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6 Signs You’re Not Ready to Retire

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For many, retirement is the ever elusive goal. The reward at the end of the tunnel that was going to work every day. However, retirement isn’t a one size fits all plan. This article by Dave Bernard of US News and World Report highlights six signs that you might not be ready for retirement. To [...]

Earnings Season = Uncertainty & Volatility

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After a spectacular rally Wednesday, stocks were pummeled Thursday. The selloff came after a higher opening and surprisingly good jobless claims number of 300,000. That’s the the best weekly number since 2007.   We have to remember that we just exited the 1st quarter of 2014, thus we are entering Earnings Season. Often times, earning [...]

How Insurance Fits into Your Financial Plan

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  Life insurance is one of those things that almost everyone needs, but almost no one wants to think about. But if anyone is relying on you financially, you need life insurance because frankly, your financial obligations might outlive you. And as your financial responsibilities grow, so does your need for insurance. That’s why life insurance [...]

8 Retirement Questions 50-Something Couples Need To Answer

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Last week during a speech at a Washington retirement conference sponsored by the Investment Company Institute, James Poterba, president of the National Bureau of Economic Research set out eight questions he’s come up with to help 50-something friends, neighbors and relatives think about whether they’re saving enough for retirement. Below is a summary of his [...]

Expensive School Myths

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Record High Markets + Margin Debt = Extreme Caution

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The job market grew, with employers adding 192,000 jobs in March as milder weather helped propel the labor market out of its winter doldrums. The unemployment rate stayed still because there were more people looking for jobs. In afternoon trading, the Nasdaq composite index is being hammered, it’s off 2.3%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is [...]

Spring Cleaning for Your Finances

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Many people at the onset of spring decide to clean and get their houses and in order. But spring cleaning doesn’t need to be limited to your house. Spring is the perfect time to get your finances in order as well. It’s time to dust off better saving habits. Below is a summary of an [...]

TGIF on Wall Street

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Thank God it’s Friday, especially on Wall Street. Although stocks are off their highs of the day, investors seem to want to finish with a win after a week of three losing sessions. It’s a positive sign as the end of the quarter draws near. After a shaky week overall, the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are gaining [...]

Your “Affordable” Car Might Cost More Than You Think

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If  you’re trying to cut back or identify hidden expenses in your budget, check your garage. An article by Andrea Coombes of WSJ journal examines a  AAA report on driving costs in 2014. “If you’re driving 15,000 miles a year—not uncommon for an American worker—in a midsize sedan such as a Toyota, Camry or Ford Fusion, [...]

Stop What You’re Buying: Is it Really a Good Deal?

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