New Year’s Resolution: $20 A Week For Your Future

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Every year, tens of millions of Americans start the new year by committing to saving more money for their future. And like most New Year’s resolutions, within the first couple of months, that resolution goes from deep conviction to the credit card bill coming to an emergency cropping up . . . and then it is all but entirely forgotten … Read More

The Ins and Outs of Health Savings Accounts

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Our health and the cost of healthcare are some of the greatest risks to building and maintaining wealth in this generation. Medical debt accounts for more bankruptcies than any other financial event. Moreover, according to recent data from the Social Security Administration, a married couple has a greater than 50% chance of at least one partner living until age 90. … Read More

Does New Device Mean New Vice?

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New device cycles, such as the latest iPhone and Apple Watch coming out, may prompt you to make a potential spending choice that you otherwise may not have thought about. Apple announced all the new features, how much faster it is and how the cameras have improved, and in this year’s case, the free Apple TV for a year you … Read More

6 Things You Must Address When Hiring a Friend or Family Member

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We love doing business with people we trust, and our family and friends are the people we tend to trust the most. When it comes to doing business, particularly if it is work that is sensitive and requires a high degree of trust, it makes sense that we would gravitate toward a family member, a personal friend, or a referral … Read More

10 Easy Budget-Friendly Home Improvements

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Springtime is a wonderful season where millions of Americans spend money to make their home a better place to be. Whether that’s cleaning things up in anticipation of selling it, or just making home more enjoyable, rent or own, home improvement spending may exceed $400 billion this year. Making home improvements without breaking the bank is an art form. Here’s … Read More

2018 Happened. 4 Ideas on Where We Go From Here

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The economy continues to make substantial strides as consumer confidence and manufacturing grow in step. The House of Representatives flipped 40 seats to the Democrats along with a bevy of state governorships. Consistent policies of tightening interest rates are acted upon globally, led by our own Federal Reserve. Tariff talks have jostled stocks more than landing into O’Hare on a … Read More