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Everyone Deserves Financial Advice

Seeking out financial advice is well-worth your time (and the advisor’s) at any age or savings level.

Seeking out financial advice is well-worth your time (and the advisor’s) at any age or savings level. Financial advice isn’t just for the rich! Don’t just take my word for it, as many others agree with me. More than half of Americans (55%) think less than $50K in savings still justifies working with a financial advisor, according to a TIAA-CREF survey.

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Getting 'Fiscally Fit': Healthy-Living Options for Every Budget

See healthy eating and fitness programs that can work for any budget.

Losing weight and getting fit may be at the top of your New Year's resolution list. Fortunately, there are healthy eating and fitness programs that can work for any budget.

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Investing in the Market’s "Sweet Spot": Mid-cap Stocks

No matter where you are in your investing life—just starting, building wealth, or retired—there’s likely a place in your portfolio for mid-cap stocks.

No matter where you are in your investing life—just starting out, building wealth or even already retired—there’s likely a place in your portfolio for mid-cap stocks. Mid caps represent what many investment professionals call the “sweet spot” of the stock market, offering the potential for attractive financial returns without necessarily exposing you to undue risk.

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Financial and Estate Planning Essentials for Unmarried Couples

Are you part of an unmarried couple? Learn the critical financial and estate planning moves you should consider.

If you’re part of an unmarried couple, your choice not to marry may have financial and other implications, especially if you own assets jointly, give money or gifts to each other, and plan to leave assets to each other upon death. If you become incapacitated or die, your assets may be managed and distributed based on the laws of your state unless you’ve created the legal documents to protect your wishes. Here are the key areas you should consider addressing.

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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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Supreme Court Rules States Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Marriage equality is now the law in all 50 states.

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that under the Fourteenth Amendment, all states must grant equal marriage rights to two people regardless of sex, and that a state cannot fail to recognize a marriage created in another state merely because that marriage is between two people of the same sex.

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