Tag: Personal Finance

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 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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The Potential Role of Annuities in Your Financial Plan

Annuities can sometimes be beneficial financial products, in the right circumstances. With a clear understanding of what annuities are and how they work, you can better determine whether or not an annuity could help you meet some of your financial goals. An annuity is a type of insurance contract into which you invest money today […]

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How Might A Trump Presidency Affect the Tax Code?

In a recent article we took a detailed look at how the Presidency of Donald Trump might affect the economy and markets. With Trump’s inauguration this week, now is a good time to take a look at how his Presidency might affect the U.S. tax code. Tax Reform Might Be Feasible With Republican control of […]

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5 New Year’s Financial Resolutions for 2017

In a few weeks there’s a good chance you’ll make some New Year’s Resolutions — for example, to lose weight, eat healthier or exercise more. As you think about your resolutions for 2017, here’s an idea: Try making some New Year’s financial resolutions. Here are 5 financial resolutions that could help make 2017 your best […]

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Not in the Family: When Should You Name a Corporate Trustee?

If your estate plan utilizes trusts to manage the distribution of property and other assets to your heirs, then you have a very important decision to make: Who will be your trustee? You have two main options when naming a trustee: You can designate an individual — such as a family member, friend or business […]

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How to Choose the Right Wealth Advisor

Your choice of a wealth advisor is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life, at least from a financial standpoint. Given this, it’s surprising how little time and research some people put into the process of choosing the right advisor. For example, some people will choose a wealth advisor based simply on […]

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Charitable Giving: Do You Have a Strategic Plan?

If you’re like many people, you probably donate both money and time to support charitable causes that you believe in. But have you ever thought about creating a charitable giving strategic plan? Doing so will provide a structured approach that will help you decide which charities you will support financially and with your time and […]

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How to Get Creative With Life Insurance

When they hear the term “life insurance,” people usually think of an insurance policy that will provide financial protection for their family when they die. But life insurance can also be used in creative ways to accomplish other financial goals beyond just providing your loved ones with a death benefit. When used strategically, life insurance […]

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How Women Can Plan for a Financially Secure Retirement

Planning for retirement is important for everyone, of course, but it’s especially critical for women. Why? Because studies have indicated that when compared to men, women often don’t save as much money for retirement. Sobering Stats According to a recent Vanguard report, the average 401(k) balance for women is about $75,000 while the average for […]

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