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12/03/2012
The Brewing Storm in Long-Term Care Insurance
Don't look now, but there may be a storm brewing when it comes to long-term care insurance. Facing substantial budget shortfalls, some states are cutting back on Medicaid and long-term care services.

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11/30/2012
Handling Debts after a Spouse's Death: Who's Responsible?
The death of a spouse is heartbreaking. Yet the surviving spouse faces more than just overwhelming emotions-- he or she may also face the challenge of handling a loved one's outstanding debts.

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11/13/2012
A Plan for Eliminating Credit Card Debt
When it comes to debt it can be debated whether there is such a thing as good debt and/or bad debt.

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11/08/2012
Does It Cost More Money to Be a Woman?
According to a study conducted earlier this year by the FINRA Education Institute women face a number of financial challenges that appear to be unique to their gender. On average, women pay a half-point higher interest rate on credit cards than men do.

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10/29/2012
Potential Income Replacement With Term Life Insurance
The death of a loved one is obviously a tragic event for any family. It is sometimes made even more tragic when this loved one was the family's primary income-earner.

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10/27/2012
How is the Market Doing? Check the Dow.
When the conversation turns to how the market is doing, chances are people are referring to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, or "the Dow" for short. The Dow tracks the performance of stock issued by 30 prominent, publicly traded U.S.-based companies and is one of the most widely reported stock market indexes in the country.

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10/24/2012
Save More Money By Wasting Less
As the jobless rate remains historically high and the economic recovery uncertain, many Americans are watching their personal finances more closely than ever and looking for every opportunity they can find to save money and reduce their expenses.

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09/27/2012
Are Low Yields the New Normal?
The phrase "the new normal" has been thrown around a lot lately to describe many different things. It was originally coined by author Roger McNamee in his 2004 book of this title, which describes how the 21st century represents a new era of heightened uncertainty, but also opportunity.

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09/13/2012
Budgeting Basics: Establishing a Household Budget
This is the second in a series of articles discussing financial literacy and what this means for Americans in the 21st century

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09/11/2012
Financial Literacy: What Does It Mean Today?
We are beginning a new series of articles discussing financial literacy and what this means for Americans in the 21st century.

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09/04/2012
A Sure Thing? Not So Fast.
At some point in our lives most of us have heard a pitch for some kind of investment or money-making opportunity that was billed "a sure thing." If you are ever approached with such an “opportunity,” the best advice is usually to run, not walk, as fast as you can in the opposite direction! Simply put, this isn’t how investing in the real world works—a fact that, unfortunately, some people have learned the hard way.

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08/30/2012
Enjoy Your Labor Day!
Next Monday, Americans will celebrate Labor Day for the 130th time since the holiday was first recognized in 1882. The holiday marks the unofficial end of summer, and it's celebrated by many people with parades, picnics, cookouts and trips to the beach or the lake.

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08/15/2012
Make Some Mid-Year Financial Resolutions
Lots of us make New Year’s Resolutions, but they are a distant memory for many people by this point in the year. If this sounds familiar to you, now might be a good time to make some fresh financial resolutions

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08/04/2012
Retirement Planning Strategies For Your 30s
This is the third in a series of articles detailing retirement planning strategies for individuals at each stage of their life.

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08/02/2012
Retirement Planning Strategies For Your 20s
This is the second in a series of articles detailing retirement planning strategies for individuals at each stage of their life.

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07/10/2012
Helping Your Children and Grandchildren Financially
One less-publicized effect of the Great Recession has been the increasing numbers of parents and grandparents who are helping their kids and grandchildren financially.

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07/01/2012
Planning a Summer Vacation with Your Kids and Grandkids
Summer vacations provide a special opportunity for grandparents to spend quality time with their grandchildren. Here are five summer vacation planning tips to help you create family memories that will last a lifetime

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06/19/2012
Giving Your Kids or Grandkids a Good Financial Start
Many Americans consider a college education to be one of the most important factors to getting a good job and helping ensure financial security. But the dream of a college education is becoming harder to reach for more Americans as college tuition costs continue to soar.

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06/07/2012
Retirement and the American Dream
In essence, the American Dream is that anyone who has a goal and works hard can make it. David Lerner Associates believes that one part of that dream is that after you have worked hard for 25 or 30 years you should be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor and retire in comfort.

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05/28/2012
Why Zero Coupon Bonds Can Add Up To Much More Than Zero
Zero coupon bonds (sometimes called zeroes for short) have been around for 30 years. Due to their unique structure and characteristics, zeroes remain an attractive investment option for many individuals.

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