Elaine Bedel on WTHR
Elaine Bedel is a weekly guest on WTHR - Channel 13 during their Your Money segment, which airs during the Wednesday lunch hour. She discusses relevant topics and common money concerns that could help set you and your financial household on the right path.
To access an article that provides a bit more detail on a particular topic, please use the links below.
Keeping Financial Records - (Air Date: September 26, 2012)
The Document Retention and Checklist article provides guidelines regarding how long to maintain your important financial records.
Financial Pitfalls of Divorce - (Air Date: October 3, 2012)
The Thinking about Divorce article discusses what is vital to know prior to beginning the divorce process, and how to ensure you, and possibly your children, are financial secure after the final divorce agreement has been signed.
Second Marriage Financial Basics - (Air Date: October 10, 2012)
The Second Marriages article speaks to those who are considering a second marriage and addresses topics such as financial considerations, prenuptial agreements as well as the implication of estate planning.
Financial Impact of Becoming a Caregiver (of parents) - (Air Date: October 17, 2012)
The Helping Parents- Assisting Mom and Dad article reviews several issues that are important to be aware of when your parents become less self-sufficient. Some of them are less obvious then you may think.
Creating Your First Will - (Air Date: October 24, 2012)
The Estate Planning - Writing a Will article explains who really needs a will, what it does, why it is so important to have one and how often you should review this vital legal document.
Choosing a Guardian - (Air Date: October 31, 2012)
The Guardian Choice article discusses what to consider when selecting an appropriate guardian for your minor-age children as well as other important decisions to consider when planning for children.
Medical Reimbursement Accounts (Flex Spending) - (Air Date: November 28, 2012)
With the costs of healthcare increasing, it is important to take advantage of any savings opportunity to meet your healthcare costs. The Medical Reimbursement Accounts, also knows as a Flex Spending Account (FSA), provides a great tax savings to accomplish this. The Medical Flex Spending Account article discusses the details of these accounts who to make your dollar go farther while stressing the importance of planning each year.
Roth IRA Conversion - (Air Date: December 5, 2012)
With the possibility of tax rates increasing in 2013, performing a Roth Conversion this year, which will increase your taxable income for 2012, may be less detrimental than waiting and paying those taxes at a higher tax bracket. Roth Conversion- Timing Could be Everything provides some insight on making the timing decision.
Charitable Gifting - (Air Date: December 12, 2012)
Charitable gifting is an important part of supporting the cause you most love but as year-end approaches, the possible tax benefits may also be top of mind. While sending a check has been a long standing tradition, there are other more tax-efficient options. Maximize Your Charitable Benefit explains the other options available and how to take advantage of them.
Holiday Gift Cards - (Air Date: December 19, 2012)
With over 80% of shoppers indicating they will be purchasing at least one gift cards for the holiday season, it is important to know exactly what you are getting for your holiday dollars. Holiday Gift Cards – Beware! explains the possible fees and restrictions to be aware of.
Government Savings Bonds - (Air Date: December 26, 2012)
Savings bonds have been a great gift for birthdays, graduation and even the holiday’s but as of January 1, 2012, government savings bonds have gone “paperless”. In Savings Bonds - Only Paperless, learn how you can still to purchase them online through the TreasuryDirect® program.
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