Helping to care for aging parents

January 3rd, 2014 madmin

This material was prepared for John Evans, LPL Financial Advisor, use. Many baby boomers are finding that their aging parents are in need of health care assistance. Luckily, there are many options available today to help your parents grow old gracefully, either in their own home or in a facility, and several ways that you […]

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Can’t make mortgage payments? Now what?

December 27th, 2013 madmin

The prospect of losing your home because you’re having a hard time making your mortgage payment can be terrifying. Maybe you’re having a hard time making ends meet because you or a family member lost their job. Or perhaps there was an unexpected medical expense that is taking a toll on your finances. Whatever the […]

13 money management tips for teenagers

December 20th, 2013 Melissa Koop

Helping your teenagers understand how to have secure and successful financial futures is one of the most rewarding things for you as a parent. By working with your teenagers learn and follow these tips, you’ll give them more experience and confidence in money management. These tips will start them down a better financial road their […]

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7 ways to avoid overspending this holiday season

December 13th, 2013 Cindi Schrock

According to Deloitte’s 2015 Annual Holiday Survey, consumer spending plans have rebounded to the highest levels since 2000. According to the survey, the primary driver is continued improvement in household financial situation. Despite this increase in confidence, the thought of purchasing gifts for family and friends can be daunting for many. That’s because things are […]

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Lease or buy commercial space? Advantages and disadvantages

December 6th, 2013 Chase Stafford

The overall goal of most businesses is to grow and prosper. As your business gets bigger, at some point you may need to expand your space, and choose the best way for your company to accomplish that growth. There are two main approaches: leasing space or purchasing a building. Either method may be a good […]

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How to become the CFO of your life

November 22nd, 2013 Carol Petersen

Why is it so hard for some of us to manage our finances? Perhaps, if we started thinking of ourselves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of our household, we would begin looking at money management as more of a challenge than an obligation. Pretend for a moment that your household is a business. Is […]

Are you helping to manage someone else’s money? Download these CFPB guides!

November 15th, 2013 John Chadima

Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. This can be very overwhelming. But, it’s also a great opportunity to help someone you care about, and protect them from scams and fraud. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released four […]

Fraud

Are you familiar with the current top financial scams?

November 8th, 2013 Jen Bailey

Con artists are very persuasive, using all types of excuses, explanations, and offers to lead you – and your money – astray. One of the most effective ways to reduce your chances of falling prey to financial frauds is to educate yourself about scams commonly used. Understanding the types of scams that are out there […]

Steps to take if you are a victim of identity fraud

November 1st, 2013 Philip Bohle

Discovering that your identity has been stolen is a scary prospect that can leave many people unsure of what to do next. Take charge of the situation and take the following steps as soon as possible: 1. Call your bank and credit card issuers immediately so they can close your accounts. Whether your wallet has […]

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How to protect your identity while traveling

October 25th, 2013 Tina Hummel

While you may go on vacation to get away from it all, identity thieves won’t take a break. Whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally, it’s important to take a few steps before you leave to protect your identity. Inform your bank of your trip. At least three days before leaving contact your financial institution to […]

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