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Financial Planning for Individuals in Blended Families

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According to census figures, over 1300 blended families are created every day… and almost 50% of Americans have at least one step relative, based on findings from the Pew Research Center.  So for many Americans, step families have become…

If You Missed the Six-Year Market Rally, You're not Alone

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In the midst of a six-year market rally, more than half of Americans don’t own any stock investments at all, potentially missing out on a big investing opportunity to build retirement savings and overall wealth, according to a new Bankrate…

Do you still need life insurance, even if the kids have grown?

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Most people are aware of the importance of having life insurance when they are raising a family. The untimely death of the family bread winner, especially when children are young, can have devastating effects on how the remaining spouse is able…

How Long Will Interest Rates Stay This Low?

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Over the last seven years or so, investors and especially retirees have been challenged to find decent investment income in this historically low-yield environment. To put this problem into perspective, consider that if you had $250,000 in a…

Employment Notebook: Fears of Running Out of Money

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Unless you're in the latter part of your career, retirement is often looked at only occasionally with an eye on things like your 401K. The reality remains, many people end up fearing they won't have enough money to last them to the end of their…

Management Decisions: Will Your Pension be There When You're Ready to Retire?

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Some people may not even know what a pension is anymore, but for others, they're still potentially a part of the benefits offered by an employer. With some changes in philosophy, employers are searching for alternatives to get these long-term…