The Insiders: Advice from local businesses

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    Are you waiting for a sign to get your financial house in order? Well, consider this it. Procrastination is an unfriendly foe that can make saving and investing much more difficult than they have to be.

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      Gifting is a wonderful gesture and very common this time of year, but there are many financial issues to consider. Be sure to talk to your estate planning attorney, tax professional and financial adviser to ensure your strategy is a sound one.

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        Retirement planning conversations are broad in scope, and many decisions need to be made before taking the leap into retirement.

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          Behavioral finance is a term that describes the influence of psychology on money and investing. It’s times like these when I’m reminded of its negative impact. I’ve outlined some common “brain traps” and ways to work around them.

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            There are a host of factors to consider when choosing 401(k) investments, and the following are some strategies that can help investors make decisions they're comfortable with.

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              Some people plan their careers so they can retire early. What are the advantages of early retirement beyond starting a life of leisure? Are there any drawbacks to this plan?

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                Men and women over 50 who have retirement savings deficits may need to go beyond depositing more money in their retirement accounts in order to live comfortably and pay their bills in retirement.