 401(k) retirement plan, enroll as soon as you can. Just like winning the lottery, you don’t have a chance to benefit unless you buy a ticket. Now that you are enrolled in the plan, one critical step is to select...

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Preparing for Long-Term Care Pt. 2: Your Options

Preparing for Long-Term Care Pt. 2: Your Options

As I discussed in the first part of this post, long-term care is something that we all have to take seriously and plan for accordingly. Though Medicare can be a great help, there are shortcomings that you will have to work around to deal with prolonged medical care....

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Long-Term Care: Medicare (Part 1 of 2)

Long-Term Care: Medicare (Part 1 of 2)

Long term care issues will face most Americans sometime during their lifetime and for some, it will be a longer period of time that will have a significant impact on their financial well-being. Understand the finances and reality behind Medicare and long term health care.

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