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Stocks Had a Big Year. Should You Sell Some to Buy a Second Home?
real estate

Stocks Had a Big Year. Should You Sell Some to Buy a Second Home?

Last year was a hot one for the stock market. If you’re sitting on some big gains, that vacation home you’ve been dreaming about may be calling your n…
January 18, 2021
10 New Year’s Financial To Do’s (You’ll Feel Great When You Check Them Off)
retirement planning

10 New Year’s Financial To Do’s (You’ll Feel Great When You Check Them Off)

Once you run through this checklist, you’ll be in great shape for a prosperous and organized new year.
January 18, 2021
When Roth Conversions Are the Right Move – and When They Aren’t
Roth IRAs

When Roth Conversions Are the Right Move – and When They Aren’t

Converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA can be a smart tax- and estate-planning strategy for some people, but it can be a mistake for others.
January 15, 2021
Got an Invention? Don’t Fall for These Patent Scams
Scams

Got an Invention? Don’t Fall for These Patent Scams

Getting an idea for a cool new product patented is a dream for many creative thinkers, but unfortunately there are plenty of scammers out there ready …
January 14, 2021
One Trick That’ll Help You Live a Wealthier and Happier Life: Framing
retirement

One Trick That’ll Help You Live a Wealthier and Happier Life: Framing

From elections to stock markets, there’s a lot you don’t have control over, but your frame of mind is not one of them. And it’s more important than yo…
January 14, 2021

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You Are NOT Ready to Retire Until You Can Answer These 7 Questions
retirement

You Are NOT Ready to Retire Until You Can Answer These 7 Questions

The obvious ones include how you will claim Social Security and whether you have enough money to retire, but there are other issues to think about as …
January 13, 2021
Planning for a Non-Traditional Family (Which Is Probably Yours)
estate planning

Planning for a Non-Traditional Family (Which Is Probably Yours)

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Here’s how to make sure yours is financially protected regardless of who’s part of it.
January 12, 2021
Making the Most of Your 401(k) by Using Your Own Adviser
self directed IRA

Making the Most of Your 401(k) by Using Your Own Adviser

Don’t want to rely on your employer’s investment choices? A self-directed 401(k) account could help you maximize your retirement savings, and working …
January 12, 2021
5 Danger Signs That You’re an ‘Immature’ Investor
investing

5 Danger Signs That You’re an ‘Immature’ Investor

To make the most of your investments, you need to think about them in the right way. Investing immaturity can hold you back from reaching the next lev…
January 11, 2021
The Best Way to Pay Off $250,000 in Student Loans
student debt

The Best Way to Pay Off $250,000 in Student Loans

There are many ways to pay off your student loans, but the “best” way for you may not be the cheapest at first glance. Three doctors’ stories show how…
January 8, 2021
How to Spot (and Squash) Nasty Fees That Hide in Your Investments
retirement planning

How to Spot (and Squash) Nasty Fees That Hide in Your Investments

Your annual investment statement might look hot this year, but it’s probably missing one very important figure: the fees you paid.
January 8, 2021
Loose Lips Sink Ships and Can Damage Your Company’s Reputation
small business

Loose Lips Sink Ships and Can Damage Your Company’s Reputation

If a member of the media calls your company, will the employee who answers the phone know how to handle things? Or will they make your company look ba…
January 7, 2021
A Marriage Starter Plan for Finances: Even If You’re Late to the Party
personal finance

A Marriage Starter Plan for Finances: Even If You’re Late to the Party

Of course, the sooner the better, but it’s never too late for couples to get on the same page financially. Here are some points to discuss ASAP.
January 6, 2021
Time to Go on a Financial Diet? Get Your Finances in Great Shape in 2021
personal finance

Time to Go on a Financial Diet? Get Your Finances in Great Shape in 2021

If you’re ready to get in the best financial condition of your life, here are some easy, sustainable tips to whip you into shape this year.
January 5, 2021
3 Bargain Stocks for 2021
investing

3 Bargain Stocks for 2021

Finding bargains in the stock market is never easy. But here are three stocks that got beaten up last year and I like for 2021.
January 5, 2021
Are You Going to Be OK in Retirement? 1 Easy Calculation Can Provide the Answer
retirement

Are You Going to Be OK in Retirement? 1 Easy Calculation Can Provide the Answer

Running out of money in retirement is a common fear, but knowing you have enough cash on hand to get through a severe stock market downturn can help. …
January 4, 2021
4 Ways to Invest in Real Estate to Generate Income
real estate investing

4 Ways to Invest in Real Estate to Generate Income

Owning your own home can be a good investment, but it’s not the same as owning income properties, which have the potential to produce cash income. Let…
January 4, 2021
If Retirement Planning Sounds Greek to You, You’re on the Right Track
retirement planning

If Retirement Planning Sounds Greek to You, You’re on the Right Track

Applying three key tenets of Aristotle’s teachings can help crystalize your personal and financial perspective in the age of COVID-19.
January 1, 2021
Starting Your Own Law Practice? Here’s How to Fail
careers

Starting Your Own Law Practice? Here’s How to Fail

Take it from Elizabeth Miller, co-author of “From Lawyer to Law Firm, How to Manage a Successful Law Business,” this is what you should NOT do when se…
December 31, 2020
How to Avoid 2021 Being as Much of a Disaster as 2020
personal finance

How to Avoid 2021 Being as Much of a Disaster as 2020

Maybe it’s time to try a different kind of financial resolution for the new year: one that’s more about helping others than helping yourself.
December 31, 2020
A No-Resolution Plan for Better Finances in 2021
personal finance

A No-Resolution Plan for Better Finances in 2021

Improving your financial outlook takes just a few simple strategies. And relax – they don’t involve resolutions.
December 30, 2020
Can Your Boss Force You to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Coronavirus and Your Money

Can Your Boss Force You to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Two employment attorneys weigh in with their legal viewpoints for employers and their workers. As a bonus, we touch base with a professor of psycholog…
December 29, 2020
5 Ways to Track Your Budget in the Years Before You Retire
retirement

5 Ways to Track Your Budget in the Years Before You Retire

To be prepared for retirement, you need to have a firm idea of your spending needs. Here are some different methods to make sure you’re on track.
December 28, 2020
A Creative Way to Divorce-Proof Your Premarital Assets
Divorce

A Creative Way to Divorce-Proof Your Premarital Assets

If the full-disclosure aspect of a prenup agreement is a sticking point for you, an irrevocable trust could be an interesting way around the issue.
December 28, 2020
Financial Planning Resolutions That Only Take Minutes
personal finance

Financial Planning Resolutions That Only Take Minutes

Not all financial New Year’s resolutions are long, involved slogs. Some can be completed in just a few minutes.
December 25, 2020