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December 1, 2006
This year give a gift that lasts - The holidays are upon us, which means that it's time, once again, to search for those "perfect" gifts. This year, why not add financial gifts to your shopping list? They can make a big difference in the lives of the people you care about. What types of financial gifts should you consider giving? Let's look at a few possibilities: * Contributions t... Full Story

November 3, 2006
Changes in pension law can pay off for you - It's not always easy to save enough money for retirement. But some recently enacted legislation might help. As its name implies, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 was designed to strengthen the private pension system, which currently covers more than 44 million workers and retirees. Under the new laws, companies that maintain traditional "defined... Full Story

October 6, 2006
Make good use of retirement plan distributions - Are you getting close to retirement? If so, you know that one of your biggest challenges will be to manage your cash flow in a way that allows you to enjoy the lifestyle you've envisioned. One key part of that cash flow can be the distributions from your IRA and your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. That's why it's essential tha... Full Story

September 1, 2006
Teach kids early about saving and investing - Bad habits are hard to break. But good habits tend to stick around for a long time. That's why you will want to teach young children about the importance of saving and investing. It's almost never too early to start, and your efforts can provide a lifetime of benefits. By the time most children reach age 5 they have more than enough cognitive skil... Full Story

August 4, 2006
Financial strategies for your 50s and 60s - When you first started out in your career, you may have focused on paying off student loans, buying a home and, hopefully, starting to save for retirement. Generally speaking, these are pretty straightforward goals. But by the time you enter your 50s and 60s, your financial objectives may be somewhat more complex. You will need to take great care ... Full Story

July 7, 2006
Pension in trouble? Take steps to replace income - In recent months, some well-known companies, including Verizon, Lockheed Martin, Motorola and IBM, have "frozen" their pension plans. If your company freezes its plan, or if you think it might do so in the future, you'll want to start thinking now of how to replace the potential lost income during your retirement years. When a company freezes its... Full Story

June 2, 2006
Don't throw your mortgage into 'reverse' - If you're like many homeowners in this country, you probably saw your house appreciate in value quite a bit over the past few years. That's the good news. The not-so-good news is that, during this same time period, your savings and net worth might have stagnated or fallen. What does this mean for you? It could mean that when you retire, you do wha... Full Story

May 12, 2006
A Mother's Day message: Give yourself the gift of financial security - During this Mother's Day season, we think fondly of the many wonderful things that our own mothers, and other ones we know, have done for all of us. As we reflect, it's important to keep in mind the sacrifices that all mothers have made. For example, women are still far more likely than men to make career concessions in order to raise their famili... Full Story


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