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Archive for March 2016

It’s Never Too Early to Plan Your Retirement

Even when you’ve determined an exact date you want to retire, it’s hard to know how many years your retirement will last. So it stands to reason that planning for an early retirement could be a challenge.  However, there are ways. We can take a look at your current financial situation and figure out if…

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Health Care Approach Evolving at Personal, Corporate Levels

An unexpected illness is something to think about when planning for retirement, as it could be costly.  More fail-safes are now embedded in health insurance plans, allowing more people with pre-existing conditions to receive coverage with reasonable premiums, but financial risks may still await.  For example, in an emergency situation, what are you supposed to…

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Strides in Pay Equality a Step in Right Direction

Lilly Ledbetter was hired in 1979 as a supervisor at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and worked there for the next 20+ years. When she retired in 1998, she sued the company for paying her significantly less than her male counterparts. Initially, her pay was on par with her male colleagues, but after being promoted…

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Spare Time

We all have spare time. However, it’s possible to be so busy, to have such a long list of things to do, that you actually feel guilty taking a bit of time to flake out in front of the television set, read a not-so-literary book or take a mid-afternoon nap. Even visiting with family and…

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Few Benefit Financially from College’s Big Money Sport

As entertaining as college football is, the truth is it’s a multimillion-dollar business. In some high-profile programs, coaches make seven-figure salaries rivaled only by university administrators at the nation’s most elite schools. All the money flowing to officials at the top has to come from somewhere, and often, it starts with the students. In addition…

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