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Posts Tagged ‘January 2019’

Home Sales Slip in Atlanta

HOME SALES QUICKLY FALTER Seldom do existing home sales fall 6.4% in a month, but that was what happened in December. National Association of Realtors economist Laurence Yun called the drop a reflection of “consumer search processes and contract signing activity in previous months when mortgage rates were higher than today,” and noted that the…

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Tax Considerations for Retirees

Are you aware of them?      The federal government offers some major tax breaks for older Americans. Some of these perks deserve more publicity than they receive.         If you are 65 or older, your standard deduction is $1,300 larger. Make that $1,600 if you are unmarried. Thanks to the passage of the…

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Women’s Financial Empowerment- Join Us!

Welcome: Women make up 47% of the total US labor force and have branched into almost every area of industry from technology to the arts.[1]  They are 56% of all college students for the last 18 years.[2] For almost a decade, women have earned more graduate degrees, both master’s and doctoral degrees, than men[3]. But…

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Women Need to Take Charge of Their Money

Why do so many of us delegate financial responsibilities to others?         Many women are in charge of their financial lives, and proudly so. Some have become their own financial captains as a result of life events; others have always steered their own ships. Even so, there are too many women who are left…

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Beware of Lifestyle Creep

Sometimes more money can mean more problems.  “Lifestyle creep” is an unusual phrase describing an all-too-common problem: the more money people earn, the more money they tend to spend.   Frequently, the newly affluent are the most susceptible. As people establish themselves as doctors and lawyers, executives, and successful entrepreneurs, they see living well as…

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