Category: Financial Management


For a Healthy Vacation, Take a Walk

Imagine a vacation in which you immerse yourself in another culture, make new friends and enjoy fabulous cuisine—with no worries that your pants will be too snug when you get home. That’s the appeal of walking tours, a popular vacation option for health-conscious travelers who don’t mind working up a sweat as long as there’s […]

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Buy Nothing Day … an Alternative to Black Friday

It comes on the heels of Thanksgiving. Black Friday…the day when holiday shopping becomes a contact sport as people race to fill carts with stuff no one wants or needs. But there’s a new movement afoot fueled by a belief that the true spirit of the holidays has nothing to do with shopping. Instead, it’s […]

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Consistency Is the Key to Investing When You’re Retired

Most investors, and even some advisors, do not understand the difference between active and dormant accounts. But knowing how to invest in each is paramount to having a successful retirement. In an active account, such as a 401(k), 403(b) or individual retirement account, you’re still buying assets and contributing regularly. When the market goes down […]

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Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Aren’t Just for Kids’ Expenses

Can I use money from my employer’s dependent care flexible spending account to pay for adult day care for my elderly mother, or is the account just for child care? The dependent-care FSA isn’t just for children. You can also use the money tax-free to cover care for other dependents while you work. To qualify, […]

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6 Keys to Creating Your Retirement Game Plan

The story of retirement is changing. The rules are vastly different from the days of our parents and grandparents. The normal path to retirement then included a steady pension from the employer, a stable Social Security check and maybe a little bit of savings. For most people, those days are over. Here are six keys […]

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