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Financial Clarity through Refreshing Honesty

In today’s day and age, there is not enough education, too much information out there, not enough time, and too many distractions for the average person to plan effectively for their financial lives. I believe that the financial planning process can be a cool experience and I serve people who are too busy managing the rest of their busy lives to fully dive into the weeds of finance.

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What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

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What’s Your Investment IQ?

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The Three Keys to a Great Password

The Three Keys to a Great Password

Have fun and learn how to craft the perfect password with the help of this highly engaging infographic.

 

Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

Year-End Charitable Gifting and You

This article may help you maximize the benefits of your donation for your chosen charity.

Travel, Without the Baggage

Tips to avoid checking in luggage on your next vacation.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

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What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.

What Smart Investors Know

Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.

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