Category: Blog Posts

What Are Generation Xers’ Biggest Retirement Worries?

A lot has been written about the retirement savings crisis in the U.S. In a recent blog, we noted that the median retirement account balance for working-age American households is only $3,000. And the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) has calculated a retirement savings deficit in the U.S. of between $6.8 trillion and $14 […]

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How to Have the “Money Talk” With Your Kids

It can be uncomfortable to talk about money, especially with your kids. No matter how awkward the topic is, though, it’s usually important for kids to learn about it. According to a 2017 study conducted by T. Rowe Price, 69 percent of parents said they are reluctant to talk about money with their kids. However, […]

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The Opportunities — and Risks — Of Being Compensated With Company Stock

More and more companies today are adopting pay for performance compensation plans for their executives. Such plans reward executives with shares of company stock if the business hits certain performance benchmarks, such as growth rate, sales levels or other measures of success. As a result, many executives now receive a large portion of their compensation […]

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Will You Need to Help Pay Your Parents’ Long-Term Care Expenses?

As the average lifespan for Americans continues to increase, a growing number of middle-aged individuals and couples are facing a financial challenge many haven’t planned for: helping support their aging parents. Unfortunately, the cost of long-term care isn’t something that all retirees have factored into their budgets. These costs can put a significant dent in […]

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8 Technology Tips for Protecting Your Personal Data

When it comes to major data breaches, the hits just keep on coming. In April, Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg testified before Congress about how the personal information of 87 million Facebook users was improperly shared with an analytics firm. And Yahoo! was just fined $35 million for failing to disclose a 2014 data breach in […]

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Tax Reform Makes Beneficial Changes to 529 Plans

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law last December includes many provisions that will be beneficial to individuals and families. These include lower tax rates, a higher standard deduction, an expanded child tax credit, a lower AGI threshold for deducting medical expenses, and an increased exemption amount for calculating the alternative […]

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Important Legal Documents for College-Bound Kids

Most parents send their kids off to college with everything they think they might possibly need to live on their own for the first time — from furniture and bed sheets to dishes and kitchen appliances, clothing and a pantry full of groceries. But there’s one thing that’s potentially even more important than these essentials […]

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Getting a Tax Refund? 6 Suggestions for Spending It Wisely

Last year, more than 97 million Americans received a tax refund averaging $2,763. Now that the tax filing deadline is upon us, millions more Americans will be receiving refunds in the coming weeks. Perhaps you’re one of these people who’s looking forward to getting a check in the mail soon from Uncle Sam. If so, […]

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Is Values-Based Investing Right For You?

Frontier has noticed that the area of values-based has been getting increased attention recently. Values-based investing is an attempt to invest money in ways that are in alignment with one’s core values and beliefs. For example, some people are now seeking to avoid investing in the securities of firearms companies due to growing incidences of […]

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5 Steps for Transitioning Into Self-Employment

The economic downturn and recession that occurred nearly a decade ago pushed a lot of people out of their jobs. Instead of looking for another job, though, many of these displaced employees decided to hang out a shingle and go to work for themselves. There are currently about 17 million people in the U.S. who […]

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