In the news: money talks, money managers and millionaires

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Money Talks Every Couple Should Have Discussing money is not a romantic topic but it is the leading cause of stress in relationships. There are basic money talks you should have with your partner. They may be uncomfortable at first, but being open and honest about money can lead to a happier, healthier, successful partnership. A list of basics you … Read More

In the news: credit score, taxes, retirement savings

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Why you could have hundreds of credit scores The power of your credit score. Lenders use them to decide whether they’ll loan you money and how much interest they’ll charge you. Folks pull your credit when you are looking to buy a car, get insurance or open a new credit card. Some employers even pull your credit! The scores you … Read More

How much of your 401k balance is really yours?

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Do you remember when you first started at your job? Do you vaguely remember sitting in an HR meeting where they discussed your employment benefits? I’m sure one of the items they discussed was retirement benefits. Many firms will offer to match your retirement savings contribution as part of your employment benefits. Your employer offers you this match in lieu … Read More

How to get $2,500,000 in your bank account

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Have you been thinking about putting some money into your 401k? But then when the moment comes to setup your account or pick from the options in your package, you hesitate and put it off for another time. Maybe you thought “I would do this, but I genuinely don’t know what to do”. Or maybe you were just worried about … Read More