Editorials

Should the self-employed plan to work past 65?

on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Posted in Editorials

About 20% of Americans aged 65-74 are still working. A 2016 Pew Research Center study put the precise figure at 18.8%, and Pew estimates that it will reach 31.9% in 2022.

Pet Talk: Cataracts could affect your pet’s vision

on Wednesday, 15 March 2017. Posted in Editorials

If you’ve noticed your pet’s eye lenses becoming cloudy or opaque, your pet could be developing cataracts. Though cataracts can decrease vision, or even cause complete blindness

Building an emergency fund

on Wednesday, 15 March 2017. Posted in Editorials

We all would love to have a little extra cash on hand for emergencies. Saving up that cash can be a challenge – but with a little effort, that challenge can be met.

Managing money well as a couple

on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. Posted in Editorials

When you marry or simply share a household with someone, your financial life changes – and your approach to managing your money may change as well.

Do our attitudes about money help or hurt us?

on Wednesday, 11 January 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Our relationship with money is complex and emotional. When we pay a bill, go to the mall, trade in a car for a new one, hunt for a home or apartment, or pass someone seemingly poor or rich on the street, we feel things and harbor certain perceptions.

The intriguing post-election rally

on Wednesday, 28 December 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Wall Street likes certainty. When startling financial, political, or societal events occur, volatility usually follows, and the major indices may fall. In late October, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went on a multi-day losing streak as Donald Trump

Should you care what the Market does each day?

on Wednesday, 21 December 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Investors are people, and people are often impatient. No one likes to wait in line or wait longer than they have to for something, especially today when so much is just a click or two away.

End-of-the-year money moves

on Wednesday, 07 December 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Here are some things you might want to do before saying goodbye to 2016. What has changed for you in 2016? Did you start a new job or leave a job behind? Did you retire? Did you start a family?

Should you care what the market does each day?

on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Investors are people, and people are often impatient. No one likes to wait in line or wait longer than they have to for something, especially today when so much is just a click or two away.

Mind over money

on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

When we go to the grocery store, we seldom shop on logic alone. We may not even buy on price. We buy one type of yogurt over another because of brand loyalty, or because one brand has more appealing packaging than another.

When is social security income taxable?

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Your Social Security income could be taxed. That may seem unfair, or unfathomable. Regardless of how you feel about it, it is a possibility. Seniors have had to contend with this possibility since 1984. Social Security benefits became taxable above certai

Updating your estate plan

on Wednesday, 19 October 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

An estate plan has three objectives. The first goal is to preserve your accumulated wealth. The second goal is to express who will receive your assets after your death. The third goal is to state who will make medical and financial decisions on your

The Trump and Clinton tax plans

on Wednesday, 21 September 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Seemingly every presidential candidate offers a plan for tax reform. You can add Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to that long list. Here is a look at their plans, and the key reforms to federal tax law that might result if they were enacted.

Think about your lifestyle before you retire

on Tuesday, 09 August 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

How many words have been written about retirement? It’s a preoccupation for many, and we devote so much time, thought, and energy toward saving for the last day we go to work.

Protecting your parents from elder financial abuse

on Tuesday, 26 July 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

We are becoming more familiar with the notion of financial abuse targeting elders – scams and other exploitation targeting the savings of people aged 60 and older – but many may think, “it won’t happen to my family” or “my relative is too smart to be take
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