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Month: March 2014

Economic News Increases Money Anxiety

Watch this video on YouTube Two economic indicators suggest that the US economy is recovering from the recession. The housing market is almost back to 2006 levels in most areas of the country. We’ve also seen record highs for the Dow Jones stock index. Yet,...

The High Cost of Marriage

Watch this video on YouTube “Two can live as cheaply as one.” This old saying is mostly true. However, when it comes to death, divorce, and taxes, two are probably better off financially if they don’t marry. Intentionally or not, many federal and...

Retirees Worried About Healthcare Costs

Health care is one of the biggest expenses retirees have, and it’s going to cost more than most of us expect. That’s the focus of a March 18 article by Andrea Coombes in The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch section. The headline,...

Either IRA or 401(k) a Good Choice for Retirement Saving

Watch this video on YouTube Which is the better choice for retirement saving, an IRA or a 401(k)? And what’s the difference between the two? Either an IRA (Individual Retirement Account/Arrangement) or a 401(k) plan is a great place to start investing for...

Fund Retirement First, Then Kids’ College

Watch this video on YouTube I recently had the opportunity to share an evening out with some friends, new parents with six-month-old twins. The conversation centered on birthing, breastfeeding, and burping. One topic we didn’t discuss was baccalaureate degrees....