5 “Easy” Ways Parents Can Save $1000’s a Year

Parents, let’s face it – the high cost of raising children leaves us all needing a little extra money. Short of getting a big raise, switching jobs, or winning the lottery, earning “more money” isn’t in the cards for a lot of parents. However, even if you can’t make more money, you can definitely save […]

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5 Interview Questions to Ask Your Financial Adviser

It is no secret why many Americans believe that a potential retirement crisis is looming. With Americans cash-strapped more than ever, it is a daunting and even depressing task to plan for your financial future. Whether it’s planning to pay for your children’s college tuition or even saving for retirement, without a financial plan in […]

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10 Ways to Avoid the 10% Early Retirement Withdrawal Penalty

If you have any type of tax advantaged retirement account such as an IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k) or annuity, you are not able to take withdrawals prior to age 59 ½ without incurring a 10% early withdrawal penalty. What most people don’t know is that there are ten ways that this penalty can be avoided. […]

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Wealth Managers: Are They Worth It?

Finding the right wealth manager can be one of the most rewarding accomplishments you can achieve. There are many great wealth managers out there that can really make a difference in you achieving your retirement goals and actually being able to comfortably retire. That being said, not every wealth manager is a great fit for […]

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How Can I Save Money for My Kid’s College?

Saving for college can seem like a task that might never be accomplished. Many people don’t know where to start and time flies when you only have about eighteen years to save before the money will be needed. In addition, lots of people don’t know all the options available to them when paying for college. […]

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How to Build a Retirement Plan?

In our recent article Retirement Planning 101: The Basics, we explored how to figure out your retirement needs by first looking at your expenses then your life expectancy and finally figuring out what your goal will need to be to achieve a successful retirement. In this blog post we’re going to talk more about some of […]

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Retirement Planning 101: The Basics

Building a retirement plan starts with understanding what your income needs will be in retirement. For a lot of people, this can be a daunting task. Many people don’t even understand what their current monthly expenses are. One reason is that it can be scary to find out those facts when they’re right in front […]

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529 Plan Basics

529 plans are named after section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code 26 U.S.C. § 529. State plans can have significant state tax advantages and other benefits, such as matching grant and scholarship opportunities, protection from creditors and exemption from state financial aid calculations for investors who invest in 529 plans in their state of residence. There are no […]

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IRA’s: Roth vs. Traditional?

Planning for retirement can be a daunting enough task without even more complexity being added with differences between different types of retirement accounts. That’s exactly what the US government has given us when passing into law two types of IRA retirement accounts. Before we go into the differences, let’s look at the similarities. Both types […]

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How to Find a Good Financial Adviser?

The best financial advisers can be found through research and word of mouth. It makes sense to ask around for recommendations from friends and family. You can also look online and check out reviews for financial advisers in your area. The internet has made it easier than ever to find many experts in your area […]

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