Friday, January 27, 2023

Identity theft runs rampant during tax season. Here’s what to know and how you can help protect yourself. Identity thieves often swipe your bank or credit card account numbers, birth date information or Social Security Number...

Friday, January 20, 2023

The United States and Canada, on average, consume a combined five billion bottles of wine per year. The US makes up the majority of that figure, leading the world in wine consumption at approximately 4.3 billion bottles per year,...

Friday, January 13, 2023

As an investor, you may be impacted by capital gains if you sell your investment – whether at a gain or loss. Understanding capital gains may help with your overall investment strategy and the potential to preserve your wealth....

Friday, January 6, 2023

Whether you’re just starting your career or are planning to retire this year, it’s never too soon or too late to start preparing for your retirement. What this entails may be different from person to person, but there are a...

Friday, December 30, 2022

We all have things we’d like to see happen in the New Year. Whether it’s an improvement to your health and well-being, a new career you’d like to pursue, or a bad habit you need to break, resolutions are...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

If the end of the year has you in planning mode, you’re not alone—starting a new year may be a great opportunity for a review and renewal. What steps might you take for next year?  Review Asset Allocations- Most...

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Setting goals for a new year can feel overwhelming.  We all know that resolutions don’t last, but we also feel the energy that comes with a new year of possibilities. Here’s a clearer path for setting and reaching your...

Friday, December 9, 2022

The end of the year is a great time to review your trust document, update information, buy or sell assets or even cancel your trust if you choose. Here is a checklist to help you complete your trust and year-end planning...

Friday, December 2, 2022

Postholiday cleanup tends to be not only a time-consuming endeavor but also a reminder that the most joyous time of year has come and gone. In short, it’s a bummer. But that doesn’t mean it has to send you into a tizzy. There are plenty of

Friday, November 25, 2022

If you struggle to find a gift for the person who has everything—or want to do your holiday shopping without having to leave the house—consider giving stock as a gift. Doing so is easier than you think.

Friday, November 18, 2022

The holiday season means one thing: leftovers. While everyone loves a post-holiday sandwich, leftovers can also put a lot of strain on your refrigerator. Here’s how to keep it organized!

Friday, November 11, 2022

America’s older generations grew up in a different world where it was customary to be courteous and trusting. Unfortunately, these exemplary standards of conduct could get some individuals into trouble.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Sometimes, the simplest things make the most difference. Consider a US soldier, stationed thousands of miles away from home. Even the bare necessities would be welcomed. Check out this handy list for some useful and appreciated items.

Friday, October 28, 2022

As you get older, it’s imperative to take care of your mental and physical health. Both are important to living a long, stress-free life. Additionally, there are foods that keep both your waistline and mind happy.

Friday, October 21, 2022

On an emotional level, owning a pet can decrease depression, stress, and anxiety; from a health perspective, it can lower your blood pressure, strengthen your immune system, and even decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Massive computer hacks and data breaches are now common occurrences — an unfortunate consequence of living in a digital world. Once identity thieves have your information, they can use it to gain access to your bank and...

Friday, October 7, 2022

What is long-term care and why is it important to plan for it in advance? Here are 5 common questions answered about the topic.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Retirement is an exciting time. While retirement is the perfect time to tackle to-do lists and all of the things you have always wanted, you want to make sure you stay on top of your health as well. Here some ways to help you get started.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Physical exercise is a well-known way to improve overall health, but keeping your mind sharp can benefit overall health, too. Exercising your brain takes less effort than you think and can be enjoyable! Try these fun games today.

Friday, September 16, 2022

What does a successful life mean to you? Whether it is as grand as owning a business or as simple as finding a way to balance work and family life, we all want our lives to be a reflection of success.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Fatigue can drag down your motivation and productivity. Instead of boosting your energy with coffee or supplements, it might be time to try a few natural remedies to let your body function at its best.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Committing to living more simply may help you reduce chronic stress and live a more enjoyable life. Of course, that’s easier said than done.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Let’s face it, the fall market gets a bad rap. The majority of buyers assume that they’ll be unable to find a house that fits their needs during the fall—hence the mad rush during the summer.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Protein helps to build skin, bones, cartilage, muscles, and even blood. It aids enzyme and hormone production, provides calories for energy, and repairs tissues. Every cell in our bodies was created and stays intact because of protein.

Friday, August 12, 2022

With September right around the corner, it’s a good time to start thinking about falling back into a routine, if you haven’t already. Implement these tips so you can build a structured schedule for the season ahead.

Friday, August 5, 2022

The pros and cons of buying a home located next to a golf course.

Friday, July 29, 2022

Warm summer temperatures means more time spent outside this season. However, that also means your car is susceptible to the same warm weather. Instead of dreading getting into your hot vehicle, try using these tips...

Friday, July 22, 2022

Mini golf is one of America’s treasured summer activities. It’s suitable for all ages, and some mini golf courses have unique themes that can transport you to a different time, place, or even dimension!

Friday, July 15, 2022

When it comes to health and wellness, many people are stuck in the short term. There are so many fad diets, exercise crazes, and quick-fix supplements out there that it can be difficult to cut through the noise and create a sustainable...

Friday, July 8, 2022

Connecting socially is becoming more and more critical for businesses. Building social relationships is a less expensive way to target prospective clients and an easy way to nurture potential leads toward conversion.

Friday, July 1, 2022

When you think about booking a summer holiday, you might think of trips with partners, friends or family. The idea of going on holiday alone can be daunting, or even unappealing. It raises all kinds of questions.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Every season delivers distinct flavors, and summer flavors are best described through seasonal produce. An abundance of juicy, nutritious fruits and vegetables makes for a delicious and healthy few months.

Friday, June 17, 2022

When it comes to throwing a neighborhood bash, there’s no better time than the summer, but if you’re new to the hosting game, there are a few things to keep in mind before sending out those invitations.

Friday, June 10, 2022

When it comes to shopping for Father’s Day, it can be tricky to avoid the old clichés of a new tie or a seventh (unnecessary) screwdriver for his toolbox. Besides, what if your dad isn’t the businessman or handyman?

Friday, June 3, 2022

While hiking is an excellent form of exercise and should be a highly enjoyable adventure, it’s not an activity to jump into blindly.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Look at any of the most successful people in the world and you’ll find that the one common denominator is how much they stick to their morning routines. Many consider this to be the foundation for a successful and productive day.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Bask in some vitamin D and get a workout in, too! Here are some advantages of going outside for exercise.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Island beaches saved as screensavers and European castle-themed calendars are as close as many people get to vacationing. However, it’s easy to see the positive impact traveling can have on your health.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Road trips are one of the best ways to see as much of the country as you can in a relatively short time. If you’re not sure what piece of America you want to explore first, start with one of these exciting drives!

Friday, April 29, 2022

Here are some of the most cost-effective changes—including many that you can DIY—in order to help you create a smarter, greener home. These are not only good for the planet, but good for your pocketbook too.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Here are some of the most popular myths about Social Security and the facts that debunk them.

Friday, April 15, 2022

If you are looking for something to fill your downtime that may be fulfilling and beneficial to your health and wellbeing, community service may be an option for you.

Friday, April 8, 2022

The gaps in financial knowledge among various sectors of the public—may have racial, gender, and socioeconomic components. Because financial knowledge builds upon itself, families lacking that generational experience may feel left out.

Friday, April 1, 2022

When spring rolls around, your thoughts might turn to organizing your closets or giving your floors a good deep clean. But how much thought have you given to cleaning up your finances?

Friday, March 25, 2022

Applying lessons from the golf course to your financial life and vice versa may help you improve your game in both arenas. Here are three tips that may help you work toward success on and off the golf course.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Researchers found that those with more severe debt may be more likely to have physical and mental health issues. Fortunately, taking steps to improve your financial habits may also benefit your health.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Many people think eating healthy is too costly and won't suit their budget. The good news is, there are many healthy alternatives to junk food that may easily fit into anyone's budget.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Regardless of what path you’re on, creativity will likely play a role in some sense throughout your career journey. Not every day will be a challenge, but sometimes, you can feel like there’s not a creative bone in your...

Friday, February 25, 2022

Even if you're saving money in a 401(k), IRA, or another type of retirement account, you may not be paying much attention to the specific rules and regulations governing these accounts. After all, if you're years away from retirement,...

Friday, February 18, 2022

Your teen is becoming more independent, but still needs plenty of advice from you. With more money to spend and more opportunities to spend it, your teen can easily get into financial trouble. So before money burns a hole in your...

Friday, February 11, 2022

Heading to your first meeting with a new financial professional may be a lot like going on a blind date. Can you have anything in common? Can you click? Can you trust this other person with what's most important to you? A strong...

Friday, February 4, 2022

Are you one of the many American consumers currently asking yourself, “How can I better control my use of credit?” Consumer debt in the United States totals in the billions. Much of this debt belongs to consumers who use...

Friday, January 28, 2022

A huge challenge is planning for your retirement savings to outpace inflation Some of us may remember the “good old days,” when gasoline prices were as low as 25¢ per gallon. Others may recall when a can of soda cost...

Friday, January 21, 2022

When it comes to saving for retirement, women may have extra challenges, even those with a higher-than-average income. For retirement planning, CNBC reports that women save less than men. The pandemic worsened matters, with more than 2...

Friday, January 14, 2022

When saving for retirement, it often makes sense to contribute to employer-sponsored retirement plans to take advantage of any available employer match opportunities. However, not everyone has access to an employer-sponsored plan. Even...

Friday, January 7, 2022

One of the hardest things to do, by far, is realizing when a want is not a need. Budgeting is a balancing act. The secret to sustaining yourself from day to day while also working towards financial goals is building a budget that...

Friday, December 31, 2021

Have you ever found yourself scrambling for spare cash to send with your child for school lunch? Have you paid a late fee because you simply forgot when a bill was due? Have you woken up in a cold sweat trying to remember if you paid...

Friday, December 24, 2021

Analyzing your past financial decisions is essential to changing behaviors As Charles Dickens tells us in his celebrated Christmas fable, the self-defeating ways we behave financially are rooted in the past. Digging them out is the one...

Friday, December 17, 2021

At the beginning of each year, and regularly after that, it may be a wise idea to take stock of finances and make some changes to help improve your financial life. Here are five resolutions you may make to increase financial...

Friday, December 10, 2021

Regardless of whether you prepare your taxes yourself or use a professional's services, it's a good idea to gather the information and documentation you need well in advance of your actual tax filing date. Below, we've listed some key...

Friday, December 3, 2021

It’s hard to believe we are already approaching the end of another year, and holiday season will soon be here. Since holiday spending doesn’t include just gifting, it’s essential to set your budget now. You may likely...

Friday, November 26, 2021

Despite the dollars, fears and emotions – you can manage with planning Long-term care (LTC) keeps you functioning in the face of devastating illnesses, disabilities and prolonged disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. LTC...

Friday, November 19, 2021

The largest cost-of-living-adjustment since 1982 impacts 90% of seniors On October 13th, the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for tens of millions of Americans will...

Friday, November 12, 2021

Digital property (or digital assets) can be understood as any information about you or created by you that exists in digital form, either online or on an electronic storage device, including the information necessary to access the...

Friday, November 5, 2021

Thoughts on Establishing a Trust and Tips for Avoiding Inheritance Squabbles REASONS TO CONSIDER A TRUST Should you set up a trust? Maybe you've been to a seminar where they scare the life out of you, convincing you to start one....

Friday, October 29, 2021

Spend as much time fixing your mistakes as you do planning the holidays You probably spend more time planning your holiday gathering than preparing for your golden years. As a result, you make basic mistakes in trying to fund your...

Friday, October 22, 2021

From the financial pressures of running a small practice to the repayment of hefty student loans, these three careers (and the people who pursue them) can have more in common than you may think. Those working in the medical, legal, and...

Friday, October 15, 2021

If you've been wondering how to optimize your finances and ensure your money continues to work for you, a financial professional may be able to help. But the thought of turning over your most sensitive financial information to a...

Friday, October 8, 2021

Planning personal finances used to be the worry of the wealthy and their worry—usually preservation of wealth—was attended to by teams of trust officers and lawyers. Many of today’s middle class families have...

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Personal finance is an important area of knowledge—but it's not always taught in schools. It may be tough to master when you haven't had much guidance prior to adulthood. You may be able to improve your financial literacy and...

Friday, September 24, 2021

We’ve all heard this advice before: if you want to save money, you need to cut back on spending. However, it’s not always so easy. Identifying senseless spending in the following areas can help you save more each month. But...

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Graduation is an exciting time for many. But now repaying student loans will start for the new graduates. While some lenders give you a sixth month grace period before you start to repay, starting to pay your loads right away save you...

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The golden rule of financial planning: if you can plan it, you can pursue it Over the past July 4th, we celebrated our country’s history of declaring independence and guaranteeing basic human freedoms. But true freedom includes...

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

If you plan to retire someday, a 401(k) plan may be on your radar. 401(k)s can help you save retirement money to help you enjoy your golden years financially secure. In honor of National 401(k) Day on September 10th, here are some...

Monday, August 23, 2021

Regardless of how the markets may perform, consider making the following part of your investment philosophy: Diversification. The saying “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” has some application to investing. Over...