Retirement

Finances, Retirement

Planning for Fun

Planning for Fun

Sometimes when planning for your financial future, you can lose sight of a truth that is always with us: we are living our lives in the present. While it is obviously prudent and necessary to plan for your retirement and for an endowment for your heirs, remember that at this [...]

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Finances, Retirement

Retirement and the American Dream

Retirement and the American Dream

Ah, the American Dream! In essence the dream is that anyone who has a goal and works hard can make it. Both President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney talked about the American Dream on the campaign trail, but according to a recent survey from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies [...]

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Finances, Retirement

Protecting Your Parent’s Assets Along with Your Own

Protecting Your Parent’s Assets Along with Your Own

The goal of many parents is to protect their estates, have some form of livable income, and at the same time leave their children provided for. Adult children can assist their parents in meeting these goals, and at the same time protect assets that may someday be theirs. 1. Recognize [...]

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Finances, Retirement

What Being Debt Free Might Mean for Your Future

What Being Debt Free Might Mean for Your Future

We live in a credit-based society, one where accumulating assets often coupled with accumulating accompanying debt. Buying a home? Sign on the line for a 30-year mortgage. New car? A bit of money down, plus a five-year loan. Starting a business? Visit your local bank for that small business loan. [...]

by × September 2, 2012 × 0 comments