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March 22nd, 2013

The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) published its annual Retirement Confidence Survey this month, which showed the level of confidence when it comes to retirement has remained flat since its record low in 2011. (more...)
March 13th, 2013

It may seem counter intuitive that a majority of investors hold more money in IRAs than 401(k)s. After all, 401(k)s allow you contribute about to $17,500 per year ($23,000 if you're 50 or older) while IRAs only allow you to contribute $5,500 per year (or $6,500 for those over 50). However, there are a variety of reasons for why IRAs are home to more retirement funds for most investors. (more...)
February 10th, 2011

When someone is ready to embark on a new career path, whether it is a new job or possibly a new business, there are several mental blocks to first overcome. (more...)
February 9th, 2011

When someone comes into new-found wealth, whether it is from an inheritance or lottery win, the smart thing to do is to take a step back and plan the next moves. (more...)
January 26th, 2011

I almost never speak to anyone anymore that is working in the field they originally went to school for. Guess what? There's nothing wrong with that! (more...)
January 24th, 2011

With the unemployment picture continuing to be bleaker than we have seen in decades, college grads coming into the workplace need to be ready for what could be underwhelming offers. (more...)
January 21st, 2011

The real estate slump of the last few years has been a positive on the property tax front for homeowners that have appealed their tax bill/assessment. (more...)
January 20th, 2011

One of the best options to consider when your teenage child is getting ready to drive is to consider sharing or passing down the family car, rather than going out and buying a new car -- or a used lemon. (more...)
January 19th, 2011

It makes lots of sense for people to increase their "umbrella" auto coverage as personal assets grow. A $1 million umbrella is common these days, but increasing your coverage to $2 million can make better sense, increasing you protection in the event of lawsuits. (more...)
January 12th, 2011

Often times, we like to be reassured by the majority (friends, family) that our financial decisions make sense and that we should continue on the path we're on. (more...)
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