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6 Financial Tips for Widows in the Age of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

An aging population and global pandemic bring need for emotional and financial help for widows. Here are 6 financial tips for widows and widowers.

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I’m Not Very Wealthy, Should I Still Make a Will?

Don’t ask who needs a will. Ask how to make a will. Estate planning is important, regardless of the number of assets you own.

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Finances in Divorce: Dealing with Transition

Divorce affects nearly 50% of the population. Learn more about protecting and splitting assets in divorce and in subsequent marriages.

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What is Digital Estate Planning?

What happens to your digital assets when you die? Digital estate planning can safeguard your online assets and protect your digital legacy. 

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Frugal Living is in Reach — Avoid These 6 Spending Mistakes to Save Money

These 6 costly mistakes may be keeping you from frugal living. Get budgeting tips from the house to the gas station that will help you save.

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An elderly woman and her granddaughter excitedly examine their stock portfolios on the granddaughter's phone, as they discuss tax strategy and variable annuities

Multi-Generational Tax Strategy for High Net Worth Families

To protect wealth for future generations, high-net-worth families shoud consider private placement variable annuities in their estate planning tax strategy.

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Money Basics Series – Part 6: Protect Assets and Your Future Nest Egg

Protect your assets in six steps. Record, insure and track your assets to secure your nest egg for retirement and a more secure future.

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Money Basics Series — Part 5: Is Your Relationship Ready for a Joint Account?

Are you rushing into a joint account with your significant other? These are the questions you should ask your partner before making the commitment.

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Money Basics Series – Part 4: Medical Debt and Overwhelming Financial Matters

Some debt is beyond our control, such as medical debt. Protect your assets when you owe more than you have, and negotiate your debt without shame.

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Money Basics Series – Part 3: Debt Management and Credit Card Spending

Debt management starts with tracking and reducing credit card debt. Form better spending habits with these tips and tricks.

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