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S is for Same Sex Marriages & Changes in Domestic Partnerships Health Care Options

  Since the legalization of same-sex marriage, all married couples have the right to spousal coverage. Under the Affordable Care Act, all insurance companies must offer the same health plans to legally married gay and lesbian couples as those offered to married heterosexual couples. This new law has some employers that previously offered health and […]

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K is for having Keen Insight into your Financial Plan

  The best way to have insight into your financial plan is to identify what you wish to achieve with you money. The first place to start is with having some “goals”. And you can begin by grouping your goals into three categories: Short-term goals — 5 years or less Intermediate-term goals — 5 to […]

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T is for Transitions, Emotions in Retirement

T is for Transitions and Emotions during Retirement

  Life is a constant chain of transitions…we leave our childhood behind to go forth and experience many different stages of life. Countless books, websites, classes, workshops and advice from those who have gone before us are there to help direct us through our emotions as we move through the many life stages. One of […]

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AZ Asks Advisor Views

        A feature from Ann Zuraw, Zuraw Financial Advisors Advisor Views offers timely investment news and market updates designed to keep you informed, while enhancing your overall investment   Your 401(k) Plan: A First Step in Planning for Your FutureOriginally created as a means to supplement company sponsored pension plans, definedcontribution plans, […]

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K is for Knowing When to Have “The Talk” with Your Parents

Your parents had to conjure up the strength to have “the talk” with you ….now it may be your turn to reciprocate. Talking with your parents about their financial future may be as hard as it was for them to have the “talk” with you. Avoiding this talk may result in unfortunate consequences. Many of […]

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J is for Just Do It!

  You only live once. While scrimping and saving everything possible can be beneficial, there are times when it can be just as beneficial to let go. In our fast-paced world, people put a lot of stress on job and productivity. In efforts to save and prepare for the future, we have lost sight of […]

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G is for Going from Giddy to Glum

Congratulations! You got your college degree; this is something to be giddy about. After all you spent four years or more of your life working hard to achieve this goal. You should be happy and proud! So don’t let the fact that a year later, you haven’t already found the perfect career make you glum. […]

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E is for Ethical Investing

E is for Ethical Investing – a socially responsible approach to investing.

  In a world filled with ongoing social and enviornmental challenges it makes sense that today’s investors want more than monetary gains on their investments.  Many are choosing to invest in Socially Responsible Invesing (SRI), where money investments reflect  personal, political and societal views. This concept has been around for a long time but over […]

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B is for the Bitcoin Buzz will it Boom or Burst?

The boom of the Bitcoin has opened the door to the world’s first decentralized money and crypto-currencies. Like any currency, bitcoins can be exchanged for goods and services but unlike conventional currencies there is no physical place of exchange, there is a virtual exchange…the internet. Some say that something great has begun – an era […]

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A is for Anxiety and Audits

There are many types of Audits and each of them tends to generate fear and anxiety in the individual or company being audited, even when careful practice has been implemented. Why the anxiety? One reason may be our perfectionism leading us to believe mistakes are something to be avoided at all cost. Let’s talk about […]

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