Monthly Archives: September 2017

New job? Four choices for your existing 401(k)

Changing jobs and companies can be an exciting opportunity, but you have a choice to make. What will you do with the retirement savings you have accrued in your 401(k)? Consider these four choices: Withdraw the money and don’t reinvest … Continue reading

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How much do you need to retire?

Most Americans simply don’t save enough for retirement. Nearly half (45 percent) of working-age households don’t have any retirement assets, according to the National Institute on Retirement Security. Of those working-age households close to retirement (age 55 and older) nearly … Continue reading

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Cosigning a loan can hurt financially and emotionally

Cosigning a loan for a friend or family member may seem like a good way to help your loved one establish credit or get back on track financially. But be sure to use your head as well as your heart … Continue reading

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College or retirement – Which should you fund first?

Saving for your children’s education or your own retirement – how do you decide which is more important? A typical retirement will generally last longer and cost more than your child’s education. If you cannot adequately fund both, maximize your … Continue reading

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Check your credit score

If you haven’t checked your credit report lately, this may be the time. Wrong or old information on your report can affect your credit score – and not in a good way. Your credit score helps lenders determine your credit-worthiness … Continue reading

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Tax-Deductible Expenses: Are You Recording All of Them?

2017 income tax preparation seems a long way off. Make it easier by tracking all the deductions you can take. You’ve heard it said before: Tax planning should be a year-round process. It’s so true. Your life will be a … Continue reading

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Get to know these tax-saving terms

As you begin to think about scheduling your midyear tax planning appointment, refresh your memory on the meanings of terms that can save you money. Here are three. Exclusions are items that would generally be included on your return, but … Continue reading

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