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What’s on our mind? You can read about it in our blog. Whether it’s ideas from the industry or emerging trends, you can read about it here. And once in a while, we may throw in a movie review or some other surprise. So keep checking in. We’re glad to have you reading along.

 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

In a 2002 interview with Mike Wallace, former First Lady Nancy Reagan said she often reread the love letters written by her husband, former President Ronald Reagan. The letters, which had sustained and enriched their relationship,...

 

Monday, October 2, 2017

In medieval times, alchemists sought methods for transforming ordinary metals into gold. Today, just about every adult searches for a means of transforming savings into a retirement’s worth of income. Recently, they received help...

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

College students have steep learning curves. In high school, they were tasked with doing well academically, participating in extracurricular activities, complying with the rules of their parents’ homes and, possibly, having a...

 

Monday, May 15, 2017

If you want to retire with confidence, have a plan. “As you near retirement age or even within a decade or so, it is time to start doing some serious financial planning,” said Larry Stein, CFA, author of Peace of Mind...

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A New Tool for Parents of Children with Special Needs Twenty-five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, guaranteeing disabled Americans – people with mental, physical, or emotional disabilities...

 

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Who is sitting at the table in your head? We all face obstacles that at times seem hard to overcome. Who do you turn to? Recently, Rabbi Benjamin Scolnic gave a sermon about this topic. Below are some of his wise words that he has...

 

Monday, March 20, 2017

It’s tax season! Every year, around this time, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes its dirty dozen – a list of scams criminals use to try and ferret out personal information and/or steal money.1

 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Helping children learn the difference between needs, wants and wishes. This will prepare them for making good spending decisions in the future.

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

If you’re not a technology wiz, you may not realize the Internet and the Worldwide Web are actually two different things. The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks. The Worldwide Web is a system of...

 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Many of us aren’t addressing the realities of retirement planning. Here are some of the worst mistakes being made today. Underestimating life expectancy Twenty-five years ago, insurance companies estimated life expectancy at 83...

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Medicare is an important benefit for retirees and it may not cover all health care costs in retirement. Talk with your financial professional about Medicare and the additional health care costs you may incur during retirement.

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

If you’re worried that giving your Valentine a heart-shaped box of chocolates is an unimaginative way to express your feelings, you may not have all of the facts. Chocolate – especially dark chocolate – is full of...

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Irrational, asymmetric,Love is so foolish.But I could not care less,If you’re the stock then I’m bullish.

 

Monday, December 19, 2016

For about 35 years, investors have enjoyed a bull market in bonds. At the start of 1982, the interest rate on 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds was 14.2 percent. By November 1, 2016, interest rates had fallen to 1.8 percent.1 Since bond...

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dan Taylor faced a precarious situation after his father suffered from a stroke at age 72 and couldn’t live alone. Dan was responsible for looking after him and had no idea how to proceed. He was overwhelmed by the plethora of...

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

You may be familiar with the maxim ‘buy low and sell high.’ The unfortunate reality is that it’s a difficult principle to follow. Buying low often means investing in a company when its shares are priced below full...

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

If you ask people what creates stress in their lives, money is often at the top of the list. Stress in America: Paying With Our Health found money was a somewhat or a very significant source of stress in the lives of 64 percent of...

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I know. You've already heard about the wonderful benefits of tax-deferral. You understand how over many years deferring taxes on investment gains, allowing those gains to be reinvested, can help your investment grow faster than it...

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thanksgiving traditions aren’t quite as straightforward as the elementary school plays about Pilgrims and Native Americans sharing a feast would have us believe. History.com suggests that’s because Thanksgiving is,...

 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Veterans are skilled leaders and problem solvers who have a lot to offer in and out of the service. Got Your 6, a campaign to empower veterans in America, offered some interesting insights about the men and women who have chosen to...

 

Monday, October 26, 2015

You may have heard of tax loss harvesting. Some people harvest losses every year, while others do so only when they have taken significant capital gains or have received more income than expected during a given year (perhaps they sold...

 

Monday, October 19, 2015

A number you’re probably not looking for is 1.5 billion. That’s the number of pounds of pumpkins grown every year. History.com said that’s more than twice the weight of the Empire State Building. Here are a few other interesting...

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

If you’re 57 or older, it’s a pretty good bet you take at least one prescription medication. If you take more than one, it’s really important to understand how the drugs may interact with one another in your system – particularly, if...

 

Friday, January 30, 2015

When you have financial questions, who should you go to for advice? Your answer to this question can dramatically impact your financial future. If you ask a friend at work, or a trusted family member, you'll likely gain a perspective...

 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

You have probably heard the term ‘planned obsolescence.’ It’s also known as ‘shortening the replacement cycle.’ No matter what you call it, the strategy was developed by manufacturers to ensure consumers would buy products more than...

 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

If you were to create a list of Americans who’ve had great influence on our country during the past 100 years, it would not be complete without the name Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While he’s best remembered for fighting for civil...

 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Some people have a gift when it comes to gifts. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, baby shower, Christmas, Hanukah, or some other occasion, they always seem to find just the right thing for each person. If you’re not an insightful gift...

 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Social Security – few words stir up so many different emotions... and understandably so. According to the Social Security Administration, Social Security Retirement benefits make up about 38% of the total income received by Americans...

 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Do you have health insurance? If not, you've probably heard by now that you'll likely face a penalty on your 2014 tax return. According to healthcare.gov, "the penalty in 2014 is calculated one of 2 ways. If you or your dependents...