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Teaching Children to Save: The Financial Gift that Keeps Giving

Teaching Children to Save: The Financial Gift that Keeps Giving

For kids, the idea of saving money doesn’t come naturally, but there are ways to teach children from an early age how to value money so that when it comes time to save for big-ticket items—cars, college—saving is a reflex. Lacey Manning, founder of LTG Financial in Ocala, Florida, says that when children are as young as three, you can get started with envelopes or jars to help them ...

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Got Kids or Young Dependents? Claiming the Child Tax Credit
November 13, 2017

Got Kids or Young Dependents? Claiming the Child Tax Credit

Of course you’ve heard the one about death and taxes. But what about birth and taxes? Having kids means spending lots of money, but they can also save you a ...

Discount Airlines May Impact the Travel Industry (And Your Plans)
November 10, 2017

Discount Airlines May Impact the Travel Industry (And Your Plans)

Are those cheap airfares to Europe and other far-flung destinations giving you the travel bug? Or are they bugging your portfolio more? In the past few years ...

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Year-End Charitable Donations, Contributions & Deductions
November 3, 2017

Year-End Charitable Donations, Contributions & Deductions

Let’s face it: football season is in full swing, which means the holiday season is just around the corner. The holidays are a time for giving, a time to reflect on the year’s ...

Unconventional Wisdom: Challenging Some Personal Finance Adages
October 20, 2017

Unconventional Wisdom: Challenging Some Personal Finance Adages

Some personal finance sayings have been around so long, many people take them as absolutes without really thinking about what they mean and whether they apply ...

Debt: A Zombie of a Problem
October 20, 2017

Debt: A Zombie of a Problem

Debt is a crafty demon, and it has to be actively managed and kept at bay; otherwise, it will most certainly return and consume you over and over again. The cost of...

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How Technological Breakthroughs Are Changing Aging
October 13, 2017

How Technological Breakthroughs Are Changing Aging

Technology is changing the face of aging, as the consumer market and products designed for the elderly begin to overlap. As little as 10 years ago, assistive ...

Halloween Is Big Business. Some Treats for Your Portfolio?
October 6, 2017

Halloween Is Big Business. Some Treats for Your Portfolio?

Halloween is right around the corner, and not only is it a big hit with kids, it’s also big business. According to the latest data available from the National Retail Federation ...

Pumpkin or Pecan Pie: What State Do Your Investments Call Home?
September 29, 2017

Pumpkin or Pecan Pie: What State Do Your Investments Call Home?

Does what side of the Mississippi you live on, whether you would prefer to have a beach house or a lake house, or think that a drizzle of honey makes everything a little ...

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Kids These Days: Why Financial Literacy Should Start Early
September 22, 2017

Kids These Days: Why Financial Literacy Should Start Early

Nobody ever said a parent’s job would be easy. Keeping food on the table and a solid roof over everyone’s heads are among duties at the top of the list, of course. On ...

College Days: Meet Your Future Employer, Gain Financial Literacy
September 15, 2017

College Days: Meet Your Future Employer, Gain Financial Literacy

Summer is over, and it’s time to hit the books. For young adults (and maybe not-so-young adults), college beckons. A college degree can mean hundreds of ...

Investment Clubs: The New Old-Fashioned Hangout
September 5, 2017

Investment Clubs: The New Old-Fashioned Hangout

Remember investment clubs? Popular in the 1980s, they were a way to exchange knowledge about trading, back in the pre-internet days when getting information was ...

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New College Grads to Freshman: Avoid These 5 Money Mistakes
September 4, 2017

New College Grads to Freshman: Avoid These 5 Money Mistakes

Once they are out in the job market, many college graduates look back and wish they had done a few things differently, according to young millennials and teens...

That’s the Spirit! Fine Whiskey Becomes an Investment
September 1, 2017

That’s the Spirit! Fine Whiskey Becomes an Investment

Investing in fine wines has been popular for decades, but recently fine whiskey has become a sought-after investment. High-end whiskeys can fetch top dollar at ...

Not Your Father’s Garage Sale: Social Selling in the Modern Age
August 25, 2017

Not Your Father’s Garage Sale: Social Selling in the Modern Age

One thing most Americans can agree on is that we have too much stuff. So much so that a billion-dollar industry exists around providing extra space for us to store ...

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Designer Dogs: Fetching High Prices and Spendy Services
August 25, 2017

Designer Dogs: Fetching High Prices and Spendy Services

When dogs are a member of the family, sometimes money is no object. A while back, we covered pet-friendly luxury hotels. Now, let’s "take a walk" through the elite world ...

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