New Tool, New Fun

We have a nice car shop in the backyard, and it is the source of a lot of fun. We recently obtained a “jiggle cleaner” that is used to clean old nuts, bolts, washers and screws to recycle on our car projects. It is great fun to put rusty, nasty pieces in it and after…

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Now May Be The Time For A Financial Reassessment

We’re experiencing a period of upheaval in the world today, which has also had an impact on the economy and markets. Given the spike in volatility and uncertainty we’re seeing in the broader economy, it may be time to step back and carefully review your financial life. Take some time to assess where you stand…

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How to Financially Prepare for a Natural Disaster

With the focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, the coming hurricane and wildfire season is likely not on many Americans’ radars right now. However, with many people in a financially precarious position over the last couple of months, it’s more important than ever to be prepared for a natural disaster. While no one can predict exactly…

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Help Your Graduate Get On Solid Financial Ground

With graduation season drawing to a close, many recent graduates are making their first major decisions about the future – where to live, which job to take and how to spend their non-working hours. Stepping out on their own often comes with another big first – being financially independent. While this newfound control can be…

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4 Steps to Follow If Confronted With An Unexpected Early Retirement

Early retirement is a concept that, at one point in your working life, may have seemed like a dream. Yet many Americans who have retired early have done so not by choice, but because of circumstances out of their control. For some people, it may be an injury or an accident that has short-circuited their…

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Is It Time To Move Money From Old Retirement Plans?

Over the course of their lifetime, the average American changes jobs 12 times and works for 5-7 different employers1. If this rings true for you, you may be among the millions of people who have started 401(k) or 403(b) plans with multiple companies over the years. If you have money sitting in those old workplace…

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