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Simplifying the Complex: Going Beyond the Numbers

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August 15, 2017  No Comments
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“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ~ Hans Hofmann With the proliferation of consumer options, technology and information, the complexity of our lives has grown, leading us to make less-than-ideal financial decisions as we encounter endless choices in our daily lives. People respond to Full Article

5 Tips to Start Your Financial Spring Cleaning

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Wealth Dimensions
April 20, 2017  No Comments
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Spring is the perfect time to get a fresh start. While most of us think of spring cleaning for our house, it’s also an ideal time to apply the same tradition to organizing our finances. Here are a few steps to help you take charge of your financial records. 1.What to discard. Given that only Full Article

Can You Buy Happiness? Money’s impact on making you happy

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March 15, 2017  No Comments
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What’s the link between money and happiness? If you watch commercials or read advertisements, you may believe that happiness depends on having that next best thing to change your disposition or status. But, according to Daniel Kahneman, founder of Behavioral Economics, that’s usually not the case. Buying a new car, clothes or any other material Full Article

Overcoming Behavioral Biases

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February 2, 2017  No Comments
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Behavioral science helps us understand what obstacles interfere with our ability to make sound decisions that align with our best interests and long-term goals. There are a number of learned behavioral biases that can affect this decision making process, especially when we face uncertainty or adversity. Some common biases that can derail our Full Article

Prediction Season

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December 8, 2016  No Comments

The close of each calendar year brings with it the holidays as well as a chance to look forward to the year ahead. In the coming weeks, investors are likely to be bombarded with predictions about what the future, and specifically the next year, may hold for their portfolios. These outlooks are typically accompanied by Full Article

Saving Dollars Now Can Change Your Future

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April 4, 2016  No Comments
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It’s easy to fall into the habit of spending a few extra dollars here and there without really thinking about it. With small amounts, we often believe that it’s not really going to make a huge difference in our budget or saving toward our financial plan. Of course, we continue to spend a little more Full Article

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

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February 4, 2016  No Comments
Victim of Identity Theft

Almost daily, we hear about a major data breach, computer virus, phone scam or other form of identity theft. Plus, it‘s almost impossible to do business and not expose personally identifying information—names, addresses, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers or other account numbers—with stores, restaurants, financial institutions, Full Article

Determining the Best Mortgage for You

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Tom Curti
January 4, 2016  No Comments

Before purchasing a home, you should understand the types of mortgage loans available and determine which one is best for your long-term financial situation. Decide how long you plan to stay in the home, calculate your down payment, review your credit score and outstanding debt and take into account your income stability. Then, compare loans Full Article

I. A Reality Check for Your Future – Retirement Planning

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December 1, 2015  No Comments
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What Does Retirement Look Like? Can you envision your future? Maybe in the short term, but when it comes to creating a picture of your life 20 or 30 years from now, the task becomes much more challenging. That’s why a majority of people fail to achieve their long-term financial goals. A recent study by Full Article

What You Need to Know About Social Security

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November 13, 2015  No Comments

How much do you know about Social Security? You are not alone if you don’t have a full understanding of Social Security benefits. A recent Mass Mutual survey revealed that nearly 72 percent of those surveyed did not receive a passing grade. The findings also indicated that there are many misperceptions about Social Security benefits Full Article