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S is for Splendid Summer Savings

Summertime is a fun time, but it can also be, spend time. We tend to vision pleasurable nights out, grilling in the backyard with friends, shopping for summer apparel and perhaps planning some exciting excursions.  All this fun may put a bit of stress on the bank account but never fear; you can put frugal […]

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Risk vs. Volatility

R is for Risk vs. Volatility

Let’s take a look: What do volatility and risk mean in terms of your investments? Volatility – is when trading prices for a given security or market index fluctuate  up or down, indicating uncertainty or risk in the amount of change in a security’s value. In other words,  securities may go up and down in […]

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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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AZ Asks: Advisors Views

A feature from Ann Zuraw, Zuraw Financial Advisors, LLC. Advisor Views offers timely investment news and market updates designed to keep you informed, while enhancing your overall investment experience.   Your 401(k) Plan: Is it Time to Re-Think Your DIY Strategy? If asked, most people would probably agree that saving for a secure and comfortable retirement […]

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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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Q is for Question the Financial Fidelity in your Marriage

Sharing is not always caring. Living with your spouse means sharing everything, money included. Unfortunately when it comes to financial matters things can get murky. It can be difficult to let someone into that part of your life because we view money as such a personal thing. But knowing about the financial fidelity or infidelity […]

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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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H is for How Helpful is Your Smart Phone?

    Over the past ten years smart phones have rapidly changed from a simple communication device to an incredibly valuable tool for everyday life. Think about the power we now have at our fingertips; the ability to look up any information we please, to get in contact with whomever we want at the touch […]

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F is for Favor Fiduciary Advisors

Long has been the debate over uniform fiduciary rule in the investment world.  Should Broker/Dealers and Registered Investment advisors continue to have different standards of care when providing personalize investment advice to clients? Or should fiduciary standards be implemented to all regardless of whether the provider is a registered investment advisor, a broker/dealer, or another […]

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C is for Choose to Challenge your Comfort Zone

“Dare to learn, to be different, to set your goals, to move out of your comfort zone, to be persistent.” ~ Unknown Your comfort zone is a space that provides you with a feeling of safety. It’s where you seek patterns of the familiar and try your best to exclude anything uncomfortable. Staying in your […]

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