10 Money Moves to Make in Your 40s

When you reach your 40s, most likely your responsibilities have increased significantly. With that in mind, it’s more important than ever to figure out how to allocate your hard-earned dollars. To manage day-to-day expenses and accomplish your longer-term financial goals, you’ll need a plan you can live with and adjust it to your changing needs.

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Understanding Market Losses: Paper Versus Reality

In a volatile stock market, your emotions might let new highs and record lows drive your short-term decisions. The drastic ups and downs can make you feel confident one day and queasy the next. When your investment is reaching new highs, you might feel on top of the world. But, when your investment hits new lows, confidence wanes. The market’s volatile nature might even lead you to jump ship on your savings goals. Unfortunately, this could cost you over the long term. Continue reading

10 Money Moves to Make in Your 70s

When you reach your 70s, life slows down a little. You may be planning to retire, or already living in retirement. Whatever your situation, there are ways to make your 70s more enjoyable and stress free, especially when it comes to managing your finances. If you still choose to work in some capacity, or simply want to enjoy your leisure time and hobbies, here are some tips to help you live the retirement you want.

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Should You Contribute to an IRA?

Many Americans are lucky enough to have a retirement savings plan through their employers. If you don’t have that option, an Individual Retirement Account – or IRA – allows anyone with earned income to save for retirement. And if you’re self-employed, you can use an IRA to create your own retirement plan. In addition, there are special rules that may allow a stay-at-home spouse to contribute to one as well. Continue reading

Estate Planning Moves if Your Child Isn’t Good With Money

As a loving parent, you want to protect your family if something happens to you. When your children are younger, you’ll need to provide instructions on managing your finances and property, and who will act as their guardian.

However when an inheritance involves adult children, the situation changes dramatically. They may be married with families of their own to care for, or living independently and making their own financial decisions.
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