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Financial Planning: What are 401k Catch Up Contributions?

401k Catch Up Contributions

“What are 401k Catch Up Contributions?” Contributions to a traditional 401k are limited to $18,500 in 2018. If you are over age 50, then you may be eligible to set aside up to $24,500 in 2018. That’s an additional $6000

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Financial Planning: What Should I Do With My Student Loans?

What Should I Do With My Student Loans

“What should I do with my student loans?” If you have massive school loans, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed with your current debt. I would suggest you stop for a moment and take a deep breathe. With financial

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Why Investing Early is Important

The earlier you begin saving and investing for your retirement, the greater for potential gain and the more time you will have for potential growth.  By investing early and staying invested, you will be able to take advantage of compound

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What is the Financial Planning Process?

“What is THE FINANCIAL PLANNING PROCESS?” Creating a financial plan requires you to examine your current situation, set goals and decide how to measure your progress.  A CFP ® professional is uniquely qualified to take you through the financial planning

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Why Financial Planning?

Today, I will share with you “Why You Need a Financial Plan?”.  Creating a lifestyle financial plan helps you plan for your financial future by setting long and short-term goals.  With a financial plan, you have a road map to

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What is a Stock? Part 2

At the end of our last Investing Basics for Savvy Women episode we asked a question: “Do you always make money in owning a stock of a single company?” The answer is emphatically no. Any company can fail. Any company

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Retirement Plans for Moms

This is for all of us moms out there.  Some of us are working moms, some moms decide to leave their jobs for an extended period of time to go on maternity leave. While other moms decide to stay home

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Who can I talk to about my Finances?

Much of the literature that we read says that the majority of women do not engage the services of a financial advisor or a financial planner. The reasons are many, but one of them is that many women do not

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Risk and Investing

How risky should a woman be when it comes to investing? First you have to define risk. One definition of risk is buying something that could cause a permanent loss. For example, if you did not have home insurance and

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What is a Stock?

So what exactly is a stock? Basically, a stock represents ownership in a business. When you purchase a stock you own a percentage of that business. You own a share of that company. So when someone says they own 100

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