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7 Tips for Talking to Millennials About Money

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Discussing financial matters with your kids can be difficult. Try to remember that they are adults.


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Flying High By Managing Risk In Wealth Management

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0500

When it comes to both investing and flying a plane, you need to be prepared, use the proper tools and have a good wingman.


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Social Security Taxes Will Nick More of Your Earnings in 2017

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0500

The maximum amount of earnings on which you pay Social Security taxes is rising to $127,200, up from $118,500 in 2016.


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Preferred Stocks Paying 5% or More to Income Investors

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0500

These high-paying hybrid securities belong in most income portfolios.


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The Simple Holiday Budget Anyone Can Follow

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Stay in the black when the red and green take over.


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All You Need to Know About Saving for Emergencies

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Building an emergency fund may be your most important financial goal. Understand why you need it, how much you should save and where to invest the savings.


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12 Things You Can't Return to Amazon

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Before you add any of these items to your online shopping cart, be sure you really, really want them.


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Dow 20,000: Stock Market Milestone Is Tantalizingly Close

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

The ride getting there may be bumpy, but the Dow Jones industrial average could be heading toward a major milestone: cracking 20,000 for the first time in its 120-year history.


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Why Your Financial Professionals Should Work Together

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0500

If you have a financial adviser, an accountant and an attorney, they should communicate with each other to help design your best financial strategy.


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The 5 Best Bond Funds for 2017

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

The trick next year will be to avoid losing money.


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Watch Out for These 5 Last-Minute Home-Buying Costs

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Unexpected costs toward the end of the buying process can leave prospective buyers scrambling.


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An Interest Rate Increase Is Long Overdue

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0500

The highly anticipated rise will be good for savers and investors.


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5 Money Lessons Women Must Learn

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0500

It's important to understand these five basic points in order to take control of your life and be financially independent.


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Moderate Growth for Business Spending in 2017

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Kiplinger's latest forecast on business equipment spending


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FAQs About Required Minimum Distributions for Retirement Accounts

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

If you're older than 70½, the deadline for taking RMDs is New Year's Eve. Start the process now to beat the end-of-year rush--and to dodge the penalty for missing the deadline.


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7 Frugal Living Skills You Should Be Teaching Your Children

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Sometimes the most important frugal living skills aren't financial skills at all -- they're life skills that serve us well in dozens of ways.


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7 States That Are Better Than Florida for Retirement

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Because we all can't retire to the Sunshine State.


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The 6 Best Stock Funds for Retirees in 2017

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

My favorite actively managed funds focus on limiting risk.


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Riding Out a Bear Market With a Hold and Sell Strategy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0500

If you're already retired or near retirement, you might consider turning to low-volatility bond investment and money-market accounts before the next storm hits.


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Embracing Technology in the World of Finance

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Good apps and online tools can help you better handle your personal finances, but a financial adviser still plays an important role, too.


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10 Best Jobs for the Future 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0500

These booming careers look promising for years to come.


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7 Ways to Earn Extra Cash

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Surprisingly simple ideas to put more money in your pocket.


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How to Pick the Best Funds for Your Portfolio

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Be sure to look at performance history, management experience and costs, among other things.


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Target's Best Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

The big-box retailer is throwing in free gift cards as added incentives on some already discounted items.


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OPEC Keeps Oil Markets Jittery

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Kiplinger's latest forecast on the direction of energy prices


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7 Best Things to Buy at the Dollar Store

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

These items are well worth the buck (or more) you will pay for them.


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9 Ways to Save Money at Starbucks

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Your coffee habit doesn't need to blow your budget.


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What You Can Learn from Wealthy Investors

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

High-net-worth individuals may have more money to work with, but you can make the same money-smart moves, no matter your income.


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10 Things You'll Waste Money on This Thanksgiving

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Don't roast your budget with these holiday pitfalls.


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7 Things Home Buyers Want Most

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Selling your house? These features are in demand.


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2016 Holiday Sales to Top Last Year's

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Kiplinger's latest forecast on retail sales and consumer spending


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Inflation Headed Up

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Kiplinger's latest forecast on inflation


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Are Donor-Advised Funds the Best Charitable Giving Vehicle for You?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

DAFs can be a quick, easy and flexible way to achieving your family's philanthropic goals.


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Veterans Often Miss Out on the Long-Term Care Benefits They Deserve

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

If you qualify, be sure to collect the Aid and Attendance benefits you've earned in service to our country.


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11 Surprising Things Your HSA Will Cover

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

You might be missing out on some real tax savings on health-related items and services.


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Best Things to Buy on Cyber Monday

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

It can be worth waiting until after Black Friday to snag some items on your holiday shopping list.


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Forget the Fiduciary Rule

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

But there still will be ways investors can require their advisers to put their interests first.


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How to Get a Job for the Holiday Season

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Many employers started hiring in October and early November, but it's not too late to apply for a seasonal job now.


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Best Things to Buy on Black Friday

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Some of the deals on November 25 are too good to pass up - even if you're only shopping for yourself.


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Amazon's Best Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Some of the biggest holiday savings on Amazon.com are on Amazon's own products.


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The Unsung Role of Budget Planning in Retirement

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

More important than determining your investment strategy, outlining your post-retirement expenses can help ensure your money lasts a lifetime.


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8 Urban Myths of Personal Finance

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Don't believe everything you hear about your money.


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Retirees to Pay More for Medicare in 2017

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Most Medicare recipients who have their premiums deducted from their Social Security benefits will see a modest boost in premiums of $4 or $5 per month.


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Focus on a Purpose-Based Retirement Portfolio

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

You need different types of investments to address all the risks you face in retirement.


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Best Thanksgiving Day Doorbusters and Deals

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Planning to shop on November 24? Put these deeply discounted items near the top of your list.


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What Rate of Return Can You Expect from Your Portfolio?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Your estimate can help you figure out what asset allocation best suits your risk tolerance and financial goals.


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10 Great Careers You Can Have With a Liberal Arts Degree

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

That English degree can indeed land you unexpected, and rewarding, jobs.


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Costco's Best Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

The warehouse club is promising big holiday markdowns on top of its members-only prices.


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Don't Expect the Fed to Protect Your Portfolio

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Near-zero interest rates, high market valuations and monetary policy could make for an explosive brew. I'm counseling my clients to be prepared.


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Build Your Retirement Plan With a Strong Fiscal Foundation

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

You need to develop a strategy that can get you to and through retirement.


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Where to Invest in 2017

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

The bull market is likely to celebrate its eighth birthday under the Trump presidency, but gains will again be middling.


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Walmart's Best Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

The big-box retailer has deep discounts on TVs, gaming consoles and more starting Thanksgiving Day.


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Watch Out for Hidden Investing Fees and Commissions

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

An investment analysis can help ensure you're not losing money to unnecessary costs in your portfolio.


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Will My Social Security Check Get Bigger in 2017?

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

The answer is yes, but not by much.


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7 Skills Today's Employers Value Most

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Use these tools to get hired and stay employed.


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6 Problems with Dividend Investing

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

This strategy may be all the rage with investors today, and that's just one good reason to stay away from it.


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How to Reduce Your State Tax Bill in Retirement

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Smart strategies for lowering the amount of taxes retirees have to pay every year.


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Why Reverse Mortgages are Worth a Look

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Once an expensive and risky strategy, tapping your home equity might now be a smart retirement planning move.


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Higher Interest Rates Likely Permanent

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Kiplinger's latest forecast on interest rates


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Last-Chance Moves for Retirees to Cut Their 2016 Tax Bill

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Take these steps before the end of the year to lessen your chances of getting hit hard on your next tax return.


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4 Steps to Funding an Education

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Prepare, plan, prioritize and persevere.


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Nontoxic Paint 101

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

If 'VOC' sounds like gobbledygook and you have no clue what causes that funny smell, check out this primer on ecofriendly paint types for your home.


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Veterans Day 2016 Free Meals and Freebies

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Denny's and Red Lobster are among those offering free food to military vets.


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What You Should Know About Medigap Pricing

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

These plans fill in the gaps in Medicare and come in 10 standardized versions, but the premiums and pricing methods vary.


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Big Changes Coming to the Military Retirement System

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Service members may be able to participate in the new blended retirement system, which changes pension guarantees but also provides matching contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan.


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What Does President-Elect Trump Mean for Your Portfolio?

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Look past the post-election volatility and stay the course with a diversified portfolio. Also take advantage of buying opportunities.


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How to Invest Under a Trump Presidency

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

His election adds uncertainty, which Wall Street hates, but could lead to improved economic growth and benefit health care, financial and infrastructure stocks, among others.


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Trump's Agenda and Challenges

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

What lies ahead for the President-Elect.


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Smarter Ways to Pay for Cell-Phone Service

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

The best plan may not necessarily be the least-expensive plan.


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Which Retailers Are Open on Thanksgiving Day?

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0500

Is Macy's open on Thanksgiving Day? How about Costco? Or Target? Is Kohl's open for Thanksgiving? Check first if you plan to shop on November 24.


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