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The Looming Retirement Crisis

How are people doing overall in regard to planning for their retirement? What is replacing traditional Defined Benefit (Pension) Plans? What should workers/employees do?
Timeless Financial Tips for Financial Success

Five Timeless Tips for Financial Success

 There are a myriad of tips regarding financial planning. Today we are going to discuss a few that have stood the test of time. Watch Szarka Financial’s CEO Les Szarka, CFP®, ChFC®, discuss these tips with Fox 8 News Anchors Stefani…

Old Scams, New Twists

Courtesy of our partners at Hartford Funds Protect yourself from financial fraud in the digital age. A real-life prince emails for Your assistance. He needs help getting millions of dollars relocated from Nigeria. You’re promised a share…

Cradles Today, College Tomorrow

Courtesy of our partners at Hartford Funds Newborns—the joys are limitless. Tiny fingers. Toothless smiles. The intoxicating new baby smell. But first-time and veteran parents alike know that limitless anxieties come along with having a…

4 Times You Really Need to Talk to a Financial Advisor

;" What are the 4 times you really need to talk to a financial advisor? What kind of emotional mistakes do people make during a divorce? If aging parents want to stay in their homes, and how do you pay for that? How soon before retirement should…

What does a 1969 Woody Allen Movie have in Common with Today's Investment Markets?

What is FOMO and how do I respond? What are some of the reasons why I should not get too "hung up" with numbers pertaining to the stock market? What does a Woody Allen movie have in common with today's investment market? Watch Szarka…

Investment Fundamentals: Bear Market

Out of the various animal spirits that sometimes haunt Wall Street (bulls, dogs, black swans or unicorns, anyone?), the bear is perhaps the most feared among investors. Why? A bear market—defined as a decline of at least 20% in a broad stock…
Senior Citizens Filing for Bankruptcy

Why are so Many More Senior Citizens Filing for Bankruptcy?

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…

Investment Fundamentals: What is Inflation?

Inflation is a measurement that tracks the change in prices of goods and services over a set time period. In the U.S., inflation is often measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) or the Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index (PCE).…
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Post-Divorce Financial Planning

Why are beneficiary designations important? What happens in regard to beneficiary designations as a result of a divorce? What are the recent changes or updates to laws regarding these situations? Watch Szarka Financial’s Senior Financial…