Boomers

The Changing Face of ‘Retirement’   My stepmother turned 60 this year — but if you think that means she’s slowing down, think again. She’s in great shape, works in a technical field and volunteers regularly. She’s not planning to “retire” in the traditional sense anytime in the near future, either. She calls it “the new…

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Up On the Green Roof

Especially in parts of the country where the sun shines brightly and temperatures are high, “green” roofs can offer an environmentally friendly, durable, and cost-efficient alternative to conventional roof surfaces, providing a longer roof lifespan, greater acoustic insulation, lower heating and cooling costs, and reduced storm water runoff. While green roofing was first applied to…

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Rising Markets: Should You be on “Cruise Control”?

In the past, frequently big gains typified the investment market scenery. And, while many individuals may pay attention to the general principles of asset allocation when driving down the road of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) portfolio management, it is understandable that sometimes being broadly diversified may be overlooked. As a result, it may become easier…

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Watch Out for the Creep

You’ve finally done it — you landed that new job. It probably took several rounds of interviews, a ton of studying and networking, along with countless online searches. Who could blame you for wanting to reward yourself? But it pays to be careful when you get that first new paycheck, especially if your salary has…

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Engaged? Financial Planning for Couples – Event: April 28

ENGAGED? MONEY AND FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR COUPLES This is a fun but important discussion of the financial aspects of marriage – often not fully understood by couples in their pre-marriage preparation. If money is the #1 source of disagreement between couples, The Money Talk for Couples will help identify complex challenges and offer solutions before…

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