Posts Tagged ‘MoneyManagement’

Characteristics of the Millionaire Next Door

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Just how many millionaires does America have? By the latest estimation of Spectrem Group, a research firm studying affluent and high net worth investors, it has more than ever before. In 2015, the U.S. had 10.4 million households with assets of $1 million or greater, aside from their homes....

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Long-Term Investment Truths

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

You learn lessons as you invest in pursuit of long-run goals. Some of these lessons are conveyed and reinforced when you begin saving for retirement, and others you glean along the way. First & foremost, you learn to shut out much of the “noise.” News outlets take the temperature...

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The Psychology of Saving

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Why do some households save more than others? Building household savings may depend not only on cash flow, but also on psychology. With the right outlook, saving becomes a commitment. With a less positive outlook, it becomes a task – and tasks and chores are often postponed. Financially speaking,...

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How Millennials Can Get a Good Start on Retirement Planning

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

If you are younger than 35, saving for retirement may not feel like a priority. After all, retirement may be 30 years away; if your employer does not sponsor a retirement plan, there may be less incentive for you to start. Even so, you must save and invest for...

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Reducing the Risk of Outliving Your Money

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

What steps might help you sustain and grow your retirement savings? “What is your greatest retirement fear?” If you ask retirees that question, “outliving my money” may likely be one of the top answers.  Retirees and pre-retirees alike share this anxiety. In a 2014 Wells Fargo/Gallup survey of more...

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Your Annual Financial To-Do List

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

What financial, business or life priorities do you need to address for 2016? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives. Some year-end financial moves may help you pursue those goals as well. What can you do...

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Why DIY Investment Management Is Such a Risk

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

If you ever have the inkling to manage your investments on your own, that inkling is worth reconsidering. Do-it-yourself investment management can be a bad idea for the retail investor for myriad reasons. Getting caught up in the moment. When you are watching your investments day to day, you...

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Seriously?! Top 6 Good Money Habits for Teens

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Before your teenagers start working or head off to college, put them on the road to financial literacy Do your teenagers know how to manage their money? Many young people are no longer starting out their adult life in a traditional job with a pension. That’s why it’s critically...

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Spring Market Update

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Many of us are spending our Saturdays out in the yard, helping our lawns bounce back from a tough winter. As the brown patches and bare spots that are reminders of colder days fade, our lawns’ roots are showing underlying strength. It’s heartening to see the new growth and greenery now...

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Back to the Future

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

The Hollywood blockbuster Back to the Future, released 30 years ago in 1985, has been garnering some headlines lately because its sequel, Back to the Future II, was set mainly in 2015. Although some of the film’s depiction of 2015 — flying cars, sneakers with automatic shoelaces, time travel,...

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