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Ladies – Are You Planning for Your Security in Retirement?

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Ladies – Are You Planning for Your Security in Retirement?

While there are many challenges, these are the five most prominent that come to my mind when I think about retirement security for women. Sit back and think about all the decisions you make in life today that have an impact on your security in the future

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4 Tips to Take Your 401(k) to the Next Level

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4 Tips to Take Your 401(k) to the Next Level

The best kind of money isn’t old, new or even tax-advantaged – it’s free money! If your employer has a 401(k) program, they probably have a matching plan. Know what that is and make sure you max it out. They’re essentially giving you money, which you never want to turn down.

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Financial Planning Questions Small Business Owners Should Ask Themselves

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Financial Planning Questions Small Business Owners Should Ask Themselves

Foundational decisions you make can save you – or cost you – thousands over time, no matter how many widgets you sell or clients you sign up. There are deep structure questions here that will be the difference between long-term growth or flash-in-the-pan success.

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5 Steps to Protect Your Identity in the Digital Age

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5 Steps to Protect Your Identity in the Digital Age

Identity theft is increasingly common and severe in today’s digital world. Although many organizations now provide services for credit monitoring, how can you make sure you’re adequately protected? Also, if you work with industry professionals, how can you feel confident your information is protected?

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8 Crucial Items for Your Retirement Planning Checklist

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8 Crucial Items for Your Retirement Planning Checklist

Imagine yourself on your last ride home from work on the day you retire. The cardboard box is in the backseat, your gold watch is on your wrist and you realize you don’t have to wake up to an alarm clock tomorrow. Are you ready? Is your plan in place? Is that fear or excitement fluttering in your stomach? 

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The Basics Of Required Minimum Distributions With Your Retirement Account

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The Basics Of Required Minimum Distributions With Your Retirement Account

Retirement accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs allow individuals to save for their future in a tax advantaged manner. IRA and 401(k) contributions are often tax deductible and gains are tax deferred – you only pay taxes when you withdraw money from your account.

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4 Moves You Can Make with Your Old 401(k)

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4 Moves You Can Make with Your Old 401(k)

Whether you’ve taken the next step in your career, left behind a company that wasn’t a good fit for you or the company decided it was time to part ways, you should be prepared to manage your 401(k). Changing careers is an emotional move – there’s excitement for the new opportunity

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How a 529 College Savings Plan Can Help Make Summer Dreams a Reality

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How a 529 College Savings Plan Can Help Make Summer Dreams a Reality

I have always loved the feeling of summer. Once Memorial Day celebrations kick off, the atmosphere seems to relax. Sunshine, water and sunscreen seem to be everyone’s focus. Long, warm nights are filled with the sounds of lawn mowers and children laughing.

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Retiring Abroad (More Practical Than You Think)

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Retiring Abroad (More Practical Than You Think)

What do you think about when someone mentions the Cayman Islands? Do you think of the pristine white sandy beaches? The clear blue water? Fresh seafood? Snorkeling? While these may be on the top of most people’s mind, some may even consider it a great place to retire. 

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Politics and the Markets: How to Invest in Politically Challenging Times

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Politics and the Markets: How to Invest in Politically Challenging Times

When presenting to individual investors, what I worry about the most is offending an audience member’s political views, especially when there’s a Q&A to follow. As our political discussions grow more contentious, it’s more challenging to avoid stepping on toes.

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