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Family is one of the strongest bonds - most of us will do anything for our family, especially parents or kids.  And it is this strong sense of responsibility that can create havoc to even the best laid retirement plans.  There are a few moves you can make to help avoid financial disruption caused by your family especially if your become aware of some of the possible negative outcomes that could be looming in your future.

People have a tendency to make financial matters more complicated than they really need to be. Complicated planning worksheets, detailed budgets and net worth calculations and other financial tools can all become overwhelming.  Sometimes, the best way to achieve big goals is to make your plans as simple as possible. Why is keeping is simple so important?  It is because you are more likely to follow through if the process is simple and easily repeatable week after week.

This is the time of year that everyone starts thinking about all the ways their current house doesn’t fit their needs.  Should you start looking for your next dream home now?  Here are a few questions you should consider before deciding the answer.
 

Love and money are often not talked about in the same conversation however money issues are still the leading cause for divorce. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching and over 6 million marriage proposals expected, maybe now is the right time to mix love and money.  

Are you thinking of buying a home this year?  Are you not sure if you are really ready to buy a home?  There are a few important questions that you have to ask yourself. And you need to really make an honest evaluation of your current financial situation.  This self-review is key to making the right decision regarding homeownership.
 

Categories: Money Matters, Saving

Sometimes, the best way to create a savings habit is to use activities in your daily life that create opportunities to save.  What exactly does that mean and how can you do that?  Read a little further and you find a few ideas that you can truly use to make it happen.

Categories: Money Matters, Retirement

Whether you are just starting to save for your retirement or if you have been saving for 20 years, January is a great time to make the little adjustments that can make a big difference in your retirement.  

Categories: Money Matters, Planning

January is the month that many make their financial resolutions and plans for the year. If you want to sharpen your planning but don’t feel you have the time to devote to a full-fledged planning exercise, then the following four numbers can be your guide to a better 2015 financially.

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