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All Priorities Are Not Created Equal

One segment of the business world has exploded onto the scene in recent years: women starting small businesses out of their homes. Women are becoming premiere entrepreneurs as they turn their passions, creativity and talents into careers they love. Coming alongside those women to equip and empower them is one of my colleagues, Christy Wright. […]

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What to do When Retirement is 10 Years Away

When people are looking to the horizon and seeing retirement at the crest of the hill, they want to know the answer to one question: What should I be doing to be ready? It depends on where you are in your retirement planning. If you’re 10 years away from retirement, there are things to do […]

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Relying on Luck: Why These Money Plans Won’t Leave You in the Green

It’s St. Patrick’s Day. It has everyone seeing Irish. Green beer. Shamrocks. Parades. Leprechauns. Pots of gold. Green fedoras. Corned beef and cabbage. The occasional green-iced donut. And you’re likely to hear people talking about the luck of the Irish. There’s one area, though, where luck doesn’t get you anywhere: your retirement fund. Relying on […]

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7 Steps to Turbo-Start Your Retirement From Zero

It’s March. And if you’re a sports fan, this month means one thing: college basketball playoffs. Just yesterday, the bigwigs released the brackets for the tournament that will showcase the best in collegiate hoops. And this morning, millions of people around the globe ignored their work and filled out their brackets, predicting who will win […]

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How to Build a Big Retirement on a Small Salary

You could become a millionaire on a janitor’s salary. Or on any modest salary. Don’t believe me? Then ask Ronald Read. Ronald was a Vermont gas station attendant and janitor. And he became a millionaire. Actually, a multimillionaire. He left behind more than $8 million at his death. He lived on less than he earned […]

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5 Things Singles Should Do to Get Ready for Retirement

Listen up, singles! We need to talk about retirement. Yes, retirement. Now, I know some of you are young, and you’re thinking you don’t need to worry about the future. You tell yourself you’ll get married, settle down, and then start saving. Or at this season of your life, you don’t have to worry about […]

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What to Do When Retirement Overwhelms You

Emotions are tricky. They feel so real, yet they don’t always tell us the truth. For example, you walk into a haunted house knowing that nothing you’re about to see, hear or touch is real. There’s no ax murderer on the loose, and that blood is just makeup. It’s all an illusion, yet you jump […]

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How Long-Term Care Insurance Could Save Your Retirement

Nobody likes thinking about it. Nobody likes talking about it. If you bring it up at a dinner party, somebody will change the subject to something more uplifting, less sobering and easier to think about. The subject? Long-term care insurance. See? I bet you’re already debating about whether you should keep reading this article. For […]

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Special Podcast: Selling Your Home for Retirement

It’s time to talk about real estate. No, I haven’t changed my career path. Believe it or not, there is a connection between real estate and retirement. In fact, according to a report from Merrill Lynch, people age 65 and up will account for nearly all increases in home ownership over the next decade. So […]

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Yes, Your Stay-at-Home Spouse Needs Life Insurance

If your family depends on your income, buying life insurance for yourself is a no-brainer. They will need money to replace the money you’ve been bringing in every month. But what about your spouse who stays at home and takes care of children? Do they still need life insurance? Absolutely. Here’s why. The Cost of […]

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