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Aug
27

Why It Can Pay Big-Time to Delay Taking Social Security

August 27, 2015
One of the biggest retirement decisions you must make is settling on when you will start receiving your Social Security retirement benefit. While you are eligible to start claiming your benefit as early as age 62, I want you to seriously consider waiting.
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Aug
20

The Massive Mistake 4 in 10 Parents With Young Children Make …and how to fix it in four easy steps

August 20, 2015
A new survey makes me sad, mad and very nervous. According to Bankrate.com, 37% of parents with children under the age of 18 have no life insurance. And even the parents with life insurance aren’t really protecting their family, as one-third have policies with death benefits that do not exceed $100,000. That may sound like a lot of money, but it’s woefully little once you sit down and run the numbers.
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Aug
13

What Every New College Grad Needs To Know About Repaying Student Loans

August 13, 2015
Falling behind on your student loans is one of the worst financial mistakes you can ever make. The penalties and fees if you fall behind, and into default, can add thousands of dollars to your bill. And there’s pretty much no way to escape this obligation. Student loans are nearly impossible to get discharged in bankruptcy court. Moreover, if you manage to make it to Social Security retirement age and still have a federal student loan balance, the government can take some of your monthly benefit as payment.
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Aug
06

How Grandparents Can Make the Most of a Grandchild’s Summer Job

August 06, 2015
So often grandparents come up to me and ask how they can best help their grandchildren get a leg up. My favorite move is to gift a grandchild money to open a Roth IRA. Here’s what you need to know:
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Jul
30

A Message for Husbands: Your Wife Should Drive the Retirement Planning

July 30, 2015
One of the most common things I hear from many couples is that the husband likes investing and planning, and thus wives are all too happy to let him handle the retirement strategizing. Big mistake. Not because I am doubting the skill and intentions of men. Rather, my concern is that it’s women who typically are the most at risk in terms of retirement security for a very simple fact: Women tend to outlive men.
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