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Three Steps to Getting the Most From an IRA

An IRA can provide tax benefits and help your retirement savings in a variety of ways. Learn the “three C’s” that can help you maximize an IRA’s benefits.

An IRA can provide tax benefits and help your retirement savings in a variety of ways. Learn the “three C’s” that can help you maximize an IRA’s benefits.

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Work With Your Bank to Make Smart Money Decisions

When it comes to your money, choosing the right banking products is more than just a matter of convenience.

When it comes to your money, choosing the right banking products is more than just a matter of convenience. It’s important to do your homework before making these important decisions.

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Have 30 minutes? Get ready to meet with a financial advisor

If you want to build a house, you would hire an architect. When you’re trying to build your financial future, you should meet with a financial advisor.

If you want to build a house, you would hire an architect. When you’re trying to build your financial future, you should meet with a financial advisor. After all, a professional financial advisor can offer expertise and insights that most people would find useful.

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The ABLE Act: Financial Help for Individuals with Disabilities

Have a disabled loved one you are looking to help? An ABLE account may be an option to consider.

Have a disabled loved one you are looking to help? An ABLE account may be an option to consider. The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 approves the use of tax-free savings accounts for qualified individuals with disabilities to handle expenses that are not covered by government sponsored programs.

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Have 30 minutes? Start Crafting a Plan to Save for College Costs

If you barely survived rising tuition costs during your own college days, it's easy to conclude that saving enough to pay for your child’s college education will be nearly impossible.

If you barely survived rising tuition costs during your own college days, it's easy to conclude that saving enough to pay for your child’s college education will be nearly impossible. But, as with most savings goals, starting today can help you cope with the costs tomorrow.

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Controlling Healthcare Costs

Even with health insurance serving as a lifeline, healthcare costs have the potential to someday do great harm to your finances.

Even with health insurance serving as a lifeline, healthcare costs have the potential to someday do great harm to your finances. Especially with insurers passing more costs onto consumers (for example, by raising premiums, deductibles and co-payments), one serious illness or injury in your household could result in thousands of dollars of medical bills that you're expected to pay out of pocket.

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Rising Interest Rates and Your Borrowing

If you currently have loans, or if you're considering one, it's important to understand how rising rates can affect various types of borrowing.

Borrowers have enjoyed low rates on mortgages and other loans since 2008. However, with the economy strengthening, U.S. interest rates are likely to rise in 2015. It's important to understand how rising rates can affect various types of borrowing.

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Insurance 101

Insurance reimburses people for covered losses in unfortunate events such as an illness, accident or death.

Insurance is one of life's necessities and probably the least understood financial product. Insurance reimburses people for covered losses in the event of an unfortunate occurrence such as an illness, accident or death.

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Know the Rules for Charitable Gift Deductions

If you make a charitable contribution to a qualified nonprofit organization, you may be able to deduct it from your taxable income.

If you make a charitable contribution to a qualified nonprofit organization, you may be able to deduct it from your taxable income. To do so, you need to itemize the deduction on IRS Form 1040, Schedule A.

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