March 25, 2019

Six overlooked tax deductions to help you manage your tax bill.
 

Who among us wants to pay the Internal Revenue Service more taxes than we have to? While few may raise their hands to voluntarily pay more taxes, Americans regularly overpay because they fail to take tax...

March 18, 2019

Perception, hesitation, & poor decisions are factors.

Why do some people let their potential for lifetime wealth slip away? Some people are better off economically at 30 or 40 than they are at 50 or 60. In some cases, fate deals them a bad hand. In other cases, bad deci...

March 11, 2019

Talk about precautions with the seniors in your family.

Elders are financially defrauded in this country on a daily basis.Only a few of these crimes are made public. In fact, the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) estimates that only 1 in 44 cases of...

March 4, 2019

Creating a strategy for success.

Run the numbers. There is a rule of thumb for retirees suggesting that retirement income has a target of 70-80% of the household’s end salary, though this can certainly vary. So, years before leaving work, sit down (perhaps with the fina...

February 25, 2019

If you are between 40 & 60, beware of these financial blunders & assumptions.

Mistakes happen, even for people who have some life experience under their belt. That said, your retirement strategy is one area of life where you want to avoid having some fundamental mis...

February 18, 2019

Having your identity stolen may be costly.

Many Americans have taken steps in recent years to protect their personal information, but savvy cybercrooks have overcome some of those defenses. A 2018 Javelin Research report found identity theft hit an all-time high in 2017...

February 11, 2019

An emergency fund may help alleviate the stress associated with a financial crisis.

Have you ever had one of those months? The water heater stops heating, the dishwasher stops washing, and your family ends up on a first-name basis with the nurse at urgent care. Then, as...

February 4, 2019

Breaking down the basics & what each part covers.


Whether your 65th birthday is on the horizon or decades away, you should understand the parts of Medicare – what they cover and where they come from.


Parts A & B: Original Medicare. There are two components. Part A is h...

January 28, 2019

Behaviors worth changing.
 

Do bad money habits constrain your financial progress? Many people fall into the same financial behavior patterns, year after year. If you sometimes succumb to these financial tendencies, now is as good a time as any to alter your behavior.
 

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January 21, 2019

Facts about the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program.


Social Security has been a pillar of retirement life for several decades, but how much do you really know about it? Here are some facts that might surprise you:
 

The Social Security t...

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