Category: Retirement Planning

Don’t run out of money! Dodge these 5 retirement traps NOW

Tropical beaches…tennis and golf…sailing on crystal blue waters…exotic travels… Whatever you dream about when you think of retirement, the reality could end up being much different, and much more stark, unless you take steps to bolster your nest egg right now. By tackling these 5 retirement traps before they spring up, you’ll be better able...

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The Surprising Truth About Investment Risk

Here's what most single moms don't know about investment risk… It’s just as risky not to invest. Not investing poses it’s own set of financial risks, including the chance that your savings won’t be able to keep pace with inflation, and that your money will lose its purchasing power. That’s something we single moms absolutely...

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The Lowdown on Index Investing

When people talk about the stock market, they’re usually actually talking about a stock market index. You hear about them on the news all the time: “The Dow was up 6 today.” “Today brought increases to the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq.” All three of those are stock market indexes, standards for tracking the U.S....

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Wealth Begins with Net Worth

Building your personal wealth begins with knowing your net worth. This value is the cornerstone of everyone’s financial life, but many of us don’t keep track of it, or even know how calculate it. And that’s a shame. Because by knowing this number, you’ll be able to make strategic financial decisions to support your long-term...

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New to Investing? Do This…

Women – including many single moms I know and work with – are often hesitant to invest on their own. That’s because no one ever teaches us how to do it, and it can be embarrassing to admit you don’t know how. Plus, the markets can feel intimidating, and there are so many choices it...

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3 Ways You’re LOSING Money by Getting a Big Tax Refund

Getting a big tax refund seems like a good thing – it’s not. In fact, you actually lose money by giving the Federal government an interest-free loan every year. According to the IRS, the average tax refund is $3,120, which works out to $260 a month. There’s a lot we single moms can do by...

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