Building Wealth

Professional financial advisers share fresh insights and best practices for working with clients to build and protect wealth.

April 19, 2019

Your Estate Plan Isn't Complete Without Fixing the Password Problem

Estate administration in the digital age requires having a strategy to share passwords to your computer, email and online accounts. Without that, things quickly get complicated.

See More On: Estate Planning | Family Finances | Wealth Management

April 19, 2019

The Case for a Lump Sum Pension Distribution

The stability of monthly payments may sound reassuring, but what are you giving up if you go that route?

See More On: Making Your Money Last | Annuities | Employee Benefits

April 18, 2019

How to Adopt a Retirement Distribution Mindset

Switching from a savings mentality during your working years to a spending one in retirement takes a good plan. Here are some strategies for positioning your savings to safely and comfortably support your retirement lifestyle.

See More On: Wealth Management | Financial Planning | Making Your Money Last

April 17, 2019

Why Adviser Rankings May Not Be All They Seem

Boiling down financial advisers to a “best of” list sounds like it might be helpful, but the reality often falls short for retirement savers looking for the right help.

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April 16, 2019

Is Your Insurance Hurting You Instead of Helping You?

If you’re not careful to buy the right kind of insurance, keep it in the right place and pay for it in the right way, your good intentions could end up working against you.

See More On: Life Insurance | Smart Buying | Wealth Management

April 15, 2019

Sleeping Your Way to the Top (Or Bottom)

What's going on with office romances these days? How prevalent are they? And just how dangerous can they be for your career?

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April 12, 2019

Golden Rules for Going Into Business for Yourself

Yes, there are a lot of do-it-yourself resources out there to start your own business, but there are also more risks than ever. It helps to have a team of professionals on your side.

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April 12, 2019

McKenzie Bezos: 4 Wealth Strategy Concerns

$36 billion doesn't come without some challenges. There are four lingering money issues for McKenzie Bezos to take into consideration.

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April 11, 2019

What Farmer Joe Can Teach Us About Investing

Forget Warren Buffett for a moment. The common-sense way my Grandpa Joe ran his farm holds plenty of investment lessons.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Investor Psychology | Markets

April 10, 2019

How to Measure a Financial Adviser's Credibility

Four easy ways to check the pedigree of a financial professional with whom you are considering entrusting your retirement.

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April 9, 2019

Understanding and Dealing With Misers

Everyone runs into these aggravating people at times: All take and no give. A little understanding and a few basic strategies can help you handle them.

See More On: Making Your Money Last | Budgeting | Investor Psychology

April 8, 2019

5 Myths That Could Have You Walking a Financial Tightrope Without a Safety Net

Life insurance is a mystery to most people, but it's an important part of your financial picture, so don't let these common misbeliefs stop you from protecting yourself.

See More On: Life Insurance | Making Your Money Last | Wealth Management

April 5, 2019

Beneficiary Designations: 5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid

You may be surprised at how easy it is to make an expensive mistake with your beneficiary designations.

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April 5, 2019

The Best College Savings Strategy to Use

A 529 college savings plan comes with many advantages, and the best way to harness its power is to start ASAP and front-load your contributions.

See More On: 529 Plans | Paying for College | Saving Money

April 3, 2019

Lessons for a Happy Retirement from 'A Star Is Born'

Believe it or not, your retirement journey could have some similarities to what the characters go through in the movie.

See More On: Wealth Management | Financial Planning | Making Your Money Last

April 2, 2019

When the Market Wobbles, Replace Panic with a Plan

Take a deep breath and consider these 5 strategies to help ensure market conditions won't knock you off course.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Financial Planning | Investor Psychology

April 2, 2019

Retirement Planning Reinvented

To help maximize your income and reduce your risk, try building your retirement on the allocation of income among dividends, interest, annuity payments and withdrawals.

See More On: Making Your Money Last | Annuities | Wealth Management

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