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Once a player makes it to the NFL or the NBA, they need to step up their financial game. With big salaries and bonuses can come even bigger mistakes.
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Social Security is a complicated element of anyone's retirement plan. Here are the most common mistakes individuals tend to make and how to avoid them.
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Investors should be ready for a bumpy ride. One step concerned investors can take to ramp down risk could be to buy into a stock market index that offers more stability than the S&P 500: the S&P 500 Low Volatility Index.
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Cash flow planning is a crucial part of your retirement plan, and much of it can be boiled down to one math equation.
Spending time together helping others is one of the greatest gifts a grandparent can give their grandchildren, and it pays off in so many ways. Here are some ideas to help get you started.
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It's the key to being able to enjoy life now AND in the future. It's also the basis for a successful retirement plan, and it all starts with setting your optimal saving rate.
Under certain market conditions, and when it comes to particular asset classes, one method tends to outperform the other. Here's a look at why and what it means to the average investor.
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How does it work? Should you go for it, or should you pass? Before you jump on this executive perk, dig a little deeper to understand the risks and rewards involved.
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Building an exit strategy isn't something that comes naturally to most entrepreneurs, but it's an extremely important part of your business plan.
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There are several steps people might want to consider taking right about now. Here's how to evaluate your own investment, saving and debt situation and prepare for the changes ahead.
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Someone has to inherit your assets, and if you don't decide, state laws will do it for you. That means your awful Great Uncle Ed may inherit, while your beloved cousin Mary may get nothing. That's only one reason to get busy.
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With a longer lifespan and often less time building a nest egg, the stakes for women are higher in retirement, but these challenges don't have to sideline your planning.
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Tapping into your nest egg can be a scary proposition, but at some point you're going to have to take the plunge. What are you waiting for? If you've saved and you have a plan, then you've earned a little fun.
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It's more common than you might think in personal injury lawsuits, and doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists don't have to stand for it.
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Saving money in a 401(k) or an IRA is a great way to save on taxes while you build a generous legacy for your favorite charity.
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Make a mistake when inheriting an IRA and you might face tax consequences. Make a mistake when inheriting a gun collection, and there's a chance you could face felony charges. So, anyone who owns a gun may want to consider adding a gun trust to their estate plan.
It's about as fun as herding cats, but rounding up all your IRAs and 401(k)s into just one or two accounts can really simplify your financial life.
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