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How Much Social Security Will You Receive?

How Much Social Security Will You Receive?

Will Social Security be there when you retire? Depending on your age, your answer might range from ‘absolutely’ to ‘not a chance.’ The reality is that Social Security is very important to your retirement future. Statistics bear this out. They show that half of the...
Sinking Funds: Your Key to Budgeting Success

Sinking Funds: Your Key to Budgeting Success

Budgeting isn’t easy. It can be time-consuming and frustrating. It’s frustrating to spend an hour budgeting only to find out that you forgot the six-month auto insurance bill is due. Or maybe it’s an annual life insurance premium. Either way, these...
Emergency Funds: Are you ready for a rainy day?

Emergency Funds: Are you ready for a rainy day?

Last week it was reported that the US economy added 250,000 jobs and the unemployment rate held steady near 3.7%. Unemployment claims continue to fall and are at levels not seen since 1973. Now let’s flash back to 10 years ago. In November 2008, over 500,000 people...