How To Make SMART Financial Goals Last year was history making. Widespread and rapid shifts in how we interacted with the outside world touched every aspect of our lives. For many it was a challenging year financially with unemployment hitting the service, travel, and entertainment industries disproportionally harsher than other businesses.[1] But even if you…

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Getting started with you household budget.     Budgeting towards needs and goals. One of the objectives of creating a household budget is that, as time moves on and the various household members advance in their careers, they are likely to make more money. Knowing where that money goes can help direct that money to…

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Annual Financial To-Do List Things you can do for your future as the year unfolds.   What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address for the coming year? Now is an excellent time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your retirement…

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How To Prepare For The Unexpected: Financial Preparedness Tips     Many Americans will have had to rebuild after a divorce, health crisis, disaster, or emergency. Are you ready for the what-if’s and oh-no’s that are a part of life? In stressful times having access to personal financial, medical, insurance information can be helpful to…

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How to Hit a Long Drive in Estate Planning By Faye Sykes In golf, you need patience and concentration to hit a ball 300 yards or more straight down the fairway. Similarly, when it comes to estate planning, you must look straight out into the future and utilize specific strategies in order to provide as…

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