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29
Nov

Financial Planning Tips for Military Families

Sixty-five percent of military families have experienced financial stress, according to a finance and lifestyle survey by Military.com. This statistic is no surprise as they often face frequent deployments, high moving expenses, cost-of-living adjustments, and inconsistent pay. Here are some quick financial planning tips for all our veterans.

22
Nov

Four Reasons to Support Small Businesses

In 2010, American Express created a holiday called “Small Business Saturday.” It takes place every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage Americans to support small businesses. This Small Business Saturday on November 27th, consider “shopping small” as you purchase holiday gifts. Here are several reasons why it’s essential to support small businesses.

15
Nov

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Many people care for a loved one out of necessity as their family members can’t care for themselves. Family caregivers often help with a wide range of household chores, social and companion needs, and managing finances.

8
Nov

The Importance of Long-Term Care Planning

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 70% of seniors will require long-term care at some point in their lives. Despite this statistic, very few people have a plan. Without a long-term care (LTC) plan, your finances will likely suffer if you need to pay for care. You may also put your family members in a

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1
Nov

Financial Planning: Goals, Manage Roadblocks, and Get a Second Opinion

October is financial planning month and a great time to review your financial situation. Regardless of what your goals are, financial planning can help you achieve them. Financial planning is examining your financial situation and designing a specific plan to help you reach your goals.

25
Oct

How to be Smart Using Credit

Taking steps to improve your financial skills includes understanding how to be smart using credit before you ever open any credit account. If you don’t take credit seriously, you may run into issues when applying for a mortgage, car loan, or funding for education through a loan.

18
Oct

What You Need to Know About National Retirement Security

National Retirement Security Week is October 17th through October 23rd. This week, Americans are encouraged to reflect on their retirement goals and determine whether they’re on track to reach them.

11
Oct

National Savings Day: October 12th

October 12th is National Savings Day, a day designated to celebrate the act of saving and share simple ways to polish existing saving habits. Saving money doesn’t need to be difficult, as many people have already perfected the art of saving. Saving money can be fun if you simplify saving automatically as a financial resource for you to use later

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4
Oct

Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Long-Term Care and Planning

Dementia affects almost 50 million people worldwide, with a new case of dementia diagnosed every 3 seconds. More than 6 million Americans suffer from degenerative brain disease in the form of Alzheimer’s. Dementia is the leading cause of disability and dependency and the sixth leading cause of death among the elderly. Dementia kills more people each year than breast cancer

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27
Sep

Emotional Investing in Times of Uncertainty

Investors want to enjoy a good night’s sleep each night because they’ve done their work, know what to expect, and that nothing comes as a surprise to them. However, in times of uncertainty, most of us let our emotions get the best of us, especially about our investments. Part of the luxury of a good night’s sleep is being financially

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