How does an annuity work?

As a retirement income planning tool, annuities are the subject of much discussion these days. As a means of generating retirement income, they can be very useful. Yet annuities come in many shapes and sizes […]

Sustainable living can help you and your pursestrings

Living a sustainable lifestyle is a choice. Here are 10 tips that can have a real impact on making the world cleaner, today and tomorrow.

Insurance after a divorce: auto, home, life, disability, health

If you are recently divorced, or going through a divorce, here are some steps to take to help ensure that you’re properly protected by insurance.

A guide to common paycheck deductions and withholdings

Wonder why your take-home pay is much lower than your gross income? This brief guide outlines common payroll deductions and withholdings that shrink paychecks.

8 Tips for first-time home buyers

Buying your first home is a big decision that involves a major financial commitment, so you want to make sure you approach it smartly. Here are some important tips to help you make this decision. 1. Make Sure Home […]

Retirement by the numbers

The trickiest thing about retirement is that the numbers are always changing. Did the latest headlines touting a “magic number” for retirement leave you in awe? Do you expect retirement to begin at a specific […]

3 Retirement considerations for women

Women and men are equally as likely to be saving for retirement, according to the 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Fifty-seven percent of both men and women report saving for […]

Planning for retirement? How to map out your financial goals

Sorting out your financial priorities is one of the first steps toward helping you create a successful retirement plan. By setting goals and time horizons now, you can develop realistic action plans that will help […]

Women and longevity risk

The likelihood that you will outlive your money is known as “longevity risk.”  While everyone needs to be diligent in making sure their financial resources last as long as they do, women face a higher […]

Four reasons why you may not be ready to retire

A lot of life’s greatest moments are marked by your readiness – or not – for special life events. Are you ready to graduate and enter the working world? Are you ready to marry and […]

5 things to do before you retire

Wondering what you need to do to be well prepared for retirement? Review this checklist of five things to prioritize in your personal retirement strategy.

12 Pitfalls to avoid in retirement planning

We all know that having a to-do list can help in planning. Sometimes a “do-not-do” list can be equally important. Here are a dozen common pitfalls to avoid so that your financial planning for retirement […]
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