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Women Business Owners: Don't Forget About Your Retirement Plan

If you are one of these owners, or thinking about becoming one, you'll always have a lot to think about when running your business, but there's also an area you can't ignore – your retirement. Specifically, you need to consider establishing your own retirement plan.

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How Can Life Insurance Help You?

Life insurance can play a sizable role in your ability to achieve some important financial goals.

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Labor Day: You Can Work to Become a Better Investor

Famed film producer Samuel Goldwyn once said: “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” And this same philosophy can apply to your investing, too – because you can indeed work to become a better investor.

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Financial Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

You will find few "off the rack" solutions for dealing with the financial challenges associated with Alzheimer's. For one thing, family situations can vary greatly, both in terms of the financial resources available and in the availability and capabilities of potential caregivers.

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Time to Put Excess Cash to Work?

This doesn’t mean you should make drastic changes to your portfolio. You still need to stick with the asset allocation that’s suitable for your situation, which typically involves owning a certain percentage of growth-oriented vehicles, such as stocks, and a certain percentage of fixed-income securities, such as bonds.

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How Can You Help Your Kids Pay for College?

Your first step, of course, is to know what you're up against, so here are some numbers: For the 2017-18 academic year, college costs (tuition, fees, room and board) were, on average, nearly $21,000 for in-state students at four-year, public schools and nearly $47,000 for students attending private colleges or universities, according to the College Board.

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Consider These Financial Tips for Single Women

But women still face specific obstacles. You need to be aware of these challenges – and do everything you can to overcome them.

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Where You Live as Retiree Can Affect Financial Strategies

If you, too, are thinking of moving someday, you will want to study possible locations, but you also need to be aware that where you eventually decide to live can greatly affect your savings and investment strategies – both now and during your retirement.

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What Should You Do With an Inherited IRA?

At the end of 2017, investors owned nearly $9 trillion in IRA assets, according to the Investment Company Institute, a trade association of U.S. investment companies.

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Help Protect Vulnerable Family Members from Scam Artists

Look for red flags, such as a reluctance to discuss money matters, consistently unpaid bills, unexplained withdrawals, mysterious wire transfers or a sudden need to purchase large quantities of gift cards.

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Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

A financial adviser is there to provide you with valuable expertise – so take full advantage of it.

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Work Toward Your Own Financial Independence Day

Your first step is to define what financial independence signifies to you. For many people, it means being able to retire when they want to, and to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle.

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Don't Let Your Investments Go on 'Vacation'

When you hit the road, you will enjoy getting away from your regular tasks, but there's one part of your life that should never take a break – your investments.

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Father's Day: Lessons About Money Can Be Priceless Gifts to Children

Father's Day is almost upon us. If you're a dad, you certainly may enjoy getting cards and gifts, of course. But, over time, you will gain even greater satisfaction by what you can give your children – such as some valuable financial lessons.

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Saving for Education? Consider a 529 Plan

Education is a great investment in a child's future. And to make that education more affordable, you might want to make your own investment in a 529 plan.

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You Can Still Gain Tax Benefits from Charitable Donations

But with the passage of the new tax laws, things may have changed considerably for many people. Are there still tax benefits to making a charitable donation?

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How Can You Meet Your Short-Term Goals?

In short, when investing for long-term goals, you're seeking significant growth and, in doing so, you'll have to accept some degree of investment risk. But when you're after short-term goals, the formula is somewhat different: You don't need maximum growth potential as much as you need to be reasonably confident that a certain amount of money will be there for you at a certain time.

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This Mother's Day, Consider Financial Gifts for Your Adult Children

However, you might find that you can get more enjoyment from the holiday by giving, rather than receiving.

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Take Steps to Control Your Investment Taxes

But you might give some thought to how you can manage your investment-related taxes.

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Strategies for Your Investment 'Garden'

But could the skills you deploy at gardening be transferred to other areas of your life – such as investing?

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Should You Make Extra Mortgage Payments or Boost Your Investments?

Actually, you get some real benefits from a mortgage. It certainly provides something of great value to you – your home.

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Newer Investors: Don't Panic if Bear Market Returns

Depending on your age, you may have only experienced the bull market of the past nine years, so you might not know what to expect – or how to respond – whenever the next bear market strikes.

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