Tag: Financial Planning

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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What You Should Do When You Reach These Retirement Age Milestones

The age of 50 is a milestone for many reasons — not the least of which is the fact that 50 is a nice, round number that’s also the equivalent of half-a-century. Practically speaking, 50 is also an important age when it comes to your personal finances. Starting at 50, there are a number of […]

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Keep More Money In Your Pocket By Cutting Your Spending This Year

Researchers tell us that by now, most people have already abandoned their New Year’s resolutions. If one of your resolutions was to spend less money in 2018, consider this a little nudge to “stick with it.” Sure, it’s challenging to curb spending, especially with the many financial demands most people face. But if you stick […]

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5 Common Myths and Facts about Section 529 College Savings Plans

Recent statistics indicate that the cost of a college education continues to soar. According to the College Board, the average budget for one year of education at a public university is around $25,000 (including tuition, fees, books, room and board and other living expenses). At a private college, this soars to nearly $51,000. Fortunately, Section […]

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The Retirement Savings Crisis: Buck the Trends in Retirement Savings

The sad truth is that most working-age U.S. households are nowhere near ready for retirement. According to The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), the median retirement account balance for working-age American households is only $3,000. Even most Americans who are close to retiring are woefully unprepared, with a median retirement account balance of only […]

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Make Note of These Cost-of-Living Adjustments for 2018

Each year, the IRS makes cost-of-living adjustments (or COLAs) to dollar limitations that apply to qualified retirement accounts and Social Security. With the new year right around the corner, now is a good time to review these adjustments for 2018 and assess their potential impact on your financial plans. COLAs Affecting Retirement Accounts If you […]

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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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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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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 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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