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January 14, 2016

How to Save for Retirement AND Pay Off Student Loans

Between rent, transportation, food, recreation, and, the cherry on top – student loans  – recent graduates have tons of expenses. The burden of paying off life’s […]
January 13, 2016

What to do When You Win the $1.5 Billion Jackpot

Everyone’s heard the stories about people who blow through sudden, large sums of money, such as inheritances, game show prizes or lottery winnings. Financial planner Lynnette “The Money […]
January 12, 2016

Both Insured and Uninsured Struggle with Medical Debt

Both consumers with health insurance and those lacking any coverage are reporting problems paying medical bills, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and […]
January 6, 2016

Consumers Gain Confidence in Economy

A key consumer confidence measure showed consumers had a more positive view of the economy in December than a month earlier and their optimism about the […]
January 4, 2016

Is the U.S. Economy Becoming More Vulnerable?

The risk of a US recession over a two- to three-year horizon has “increased materially,” according to JPMorgan strategists led by Bruce Kasman.  In a recent […]
January 1, 2016

2016: Money Trends to Watch

We may not have a financial crystal ball, but we do have a pretty good idea of what’s going on with Americans and their money.  Dave […]
December 21, 2015

Underwriting and Cyber Risk On the Rise

Credit risk, interest rate risk and cybersecurity concerns pose growing risks, according to a semiannual risk report issued the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  […]
December 18, 2015

Should Auld (Financial) Predictions Be Forgot?

We all know the old saying: Time in the market, not market timing.  But as the year comes to an end, and the New Year financial […]
December 16, 2015

Threats to Financial Stability on the Rise

Risks on Wall Street and in the finance sector are rising, researchers for the federal government warned yesterday.  Among the problem areas are increasingly risky corporate […]