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Dec 17, 2014

Avoiding Credit Score “Dings”

With the sound of holiday bells in the air, don’t turn a pleasant ring into a dreadful ding! Overspending on credit cards for all that shopping and merriment could turn that nice ring into a credit score “ding” in January.

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Dec 15, 2014

Why Do-It-Yourself Investors Underperform

According to Dalbar, people who managed their own investments over the last twenty years achieved a 2.5% return while the S&P 500 went up 9.2%. Why such a disparity?

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Nov 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Family Financial Discussions

Once you have traveled “over the river and through the woods” to your parent’s or grandparent’s house for Thanksgiving, you may discover that your loved one is in need of care.

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Nov 17, 2014

Hiring an Investment Advisor? 3 Red Flags

Who you hire to manage your money may be one of the most important decisions you make. Many investors have been devastated by fraudulent or incompetent investment advisers.

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Nov 11, 2014

Confused over Health Savings Accounts?

Health Savings Accounts are a great vehicle for paying medical expenses in the most tax-efficient manner. For those eligible, maximizing your annual contributions will provide tax benefits now as well as after you retire.

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Nov 3, 2014

What’s Your Retirement Vision?

Do you have a vision for how you will spend your retirement? If you have a spouse or significant other, does it match theirs?

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Oct 27, 2014

Signing Up for Medicare

As people approach retirement, they begin to think about health insurance and the need to sign up for Medicare.

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Oct 6, 2014

401(k) Loans: Good or Bad Idea?

Many 401(k) plans allow participants to borrow money from their accounts. It may be a convenient way to get access to cash, but it comes with a price. Read on for the pros and cons that should be considered.

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Sep 29, 2014

Is Alibaba a Good Investment?

Alibaba is the Chinese version of Amazon and eBay. However, it is already larger than both of them combined! It just went public and investors can now buy its stock on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Sep 25, 2014

Long-term Care Insurance – Important Changes

If you have ever considered the purchase of a long-term care insurance policy, you may want to get serious. Fewer providers, increasing premium rates, and reduced benefits are changing the landscape.

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Sep 8, 2014

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Fifteen years ago this month, the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” burst onto the scene and into our collective conscience.

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Aug 25, 2014

Confused About 529 Plans?

College Choice, the Indiana 529 plan, is a great way to save for college expenses. However, we frequently get questions regarding who can use the funds; the benefits of being an Indiana resident; and whether out-of-state schools are included.