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Women and Money: Taking Control of Your Finances

As a woman, you have financial needs that are unique to your situation in life. Perhaps you would like to buy your first home. Maybe you need to start saving for your child's college education. Or

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Money Minute: Can You Afford to Retire? Check out These Four Considerations Before Making Your Decision

If you're considering retirement within the next five years or so, you're in the retirement "zone." This is a critical time period during which you'll be faced with a number of important choices,

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How Does Working Affect Social Security Retirement Benefits?

If you're thinking about working as long as possible to increase your retirement savings, you may be wondering whether you can receive Social Security retirement benefits while you're still

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College Saving: How Does a 529 Plan Compare to a Roth IRA?

529 plans were created 22 years ago, in 1996, to give people a tax-advantaged way to save for college. Roth IRAs were created a year later, in 1997, to give people a tax-advantaged way to save for

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Money minute: Active vs Passive Investing

Passive investing, also known as index investing, has become a popular strategy among individual and institutional investors alike. If you are not familiar, indexing is an investment approach

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Money Minute: Women's Financial Health Check Up in Your Fifties

When we reach our 50s, we are approaching the final stretch of retirement preparation and need to get serious with our plans. Statistically, women will live longer and experience higher healthcare

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Key Retirement and Tax Numbers for 2018

Every year, the Internal Revenue Service announces cost-of-living adjustments that affect contribution limits for retirement plans, thresholds for deductions and credits, and standard deduction

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Money Minute: Financial Planning in Your 50's. It's Never Too Late to Start

If you are in your 50’s and like many of your generation, you’re looking at your net worth and asking “Is this really all I have?”  Between raising young children, college tuition, home

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How Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect Your Estate Plan?

Effective January 1, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) reduces individual and corporate tax rates, eliminates a host of deductions and credits, enhances other breaks and makes Read more

Money minute: Understanding Investment Fees and expenses

Do you know how much your investments cost? It might be more than you think.

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