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October 19, 2007
The right 'papers' - at the right time - can protect your family - To protect your family, you need more than the best intentions; you need the right "paperwork." And you're going to need it during two distinct phases of your life: your working years and your retirement. Let's take a look at these time periods, along with some of the key documents you may need. Working years: While you're working, your most valua... Full Story

August 31, 2007
Are you prepared to help aging parents? - If you have your parents during much of your adult life, consider yourself fortunate. As they age, however, you will need to become increasingly aware of added responsibilities you may have to assume. And by planning ahead, you can help make everyone's lives easier. In dealing with various matters relating to your parents - particularly financial ... Full Story

August 10, 2007
Should you speed up mortgage payments or increase investments? - Most people who have mortgages dream of a day when they won't. In fact, many mortgage holders speed up their payments to make that day arrive sooner. Is that smart, from a financial standpoint? Not necessarily. This point is highlighted by a 2006 study prepared by economists for the National Bureau of Economic Research. About 38 percent of U.S. ho... Full Story

July 27, 2007
Women must plan extra carefully for retirement - If you're a woman, you have to be actively involved in your financial preparations for retirement; that's true whether you're single or married. As a woman, you have at least two special considerations associated with your retirement planning. You've got a longer life expectancy. Women typically outlive men by about seven years, according to the U... Full Story

July 13, 2007
Five good reasons why should you invest - We love lists. We want to know the 10 best pizza places in town and the 10 worst dressed celebrities at the Oscars. We long to find the top 10 movies of the year and the 10 most popular songs of the century. We want to know about the richest people in the country and the cheapest brunches in our city. In short, the list of lists could go on for a ... Full Story

April 27, 2007
To build wealth, look at both sides of balance sheet - Deborah Alonzo To achieve your financial goals, you need to be a diligent saver and investor. But you need to do more than just build your assets - you also must do a good job of managing your debts. If your debts get out of control, they will eventually erode your savings and investments and when that happens - the road to financial success can... Full Story

April 13, 2007
Financial tips for new parents - Deborah Alonzo If you've just had a child, you are no doubt excited and happy, though you could probably use a little more sleep. And if you're like most new parents, you have big dreams for your little ones. But if you're going to help make those dreams come true, you're going to need to make the right financial moves. The best time to start is ... Full Story

February 23, 2007
Want to achieve financial goals? Do the math - By Deborah Alonzo Financial advisor If you breathed a sigh of relief when you put away that algebra or geometry textbook for the last time, you might not be eager to take up the subject of math again. However, by doing some number crunching, you can put a "price tag" on your long-term financial goals - and that's the first step toward achieving t... Full Story

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