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What Is Estate Planning, and How Do I Do It?

Sharks. Spiders. Snakes. Estate planning. Some topics strike fear in the hearts of people just by mentioning them. Now, I can understand a healthy fear of sharks. I’ve watched too […]

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The Best Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

When did you last check in with your financial advisor? Six months ago? A year ago? Longer? If it’s been a while, listen up: Your wealth-building isn’t something to put […]

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The Secret That’s Killing Job Production

As a business leader, you want to be the hero for your team. You hope they see you as confident and competent. A trail blazer. A problem solver. A resource. […]

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Paying for College—How Much Is Enough?

That dreaded expense—a college education. It may keep you up at night, especially if you have more than one child. How in the world are you supposed to save enough […]

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Should I Downsize My Home: How to Decide

If you drive around town, you’ll likely see new houses popping up. And they’re getting bigger all the time. Back in 1973, the average home was 1,660 square feet.(1) Today, […]

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College Vs. Your Retirement: Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First

When you become a parent, you sign up for decades of decisions that demand answers—even before your first child is born! Will both parents work outside the home? When will […]

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How to Save for Emergencies, Big Purchases and Retirement

We all know we should be saving money, but why don’t we actually do it? Back in the day, your grandma saved her money in a coffee can and put […]

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How to Pay Off The Mortgage Early

What’s the largest debt hanging around your neck? Your mortgage. Even if you saved up a huge down payment, that loan from the bank still takes up the biggest percentage […]

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Don’t Count on Social Security: Here’s Why

When I speak at events across the country, people ask me all sorts of questions about retirement planning. And one subject seems to trip them up a lot—Social Security. People […]

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401(k) vs. Roth IRA: Make the Best of Both

When it comes to our retirement funds, we all want the same thing—to make sure our money is in the right accounts, invested in the right funds, and in the […]

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