financial savvy

Take This Quick Financial Savvy Quiz

Retiring on time is no accident. It’s the work of long-term thinking and careful planning, whether you go about it on your own or hire an advisor to help out. … Read more

Posted on December 10, 2014 by
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5 Ways To Pick Up Free Money For Retirement

I was fascinated to read a recent piece about Boeing employees. For reasons known only to them, tens of thousands of the aircraft maker’s workers opted out of a free … Read more

Posted on November 14, 2014 by
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An Easy Way To Pick Your Retirement Age

If you ask working folks when they expect to retire, the typical answer for most is “65, I think.” Pressed, they might say “70, I hope.” The fact is they don’t … Read more

Posted on November 7, 2014 by
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One Retirement Mistake You Can’t Make

Saving  for retirement is hard work. It involves sacrifice and dedication, a certain selflessness that few possess. Unless it doesn’t. You can make saving for retirement quite easy, even painless. … Read more

Posted on October 22, 2014 by
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When To Hire A Financial Advisor And Why

How often do you see a doctor? Once a year unless you’re sick, right? How about a dentist? Probably twice a year, unless you’re afraid of the dental chair. But … Read more

Posted on October 17, 2014 by
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Retirement Investing Should Be Easy

We have a lot of storied images of retirement. Lazy days playing golf or sunning, plenty of time to read or take walks. Probably the last thing we imagine ourselves … Read more

Posted on October 8, 2014 by

Use Stocks To Defend Your Retirement

If you’ve ever picked up a personal finance book, you’ve probably run into this retirement investing maxim or one like it: “Own your age in bonds, own the difference in … Read more

Posted on October 1, 2014 by
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Quiz: Who Needs A Financial Advisor?

Investing on your own is easy, unless of course it’s incredibly hard. Some of us seem to have the “money gene” and some of us don’t. Which is not to say … Read more

Posted on September 26, 2014 by
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Stay On Track For Retirement The Easy Way

The big question hanging over the heads of most everyone over 40 is: “Will I ever retire?” An alarming number of people seem set on the notion that retirement will … Read more

Posted on September 19, 2014 by
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A Simple Test For Any New Investment Idea

Whenever you meet new people, instead of asking the typical “What do you do” question, turn it around. Ask instead, “What do you tell your parents that you do?” This always … Read more

Posted on September 15, 2014 by