Monthly Archives: June 2013

Life Insurance: Where to Start

Whether you are married or single, a parent or without children, life insurance can play a key role in your financial plans. However, millions of Americans have no life insurance coverage whatsoever, and of those who do, many don’t have enough. Appreciating the importance of having adequate life insurance is one step, while assessing your own unique needs is quite another. Where to Start Many people obtain life insurance when they first have children and then forget about it, except for when the premium bill comes due. But an effective financial plan includes reexamining your life insurance needs continually throughout your life to ensure the assets you’ve accumulated are protected and to provide additional opportunities to create wealth. As a … Continue reading

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June Independent Investor

How to Work With a Financial Advisor The continuously shifting investment climate, the sheer number of investment products to choose from and the emergence of employee-driven retirement savings plans, such as 401(k) plans, have all contributed to the increased need for qualified financial advice. No matter what your level of investment experience or sophistication, you may benefit from developing a relationship with a financial advisor. Financial Advisor: What’s in a Name? A qualified financial advisor is trained to analyze your personal financial situation and prepare a program designed to help you pursue your financial goals and objectives. It might be helpful to think of your financial advisor as a kind of doctor for your financial health. Financial advisors (also called … Continue reading

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Elder Care: How to Help Your Parents Manage

It’s a decision most adults dread: having to take over the financial and day-to-day living decisions for parents who can no longer manage on their own. When caring for your parents, you may need to plan on three levels: managing finances, making health care decisions, and making sure their daily household needs are met. Finding qualified experts who can advise you in these areas may make it easier to manage the situation. Managing Finances If your parents currently are able to communicate, try to initiate a conversation about how they would like their money to be managed. Rather than telling them what to do, be clear that you would like to help and to make sure that their wishes are … Continue reading

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