Financial Focus

Some New Year’s (Financial) Resolutions

Some New Year’s (Financial) Resolutions

We’re just about ready to open the door to 2017, so you might be thinking about some New Year’s resolutions. What’s on your list this year? More visits to the gym? Learning a new language? Mastering the perfect beef bourguignon? All worthy ambitions, of course, but why not also include some financial resolutions? By reviewing […]






Investors Should Avoid “Great Expectations”

Investors Should Avoid “Great Expectations”

Apart from death and taxes, few events in our world are consistently predictable – and investment returns are definitely not one of them. What can you, as an individual investor, do to cope with the ups and downs of the financial markets and make progress toward your long-term goals? To begin with, you should be […]






College Savings Options

College Savings Options

It’s back-to-school time. If you have young children going to public schools, your biggest expenditures may be on pens, pencils and notebooks. But if you want those same kids to go to college someday, you’ll eventually face considerably larger costs — so you may want to start preparing soon. College is costly. For the 2015-16 school […]






Small Business Owners Must Protect Their Futures

Small Business Owners Must Protect Their Futures

If you’re a small-business owner, you think a lot about today. Is your cash flow sufficient… today? Are your products and services competitive … today? Are you confident in your marketing and advertising efforts … today? And because you are so focused on today, you may be neglecting a key aspect of tomorrow – your […]






Gen-Xers Juggle Both Money and Time

Gen-Xers Juggle Both Money and Time

If you’re an older member of Generation X — that is, if you were born in the early to mid 1960s — you may juggling a lot of financial situations. You are saving for your own retirement — which might not be that far away — while at the same time possibly wanting to help pay for your children’s […]






Don’t Keep Family in the Dark About Your Plans

Don’t Keep Family in the Dark About Your Plans

You might work diligently at building a financial roadmap for your retirement years and a comprehensive estate plan. But you can’t just create these strategies — you also have to communicate them. Specifically, you need to inform your spouse and your grown children what you have in mind for the future — because the more […]






Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: A Theme for Investors

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: A Theme for Investors

On April 22, we observe Earth Day. Like many people, you might participate in some activities to help the health of our planet. But you can also do some things to improve your personal investment environment. In fact, you might want to follow a key environmental theme: reduce, reuse, recycle. How can these elements be […]






Women’s Road to Financial Security

Women’s Road to Financial Security

International Women’s Day is observed on March 8. Around the world, thousands of events will honor women’s achievements. Yet, women still face challenges in many areas of life — such as their financial situations. So if you’re a woman, you may want to use this occasion to consider steps you can take to help move […]






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