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While it can take a lifetime to build up a substantial amount of assets, a single lawsuit or run-in with a creditor might be all that is needed to lose them.
If someone asked you to name your most valuable financial asset, how would you respond? Is it the balance in your 401(k)? No. Your home? Not likely, especially after the economic recession. How about your...
Although many of us regularly set money aside for “retirement,” the reality is that retirement isn’t necessarily just a single period of our lives. In fact, due in large part to the fact that today’s...
Maintaining a good credit score is essential to your overall financial health.
Since you probably aren’t able to simply write a check to pay for a home or car, you will typically need to finance at least a portion of the purchase price. Alternatively, you could lease or rent. But which...
Caring for someone with dementia—regardless of whether it is a parent, a partner, a spouse, or another loved one—involves a number of difficult challenges.
Many of us are even more unprepared to turn those savings that we’ve accumulated into a lasting stream of income that will support us for the remainder of our lives.
Planning is actually important for everyone, regardless of how many assets you have or what your marital status is.
Before you start picking out the china pattern, there are some financial issues that you both should consider—and discuss—prior to moving forward.