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Debt Got You Down?

Mark Cuban publicly stated he believes the next financial crisis in America will be over our massive student loan debt. If this loan bubble burst, it could lead to a disaster like the financial crisis of 2008. Few Baby Boomers, Generation X or Generation Z Millennials are aware of the $1.2 trillion debt owed. This […]

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Are You Harming Your Children?

What parent doesn’t want the best for their children and grandchildren? We virtually spoil our children out of love and provide them the best experiences life can offer. What we do not realize is that we are potentially setting our kids up for financial failure. The World is a cruel place. In spite of terrorist […]

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Is College Worth the Cost?

I hear Pomp and Circumstance being played by the band; I see mortarboards being thrown in the air. I feel the excitement of my two college aged boys. Then reality smacks me dab in the face and I realize to make this happen it is going to cost about $150,000 per kid for a college […]

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Learning to Dance with your life jacket on

The inadvertent sinking of the Italian cruise ship by running aground on jagged rocks on the coast of Italy, reminds us again how fragile and unpredictable is life.  Apparently the Captain of the mega liner was doing a bit of “show boating,” by cruising the behemoth unnaturally near the coastline and blowing its mega horns […]

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True Cost of College – Updated

65% of students that graduate from a private college have outstanding student loans when they finish college. Taking out student loans without being able to find jobs to pay them back is ludicrous. Is it a tuition scam being pulled on our youth and their cash strapped parents?

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3 Tips for Singles and One Big Mistake

Do you ever feel like you’re on Noah’s Ark; everyone is matched up but you?  One can get that same feeling when reading about retirement planning and budgeting advice. Seems like the majority of information focuses on couples, rarely the single guy or gal.  What’s even crazier is the increase in single retirees in the […]

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The “Sandwich Generation” and the Changing Family Dynamic

The “Sandwich Generation” is becoming a more commonly used term as more and more individuals begin caring for not only their aging parents, but their children as well, all the while planning for their own personal retirement.  According to an April 2010 Merrill Lynch Affluent Insights Quarterly survey, more than one-third of affluent Americans financially […]

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How to Figure Out What You’ll Need for Retirement

It would seem that millions of Americans fear retirement, and all will good reason.  How do you know how much you’ll need, how long you’ll need it, and where you should keep it?  The latest survey from the Employee Benefits Research Institute found that for the first time since tracking the numbers, less than 50% […]

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