Not your Momma’s Long-Term Care

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| By Nathan Garnett, CLTC | “I don’t want to live in a nursing home, and I don’t want to be a burden on my kids.”

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Investing to Match Your Values & Planning For Life Transistions

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Money can be a very powerful thing. We all use it for more than just acquiring things we want and need. We give it to our children for allowance when they do chores. We donate it to faith and non-profit …

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Planning for the End Game

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Thinking about your demise is never a pleasant thought. Nonetheless, it is imperative that you take some time to put your affairs in order, just in case. It is easy to put off this task, especially for younger folks. Younger …

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Spring Clean Your Finances

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If you are like me, the warmer days and bright sun motivate you! I love opening the windows and letting in the cool breeze, which carries away the warm stuffiness of winter. This is the time of year when I …

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Think You Can’t Ever Retire? Think Again!

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It is a common refrain these days: “Oh, I’ll never be able to retire!” But is that true? Partly, it is. We have a much harder task than our parents and grandparents did regarding our ability to retire. Therefore, some …

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Streamline Your Financial Life

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This past Saturday, I spent about six hours catching up on a variety of administrative tasks at home. Most of those involved our household finances. I thought it might be useful to share things I either have already done, or …

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Resolutions for Your Money

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| By Dawn Starks | The New Year is upon us, and that can only mean one thing: resolution time! No one is a stranger to the idea of having a fresh start – making goals to improve yourself as …

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Currency Corner: Holiday Spending – Channel Your Inner Scrooge

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Ideally, managing holiday spending starts much earlier than December. But since we are here in December, let’s talk about what we can do now to come out on the other side of the holidays with less financial bruising.

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Currency Corner: It’s Best to Just Ignore it

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Are you an investor? You may not think of yourself that way, but even if you only have money invested in an IRA or 401(k), you are an investor. It is tough to be an investor these days, with the …

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Currency Corner: Why Can’t I Be Rich?

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Getting rich is a common goal, especially among Americans. We want to be rich and successful and possibly even famous! Recognize these? “I wish I made six figures!” “I wish I could win the lottery!” “If I could marry a …

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Currency Corner: Fix that Leaky Budget

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It happens to everyone at some point – more month than there is money. How did this happen? In this day and age, so much of our daily financial life is facilitated by credit. No cash on hand for your …

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But Sometimes it is GOOD to be in Debt, Right?

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In a word, no. There is this prevailing idea that at least some debt is good to have. Ever since I started in this career, I have worked tirelessly to help people see that no debt is good debt. Some …

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Women and Money – Saving Money 101

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| By Dawn Starks | Saving money is really simple, but it is not always easy. In today’s world, money can be scarce. Our obligations are manifold, and often our income does not live up to the challenge. Be that …

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Saving for College – Jedi Training

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If you are a parent, you have thought about it, at least once: “Oh my, I need to start saving so my kids can go to college someday.” It is a natural instinct that we parents have, the instinct to …

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