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    Municipal Bankruptcies Continue to Draw Headlines

    Municipal Bankruptcies Continue to Draw Headlines

    What does it mean for investors when a city, country or territory declares bankruptcy? When placed in the context of the thousands of government entities in the U.S., it is…

    Consider Donating Stock Instead of Cash to Charity

    Consider Donating Stock Instead of Cash to Charity

    Giving to charity is an important financial priority for many people. Most often this takes the form of donating cash or material goods to a favorite nonprofit. A less common…

    Letting Go of Emotional Investing Patterns

    Letting Go of Emotional Investing Patterns

    When the Fed raised short-term interest rates in December, did you feel obligated to buy, sell or change your investing strategy solely on that knowledge? The urge to make an…

    Now Is the Time to Think About Your Next Tax Return

    Now Is the Time to Think About Your Next Tax Return

    Your 2015 tax return isn’t due until April of 2016, but now is the time to consider your options for tax planning. Many of the tax-saving moves you can make…

    Take a Day to Organize Your Finances

    Take a Day to Organize Your Finances

    By Brandon Miller Cancel unused credit cards If you’re paying an annual fee on a credit card or other account that you don’t use, you’re throwing money away. So, cash…

    Accord’s Honest Design Contrasts with VW’s Loss of Integrity

    It’s happened many times be­fore, but when we experienced a serious downward move in stocks in late August, it caught many investors off guard since we hadn’t been through such…

    A Challenge for the Times – Money and Memory Issues

    A Challenge for the Times – Money and Memory Issues

    The increasing prevalence of dementia diagnoses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, is affecting more families in America. Family members must confront a wide range of issues, from determining when someone is…

    Finding a Smoother Path to Divorce

    When a couple decides to end their marriage, they can face a daunting list of costs, paperwork and formalities before their divorce is finalized. One thing most should be able…

    Three Ways to Simplify Your Financial Life

    Three Ways to Simplify Your Financial Life

    When life gets busy, it’s easy to become more passive about managing your bank accounts and credit cards by letting receipts, bills and statements pile up. Even if you regularly…

    Reinventing Yourself in Retirement

    Reinventing Yourself in Retirement

    Retirement offers people a great opportunity to start something new. In addition, life expectancy trends indicate that an increasing number of baby boomers should be prepared for a long life…

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