Financial Planning

Financial Planning

The Financial Risk of Early Decision

Students who apply to a college for “early decision” and who are accepted commit to enrolling in that school. Problem:…

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Avoid These Social Security Traps

How wise are your Social Security decisions? Social Security benefits account for approximately one of every three dollars received by…

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Go Rogue! Using Unconventional Wisdom to Guide Your Financial Decisions

Top economist and Wall Street gadfly Laurence J. Kotlikoff, PhD, believes that the way most of us go about planning…

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Bridging the Gap Between Siblings’ Finances

It can be difficult when one sibling has greater financial means than another. Here’s how to maintain your relationship despite your different financial situations.

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Ways to Estimate Life Expectancy

Instead of focusing on how long your parents lived, or using the Social Security calculator, here are better ways to estimate your life expectancy.

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Fix Your Financial Relationship With Your Partner

In many households, one partner handles the finances while the other is disengaged. In fact, only one in five couples…

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Great Actively Managed Funds to Invest In Now

If you are fed up with the high fees and mediocre performance of your mutual funds, you’re not alone. Over…

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Smart Money Strategies for 2022

The post-pandemic economy and consumer spending are robust. But surging inflation…global supply shortages…stocks near record highs…and bond yields near record…

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How to Get Rid of Your Timeshare

Getting out from under a timeshare that you no longer want can be expensive and difficult. Here are the steps to take to making it easier.

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7 Costly IRA Withdrawal Mistakes to Avoid

A single mistake in withdrawing money from an IRA can derail decades of contributions. Here’s how to avoid the traps.

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Choosing the Best-Value Wine on the Menu

The next time you order wine off a restaurant's wine list, go ahead and buy the second-cheapest bottle—surprisingly, it does not have the highest markups in price.

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Don’t Let These 5 Surprises Derail Your Retirement

Beware of these five retirement financial surprises—ranging from the real results of downsizing to the tax consequences of retirement—that can derail plans, consume savings and...

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Your Inflation Rate Is Not the Same as the Government’s

Many retirees and older ­consumers on fixed incomes keep an eye on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers…

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Beyond Your Stimulus Check: How the ­American Rescue Plan Will Affect Your Taxes and Health Insurance

The $1.9 trillion American ­Rescue Plan Act received plenty of publicity for providing a third round of stimulus checks and…

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Preparing Your Portfolio for the Coming Inflation Time Bomb

It’s been a long time since investors have had to worry about inflation. But as the US economy springs back…