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The Most Common Types of Fraud and How to Protect Yourself

October 24th, 2019

Hacking, Fraud, Identity Theft. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the number of cases reported are growing every year. Here’s how to protect yourself.


Perks of Shopping Small

October 24th, 2019

Thanksgiving leftovers are in the fridge and holiday shopping is officially underway. While Black Friday and Cyber Monday often overshadow their small business counterpart, Small Business Saturday is becoming more popular each year, and for good reason. Read on for 5 reasons why you should make the effort to shop small this year.



Teacher Gifts for Any Budget

September 17th, 2019

Show appreciation for the teachers in your life with a gift they’ll really love. Check out this list of gift ideas that work with any budget.


Philanthropy and Your IRA

September 06th, 2019


Minors and Estate Planning

September 06th, 2019

Reportedly, only one-third of parents with a minor child have a will in place. One obstacle seems to be the naming of a guardian for the child in the event that a parent dies while the child is a minor.


Money and the Single Senior

September 06th, 2019

Facts of life: Most retirees will be single for some period of time, and most of those singles will be women. Throughout the life cycle, financial planning for singles differs from planning for couples. Obviously, there is only a single set of assets to work with, and no surviving spouse to plan for. Less obviously, taxes are higher for singles, and they have no partner to fall back upon in case of adversity.


Everyone Needs a Will

May 31st, 2019

As important as estate planning is, that has long been a hard sell for most Americans. A 2017 survey by Caring.com revealed that only 42% of U.S. adults had a will or a living trust in place.



How to Avoid Romance Scams

May 15th, 2019

People looking for romance are hoping to be swept off their feet, not caught up in a scam. Stay safe with a few helpful tips.