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You’ve been planning your retirement for years: what you’re going to do, where you’re going to live, and how you’re going to pay for it. But knowing when it is time to retire can still be a very difficult decision. Here are a few questions to answer to help you decide if you are financially prepared to retire.

So you messed up in 2013. The good news is that in most cases, it’s not difficult to get back on track. Here’s what you need to do now to correct 2013’s financial mistakes.

Categories: Investments

If even the thought of investing is scary to you, it’s best to take small steps to begin with. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you start investing your money.

If you’re thinking about doing a few home improvements, you may want to consider what will give you the best return on your investment down the road.

According to the Remodeling 2013 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com)*, you will recoup the most cost from a steel entry door replacement and a garage door replacement in the Indianapolis area. These two improvements may not be at the top of your list, but you’ll recover about 79.3% of the entry door cost and 68.7% of the garage door replacement cost. Entry door replacement even ranks as the number one project in the U.S. for a return on remodeling. Third runner up is a minor kitchen remodel. You’ll potentially earn around 66.1% of the amount you put into it (ex. paying around $18,433 with a resale value of $12,193).

Categories: Homeownership, Investments

It is known that physical activity can have positive, lasting effects on the body. But did you know that exercising a little bit of the equity in your home can also have beneficial, long-term results?

Your home may seem like a money hog: mortgage payments, utilities, and maintenance. But for those who have equity in their homes or the right property, your home may actually be able to save or even make you money.

Categories: Investments, Planning

If even the thought of investing is scary to you, it’s best to take small steps to begin with. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you start investing your money.

How many retirement accounts do you have? If you've changed jobs a few times over the years, you could have several accounts housed in different employers' plans.

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