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Choosing a Trustee: What Can You Do If A Family Member Isn’t An Option?

Frontier realizes that one of the most important aspects of estate planning is designating a trustee or executor for your estate. Your trustee will be responsible for managing the financial affairs of your estate after you die. Trustees generally assume a wide range of estate management responsibilities, including distributing assets according to the terms of […]

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Financial Basic Training: Six Steps for Teaching Your Kids Financial Independence

There’s no question that teenagers and young adults learn a lot of different things in high school and college. But there’s one very important life skill that most high schools and colleges don’t teach: how to become financially independent. So it’s often up to parents to provide some basic training in financial independence to their […]

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Tax-planning Strategies for New Parents

New parents have lots of new things to think about — from what kind of formula to feed their baby to what kind of car seat to buy. One thing that probably isn’t high on a new parent’s priority list is tax planning. But maybe it should be. Having a child can impact your taxes […]

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How to Minimize Financial Damage When Getting Divorced

It’s probably safe to say that very few people plan on getting divorced when they walk down the aisle and say, “I do.” But the reality is that almost half of all marriages eventually end in divorce, according to some statistics. Of course, there is a wide range of challenges and emotions associated with divorce. […]

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Will You Outlive Your Retirement Savings?

Many people base their retirement saving and distribution strategies on life expectancy projections made by the Social Security Administration. According to these projections, once he has reached age 65, the average male in the United States will live to age 84 and the average female will live to age 86. But there’s something very important […]

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Retirement Planning Strategies When There is a Sizable Age Gap

Most married couples tend to be relatively close to each other in age. According to the most recent U.S. census data, the average age gap between married couples is 2.3 years. However, in 10 percent of marriages, the age gap is more than 10 years. Unique Planning Challenges A sizeable age gap between spouses can […]

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5 Things Blended Family Spouses Should Discuss Before Marriage

Spouses who get remarried and create blended families face a number of unique challenges, including financial issues. Failure to talk about these challenges openly and honestly and plan for how to deal with them may lead to some serious family problems down the road. Therefore, it’s often a good idea to sit down with your […]

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How to Help Your Kids Build Credit Early

One of the most important, but often neglected, financial tasks that most young people should focus on is building a strong credit history. An individual’s credit history will impact every aspect of his or her financial life — from buying a house or car to renting an apartment and maybe even getting a job. Start […]

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Marriage and Finances: 5 Things to Discuss Before You Tie the Knot

Disagreements about finances are one of the most common causes of friction in marriage. According to a survey conducted by Citibank, more than half (57 percent) of divorced couples said that financial problems and disagreements were the main reason for their divorce. That’s why many marriage experts recommend that engaged couples spend time talking openly […]

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Investing With a Purpose 

  If you’re like many people Frontier knows, there is at least one social cause that you feel strongly about. It could be environmental sustainability, human rights, drug and alcohol addiction, your religious beliefs, or any of a number of other causes. Did you know that you can invest your money in ways that are […]

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