Financial Planning Archive

A Foolproof, One-Move New Year’s Resolution Anyone Can Make

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Every January, a flood of people resolve to lose weight. Then they show up at a nearby gym for the first time ever. By February, everything settles down and the true gym rats are left to grunt in peace. That’s… Continue reading

 

Inheritance? Here’s Why Not to Pay Off Your Mortgage

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We all know the stories of famous athletes who go broke. And then there is the infamous “lottery curse,” where winners end up bankrupt a few short years after hitting the jackpot. Most folks think that they’re smarter than that.… Continue reading

 

The Surprising Thing About Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos And His Divorce

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The divorce of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and his wife of 25 years, writer MacKenzie Bezos, made headlines for its outsize asset split — she walked away with $38 billion. Perhaps more interesting is that despite the huge dollars at… Continue reading

 

What Do Bella Hadid, Lil Wayne And Tom Hanks Have In Common? This Problem.

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It’s easy to think of celebrities as being above it all. Yet they have human bodies and the same frailties we all face, particularly as we age. The model Bella Hadid has Lyme disease. Rapper Lil Wayne is an epileptic.… Continue reading

 

Ashton Kutcher Is Leaving Nothing To His Kids. Should You Do The Same?

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The actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis plan to leave nothing to their kids — at least nothing unearned. Kutcher, who starred with Kunis on the popular sitcom “That ’70s Show,” recently declared that he and his wife will give… Continue reading

 

Changing Jobs? Before Leaving, Don’t Forget This Money Move

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Americans change jobs a lot — more than a dozen times over a career. A new opportunity beckons, across town or across the country. Cake is consumed and co-workers hand you a card scrawled with cheerful goodbyes. Your boss says… Continue reading

 
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The Financial Advice I Give My Daughter

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You’re probably thinking: Isn’t it the same thing you tell your sons? Of course it is. The point is not that women need different guidance. Rather, women need guidance that too often is not given to them. As a financial… Continue reading

 

We’re Smart, Capable and Amassing Vast Wealth. So, Why Aren’t We Taking Control of Our Finances?

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I’m guilty. There, I said it. And, it feels great to confess.  I am among the millions of women, globally and across generations, who fall into a distinct category—highly-educated, affluent married women, widows or divorcees who defer significant financial decisions… Continue reading

 
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Women can — and should — take charge of their personal finances

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In her column for the Washington Post, Michelle Singletary regularly calls on women to take charge of their finances. And she has a valid point in doing so. Women are statistically going to be the sole money manager of their… Continue reading

 
    

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