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Student Loan Debt Limiting Careers, Marriage, Home Buying and Retirement, Survey Reveals

By | 2017-04-18T20:53:56+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , , , , , , , |

reposted from GoodCall.com by: Terri Williams June 8, 2016   Many students pursue a college degree to obtain the necessary skills, education, and training needed to enjoy many of life’s pleasures, such as pursuing a dream job, getting engaged and married, and purchasing a home or new car. However, student loan debt has created a catch-22 [...]

Understanding Greece & the European Debt Situation

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:33+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Courtesy of Wikimedia.org For the past several weeks, attention has focused on the debt crisis plaguing Greece and the contentious negotiations with its creditors. The situation in Europe is probably affecting your portfolio to some degree right now. But how can the problems of a country so small and so far away create such [...]

Vacations tend to come with baggage: Credit card debt

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:32+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , , , , |

reposted from: USA Today by: Anita Balakrishnan June 29, 2015 Summer is time for a well-earned vacation — except some have earned it more than others. Almost half of people are jetting off without saving enough in advance, according to a new study. Forty-six percent of people said they paid for a vacation by credit card [...]

Financial Planning – Helping You See the Big Picture

By | 2017-05-09T22:12:17+00:00 April 16th, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached. That's where financial planning comes in. Financial planning is a process that can help you reach your goals by evaluating [...]

Teach Your Children Well: Basic Financial Education

By | 2017-05-09T22:12:05+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Even before your children can count, they already know something about money: it's what you have to give the ice cream man to get a cone, or put in the slot to ride the rocket ship at the grocery store. So, as soon as your children begin to handle money, start teaching them how to handle [...]

5 Things to Remember When Your Finances are Falling Apart

By | 2017-04-18T20:53:58+00:00 March 20th, 2013|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

reposted from U.S. News & World Report by: Geoff WilliamsFebruary 1, 2013 Most personal finance experts will tell you to put money away for a rainy day, but what do they suggest if you're in the middle of a torrential downpour, just at the point your funds have virtually run out and the roof is leaking? While [...]

My Money Checklist

By | 2012-03-20T13:41:13+00:00 March 20th, 2012|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Just like your vehicle your finances need continual maintenance. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a simple checklist out there to help keep you on track with your financial maintenance? Well, now there is!! Below is a simple and easy to use "My Money Checklist" with Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Annual, Two & Five Year [...]

Fixing Social Security

By | 2011-07-21T19:21:40+00:00 July 21st, 2011|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

These days, as Congress debates the debt ceiling issue, Social Security is suddenly front page news again.  If you want to see the lighter side of the debate, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAnI6y-xC84&feature=related. The first thing to understand is that there IS a solvency problem with Social Security.  Alice Munnell, Director for the Center for Retirement Research at [...]

Clean up Your Finances

By | 2011-04-14T05:15:57+00:00 April 14th, 2011|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Springtime is as good of a time to clean up your finances, as well as your home and yard.  One piece that often gets overlooked even after extensive financial and investment planning, is your credit report and score.  These are important pieces of your financial picture that can benefit from occasional monitoring. You are entitled to [...]