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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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5 Tasks for Your Retirement Checklist

Many people keep checklists for a wide variety of different activities — everything from their daily chores and to-do’s to items they need to take with them on vacation. But have you ever thought about creating a checklist for your retirement? Doing so is especially important if you are nearing the age and date when […]

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How to Avoid a Retirement Savings Shortfall

We often hear the word “trillions” with regard to the national debt, which is now closing in on $20 trillion, according to the US Debt Clock. But an even more alarming trillion-dollar figure might be the worldwide projected retirement savings shortfall. According to a new report released by the World Economic Forum, there will be […]

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How to Catch Up on Your Retirement Savings

Frontier knows that most of us are guilty of procrastination in at least one area of our lives. For example, maybe you keep putting off going to the doctor for that annual physical, or sitting down with your spouse and balancing your checkbook. According to a new report released by the World Economic Forum, many […]

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What is Bond Duration — and How Does It Affect Bond Fund Prices?

When the Federal Open Market Committee raised the federal funds rate by a quarter of a point in March, many investors wondered what impact this might have on their portfolios. We, at Frontier, have noticed many bond investors, in particular, have been questioning the impact of rising rates on bond mutual funds and exchange traded […]

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No Excuses: It’s Time to Establish a Small Business Retirement Plan

If you own a small business, then you’re used to “grabbing the bull by the horns” and getting things done yourself. This typically includes launching new products and markets, hiring new employees and setting a strategic vision and course for the company. But there’s one important thing that many small business owners fail to do: […]

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Watch Out for IRS Phone Scams

We recently published a blog about how scammers have been perpetrating a new type of fraud in which they file forged tax returns in an effort to collect fraudulent tax refunds. Now that the April 18 tax-filing deadline has passed, scammers are turning to another type of fraud to try to steal money from unsuspecting […]

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