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Apr

April is Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month Do you consider yourself financially literate? According to a study by S&P Global, 57% of American adults are financially literate, ranking the U.S. 14th in the world. As a way to increase financial understanding, April is considered Financially Literacy month! Whether you’re a financial guru or consider yourself a newbie, here’s 3 ways to make

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26
Mar

3 Tips to Spring Clean Your Finances

3 Tips to Spring Clean Your Finances With the official start the Spring being March 20th, the entire country can now start shedding layers after a record-breaking winter. Along with spring comes nice temperatures, fresh crisp smells, and most importantly, spring cleaning. Typically, spring cleaning will consist of throwing out or donating unused items, organizing the house and cleaning the

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5
Mar

Planning for the Long Haul: Is Your Plan for Retirement Bullet Proof?

The good news is we are living longer, but the bad news is that having regular employment, good health and the premature depletion of retirement assets is becoming a reality for many Americans. Despite plans for retiring later (compared to previous generations) at age 69 or into the 70’s, unplanned events are contributing to earlier retirement, despite the best retirement

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5
Mar

Life Insurance for Children: Five Reasons Why

Some parents view taking out a whole life insurance policy on their child as an uncomfortable thing because they don’t want to think about the death of their child. But there are many other reasons why having life insurance on your child is a good thing for them and you: The cash value of whole life insurance can be used

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5
Mar

GDP: Does It Affect Your Portfolio?

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the total of everything produced in a country, even if it is made by a foreign company or foreign workers within a country’s borders. GDP counts the final value of a product, but not the parts that go into producing it as a way to avoid ‘double counting.’ In many countries, GDP is measured quarterly

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5
Mar

Money Mistakes Parents Teach Their Children

Most parents want what is best for their children, but sometimes have habits themselves that equate to teaching their children poor financial habits. Children learn by watching their parents and other adults (modeling) and as they mature their mistakes and bad habits become hard to correct. Bad financial decisions can be especially detrimental when they become adults and are responsible

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1
Feb

Your 2019 Financial Calendar

Your 2019 Financial Calendar There are 12 Months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 525,949 minutes in a year. From holidays, to appointments and birthdays, a lot can happen and even more can be forgotten. To help you worry about less and focus on more; here’s 5 important dates you should remember when it comes to planning your financial journey: April 15th

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8
Jan

Financial Resolutions for 2019

Financial Resolutions for 2019 The holidays are in the rearview and the New Year is just over the horizon. As everyone starts the New Year off with positive changes and new annual goals, make sure your finances are one of them! Don’t let your financial dreams fall out of reach by checking out these 4 financial changes you should promise

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1
Dec

8 Year-End Financial Tips

8 Year-End Financial Tips Twas a few weeks before Christmas, and all through the house, not a person was over-spending, not even  on decorations for the house. Receipts and bills were paid and filed away with care, in hopes of a fresh financial start to the New Year. Retirement funds were nestled all snug in their accounts, while payments and

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1
Nov

4 Must Know Financial Terms

4 Must Know Financial Terms The holidays are upon us! And with the holidays comes the fun tradition of holiday shopping! Just as you should plan when shopping, you should also plan of when dealing with finances. Although Financial Literacy month isn’t until next year, we wanted to get a head start by celebrating Canada’s Financial Literacy month, November! Before

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