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Improve your financial game

I’m sure that many of you took advantage of the beautiful fall weather to get in a round of golf this past weekend. It brings to mind the similarities between a successful round of golf and a successful long-term investing strategy. A five-hour, 18-hole round of golf is a long time to play a game. So, too, is the long-term investment time...

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Learn from Aretha: R-E-S-P-E-C-T the plan

Legendary entertainer Aretha Franklin passed away last month. The amazing thing is that she died without any estate or financial planning. Her estate is estimated to be over $80 million and she has four sons who could stand to inherit her wealth. Unfortunately, the sons won’t get the majority of that wealth. Much of the estate will go to...

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Be prepared for the good times—and the bad

Debt is everywhere and it’s piling up around us. Student loan debt, underfunded pension obligations, consumer debt (credit cards, auto loans, residential mortgages) and the unfathomable federal deficit. Thank goodness personal incomes and the gross domestic product (GDP—or the income of the nation) are rising and are currently...

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Turn your nest egg into an income stream

Retirement should be a time of rejuvenation, joy and adventure. But for many, it is a time of uncertainty and worry. There are so many details and decisions to be made. How much income can my savings provide? Will I outlive my savings? Will I be able to afford healthcare in my later years? What about long-term nursing home care? When and...

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First, you have to cover the basics

Most people are concerned with “beating the market” when what they should be concerned about is covering the basics: having an adequate cash reserve for things that come up, paying off high-interest loans and credit card debt; insuring against loss of income and loss of assets; and proper documents if they become unable to make their own...

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