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By Debbie Carlson A day does not go by without headlines about financial fraud, whether it’s hackers infiltrating businesses’ computer networks or other types of identity theft. While using chip-enabled credit cards and being wary of phishing scams help protect consumers, hackers are becoming more sophisticated. “Fraudsters have become so good at finding the cracks […]

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The Motley Fool: Do You Need Financial Therapy?

Published on 10 August 2016 by | Category: News, Updates

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By Alison Southwick The team also examines whether it makes sense to hire a retail therapist (while taking the time to explain what one is). Do you need a financial therapist? That may sound ridiculous, but it’s a real thing, and Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp dig into that question on this edition of Motley […]

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By Alexander Moschina In Monday’s issue, Alex Green wrote about the devastating effect the media can have on your investment portfolio. The media, he argued, “makes modern life appear to be one tragic and depressing slog.” And that negativity can eat away at your ability to make smart financial decisions. The good news? You can […]

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By John Waggoner First off, advisers should tell them that adding international stocks can dampen a portfolio’s volatility, and increase the number of potential winners If you’re a financial adviser, you probably get occasional questions about your investment recommendations. And if you’ve put 15% to 20% or more of your client’s assets in international funds, […]

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By Megan Elliott You got your sense of humor from your mom and your good looks from your dad, but you may have inherited something else from your parents – your problems with money. Bad financial habits often run in the family, as parents pass along their attitudes about debt, saving, and spending to their […]

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Boone County Journal: Dad Never Met an Uber

Published on 18 May 2016 by | Category: News, Updates

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By Bruce Wallace It can be fun to spend money. But keeping track of what that cash is buying and where you are spending it? Not so much. And if you’re reading this and just sent a kiddo to prom and/or graduation, I feel your pain. If you’re reading this and have a kid in […]

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By Veronica Dagher Tracking expenses is key in making decisions about retirement timing, launching a new business or making a big purchase. It can be fun to spend money. Tracking how much you’re spending? Not so much. “If I go out with friends, I don’t want to sit there with a notebook and write down […]

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By Cameron Hiddleston Pop quiz: Which of the following statements is true? Rich people are greedy. Money corrupts people. People get rich by taking advantage of others. Good people should not care about money. All of the above. If you agree with any of those beliefs, you might be hurting your chances of becoming wealthy […]

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Clarion Ledger: Moak – Do you lose sleep over money?

Published on 22 April 2016 by | Category: News, Updates

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By Bill Moak ​Most of us have been there. Long nights spent tossing and turning, wondering where you were going to get the money to pay the bills coming due. For most people, running out of money is one of their deepest fears. According to Chapman University’s annual Fear Survey, the fear of running out […]

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The Atlantic: The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

Published on 19 April 2016 by | Category: News, Updates

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By Neal Gabler Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them. Since 2013, the federal reserve board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” Most of the data in the latest survey, frankly, are less than earth-shattering: 49 […]

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