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Many households are considering their financial future this time of year and making planning decisions that will ultimately impact retirement. Follow recent coverage on important resources and mistakes to avoid when planning for retirement.
AARP and Ad Council Launch New PSA: Ace Your Retirement
This week, we unveiled our new Saving for Retirement ad campaign to empower Americans to take control of their financial futures. In fact, two in five households headed by Americans ages 55-64 have no assets saved for retirement, according to the National Institute on Retirement Security.
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Whom do you turn to when you need advice on managing your personal finances? A family member? A close friend? Or do you have a financial planner on speed dial? When there is mention of a financial planner, people often think it’s a service for the wealthy. It’s time to debunk that myth. Financial…
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Whether your children are 14 or 40, if you are at or near retirement age you must have a conversation about money. The conversation should be age-appropriate, and designed not to frighten, but to inform. Still, 13-year-olds need to know how much college you can afford for them, and 30-year-olds…
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Most people define their net worth in dollars. As a financial planner, I define net worth in time. Allow me to explain.
Jean Chatzky
Jean Chatzky has a few choice words for how most folks describe their relationship with money: Confusing. Frightening. Chaotic. Stressful. Precarious.
A soon-to-be- proposed regulation from the Department of Labor could help people understand how much monthly income they can count on their savings to provide in retirement
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I've never been a gambler, but I just returned from Las Vegas where a $25 bet netted people a big-time jackpot.
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Did you know that we spend about $2.9 billion every year on gift wrapping paper and supplies according to Hallmark? And of course most of it ends up being throw way after the holidays, which is one reason why between Thanksgiving and New Year's we generate an extra one million tons of garbage every…
"You must be cooking two Thanksgiving dinners, huh?" the supermarket cashier said to me.
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