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How to make memorial donations

October 11th, 2013 Traci Aswegen

One of the ways to honor someone who has passed away is to make a donation in their memory. Not only does this honor the deceased’s life, it also helps create a legacy for that individual in the future. But what’s the best way to go about this? And how can you ensure the money […]

Your child wants a credit card. Now what?

October 4th, 2013 Sabrina Kurka

Has your child expressed interested in a credit card? If the thought of this sends shivers down your spine, you’re probably not alone. Managing credit cards can be challenging for some adults – let alone children. But if you think giving your child a credit card is scary, letting them dive into the world of […]

When opposites attract

September 27th, 2013 Cindy Roberts

In 2009, researchers at the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern discovered that, when it comes to love and money, opposites attract. Using surveys of married adults, the study revealed that “tightwads” and “spendthrifts” tend to marry each other. While no couple is perfectly matched when it comes to money, when two […]

Are you using technology to simplify your life?

September 20th, 2013 Melissa Payne

While the amount of technology in our daily lives can be overwhelming at times, it can also have a dramatic impact on our productivity levels. When you use technology to simplify your life, you are not just making things easier you’re also making yourself more efficient and productive. Financial institutions across the country have made […]

How to give back the right way

September 13th, 2013 madmin

This material was prepared for Kevin Mote, LPL Financial Advisor, use. It’s a great feeling to be financially stable enough to give back to non-profits and other organizations you support. But where do you start? And how much of your disposable income should you donate, as opposed to putting into your nest egg? Here are […]

7 tips to help you have the money talk with your aging parents

September 6th, 2013 Kathy Cohea

Talking about financial matters is never an easy thing. And for many people, things tend to get particularly challenging when it comes time to have the money talk with aging parents. Whether it’s the fear of facing death, an ongoing taboo that revolves around discussing finances or other family matters, many people avoid talking about […]

Do your homework before you buy a home

August 23rd, 2013 madmin

Wouldn’t it be great if purchasing a home would be as easy as going shopping at a grocery store? All the products are on display in the same aisle, and if you aren’t satisfied with your choice you can just return it. Unfortunately – the process of buying a home is anything but simple. What’s […]

Top 10 personal finance tips for college students

August 9th, 2013 Sue Armbrecht

As a college student, you are well-versed in GPAs and test scores. Managing finances, however, is a whole other matter. We’ve put together these top 10 tips to give you an edge on mastering personal finance. 1. You are in charge. You are responsible for your finances, and you should act accordingly by creating a […]

Budgeting for college

August 2nd, 2013 Jeff Burkhart

According to the study How America Saves for College 2013, one-quarter of families don’t save for college because they believe the student will qualify for enough scholarships and financial aid to cover the costs of college. In reality, only 61 percent of students received scholarships and those scholarships only covered 29 percent of their total […]

The dangers of using a personal credit card for business expenses

July 26th, 2013 Jesse Gleason

Access to money is one of the most critical aspects of successfully operating a small business. As a business owner you need to finance the cost of equipment, compensate your employees and pay for the other materials and infrastructure needed to operate a business. For the vast majority of small businesses, that’s where a credit […]

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