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Finances, Retirement

5 Tax Planning Strategies for Retirees in 2014

5 Tax Planning Strategies for Retirees in 2014

    If you have recently finished filing your 2013 tax return, the last thing you probably want to think about is your 2014 return. But many experts say that now is actually a good time for retirees to get a jumpstart on their 2014 taxes. Here are five areas [...]

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Finances

The White House and Women’s Financial Literacy

The White House and Women’s Financial Literacy

This is the fourth in a series of articles discussing the importance of financial literacy for women. With several recent studies suggesting that there may be a significant “gender gap” between men and women when it comes to financial literacy, the White House is now taking an active role in [...]

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Finances

Women and Financial Literacy: A Look At the Numbers

Women and Financial Literacy: A Look At the Numbers

This is the second in a series of articles discussing the importance of financial literacy for women. As we discussed in the first article in this series, the increasing complexity of today’s financial and investing world may make financial literacy more important now than ever before. Unfortunately, though, some recent [...]

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Experts, Finances

Some Basic Financial Products and Definitions

Some Basic Financial Products and Definitions

When a potential investor goes to visit a broker or other type of investment advisor, a great many terms can be thrown around. While these are terms that the broker deals with daily, an investor may not have heard many of them or—worse—has heard them but only has a vague [...]

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Finances

Five Ways to Weather the Financial Storm

Five Ways to Weather the Financial Storm

Times have been tough for the U.S. economy over the last few years, and the debt ceiling issue has not made things any easier. However, there are ways to help make sure that you don’t end up on the rocks in the financial storm. Here is some sound advice to [...]

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Finances

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 × October 1, 2012 × 0 comments