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January 2011
By: Robert A. Vandenbergh

At some point in your life, you might need ready access to money for a major expense such as a home renovation or college tuition for your children. Many families who own their home have the option of applying for a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) or a Home Equity Loan (HEL) to help with life’s expenses.

The video above, from Bankrate.com, does an effective job of explaining the basic differences between a HELOC and a H ...

 By: Jeffrey J. Buonforte

Disability and long term care insurance are important aspects of financial planning. These insurance options protect families facing a situation of income loss due to a catastrophic accident or an extended illness.

According to a recent National Underwriters study, men have a 43% and women a 54% chance, of becoming seriously disabled during their working years.[1] Regarding long-term care two-thirds of people 65 or older will need long ...

 By: Jeffrey J. Buonforte
It has been estimated that over 40% of Americans may not be prepared for retirement [1], which is mainly due to the current challenging state of our economy. While some individuals are saving less for retirement others are dipping into their nest eggs to make ends meet.  Talking with a financial advisor can help you make the best financial decisions for your family and your future.

Here are five tips to help get you started on finding the financial advisor that is right for you.

By: Robert A. Vandenbergh

 At the beginning of a year, we have the opportunity to review our finances and make adjustments for a fresh start. If you have spent too much and saved too little, making small tweaks to your budget will help you meet your financial goals.

As reported in The Miami Herald, statistics confirm that almost 97 percent of New Year's resolutions are never fulfilled. Even so, some 40 to 45 percent of people set goals and research shows that 46 percent make it past the six-month mark.  Read the full story

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