Financial Planning

4 Ways to Fund a College Education

The bad news: College tuition is continuing to rise faster than inflation and family income, causing student debt to be a major problem for many new graduates. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of...

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How to Build a Retirement Income Stream at Every Life Stage

While most people expect to spend less money in retirement, that may no longer be the case. A recent analysis by the Investment Company Institute and the IRS found that spending rose for more than hal...

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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

According to a new survey conducted for GOBankingRates, 49 percent of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck. And many report having no money set aside to deal with an unexpected expense such as...

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How to Prepare for Tax Season

It’s tax season, and it’s estimated that 70% of all filers will receive a tax refund! Last year, the average refund was $2,860 and the IRS believes the numbers for this year will be simila...

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How to Include Kids in Family Finances

Teaching your children about money is one of the best ways to prepare them for adulthood. Eventually, they’ll need to understand how to balance a budget and use credit cards responsibly while th...

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Your Small Business Loan Application Checklist

If your business has specific financing needs for long-term capital investments or requires working capital to grow, there are small business loans available tailored to meet those needs....

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6 Financial Goal Setting Tips

Someday you might want to own a home, take a trip around the world or retire comfortably. These are all worthwhile goals, but they won’t happen automatically. Reaching them takes time, attention...

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6 Financial Goal Setting Tips

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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

Looking forward to a retirement with financial security comes from paying down debt and building a sizable savings. And, one of the major questions you may face on your path to financial freedom is wh...

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Eleven Ways to Help Yourself Stay Sane in a Crazy Market

Keeping your cool can be hard to do when the market goes on one of its periodic roller-coaster rides. It's useful to have strategies in place that prepare you both financially and psychologically to h...

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Your Guide to Budgeting for Healthcare in Retirement

Whether you’re just starting a career, already raising children, saving for future college and wedding expenses, or taking care of senior parents, it’s also important to think about your i...

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