Holiday shopping may be hectic, but is it risky? In recent years we’ve
seen scammers and cyber thieves target major retailers, notably during
the busy holiday shopping season. (Not cool). Is there anything we can
do to shop safer? Tis the season for smarter habits.
Naming a power of attorney is the responsible thing to do, if only to make sure your financial and legal issues are tended to if something were to happen to you. But what type do you need, and what does it mean if you opt for a durable POA?
Did you know you could do something today to limit your risk for dementia tomorrow? Alzheimer’s disease alone currently affects more than 5 million Americans. But many cases of Alzheimer’s and other dementias could be prevented with lifestyle changes. Here are seven ideas for strengthening your cognition.
People often set up a trust to reduce estate taxes, avoid probate, and seamlessly transfer their assets to heirs. Once you determine the type of trust you need, hire a qualified estate planning attorney to help you set it up.
You can grant power of attorney (POA) to someone you want to have the legal right to handle all your legal and financial matters if you’re unable to do it yourself due to health, mental, or other reasons. This includes paying bills, managing bank accounts, overseeing investments, and preparing and filing your tax returns.
As the leaves change color and the temperatures drop, it’s time to decide how you’re going to spend the rest of the money in your health FSA (flexible spending account), if you still have some left. Here are some ideas.
Holiday shopping may be hectic, but is it risky? In recent years we’ve seen scammers and cyber thieves target major retailers, notably during the busy holiday shopping season. (Not cool). Is there anything we can do to shop safer? Tis the season for smarter habits.
Strategizing for “maximum” Social Security benefits has lost some of its cache now that Congress eliminated loopholes married couples could use. Today’s Social Security claiming strategies are more based on fully understanding the program as you prepare for retirement and making appropriate decisions.
From the daunting thought of running a single mile to accomplishing 26.2 miles. One young woman's story about how putting one foot in front of another literally changed her outlook on life. Read Courtney’s story, and remember that - YOU can do difficult things.
While smart saving is a key component of retirement planning, wise spending habits are just as important. After all, isn’t retirement about finally getting to enjoy the fruits of your labor? In life, spending is inevitable. Spending thoughtfully, on the other hand, is a choice.
Digital estate planning is the process of organizing your digital property and assets − this includes devices, online accounts, services, and passwords − and making arrangements for what should happen to that property after you’ve shuffled off this mortal coil.
If your career path took a career break and you’re now considering returning to work, you may be wondering how to re-enter the professional world. Relaunching is more common than you might think. Heading back to work can help fill the gap in your resume and your retirement savings. Interested in making the most of the money you’ll earn after you land your new job? Read on.