Senior Citizens Filing for Bankruptcy

Why are so Many More Senior Citizens Filing for Bankruptcy?

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The number of senior citizens who are filing for bankruptcy has increased significantly in a short amount of time. What is causing this? What can families do to help their loved ones avoid becoming part of this statistic? Photo by Wade Austin…
Why Women Need More Money in Retirement Than Men - Rick Martin

Why Women Need to Save More for Retirement Than Men

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    FACT: The number of wealthy women in the United States is rising twice as fast as the number of wealthy men. Experts estimate that by 2030, women will control as much as two-thirds of the nation’s wealth.1 That is good…
Sandwich Generation - Mark Stratis

Sandwhich Generation: Caring for Children and Parents

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Are you a part of the “sandwich generation”? Are you providing support and care for your parents as well as your children? Then this article will speak to you. As we continue to experience the effects on society and the economy of our…

Planning For Your Later Years

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“When he was younger, our Senior Financial Planner, Chuck Conrad, was a member of an elite Army Ranger unit, and back then proper planning could make the difference between life and death for himself and the others in his squad. His instructors…

Is Your Money Working as Hard as it Can for You?

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We often hear about “nominal” vs “real-money” returns. What’s the difference between the two? How long do you expect this “negative real return” environment to continue? What’s the solution our viewers should be looking for?…

Teach Your Children Well

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I borrowed the title of this article from a song by Crosby, Stills & Nash because it seemed very appropriate. I recently read an article written by Ric Edelman about the 50th anniversary edition of The Game of Life. This game was fun to…

Run the Numbers!

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One of the most common questions I get from people is, “When can I retire?” My typical answer is “the day after you can afford to do so, and not a single day before or after that.” By retiring too early, you run the risk of not having…

What Should Consumers Expect Now That the DOL Ruling has Taken Affect?

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      What is the DOL Ruling? What does this mean for consumers? With this new ruling in place, how well are people protected? How will this affect how Les does business? Watch Szarka Financial’s CEO Les Szarka, CFP®,…

Financial Spring Cleaning: What to Review, Update, or Toss

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    Now that the initial filing deadline for personal income returns has passed, it is good time to review your financial “house” and get things in order.   Here are some suggested things to do:   Secure Your Data Make…

Now’s the Best Time to Spring Clean your Finances

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Why is it important to spring cleaning your finances? Why is this the best time to do this? What are some tips for spring cleaning your finances? What are the most important things to make sure that you do, especially with just doing your taxes?…