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Personal-Finance Columnist Kim Lankfords Best Money-Saving Tactics of 2016

Thank you for asking great questions again this year I love hearing from you and learning from your experiences Here are the top eight personal finance lessons based on your questions in 2016 Thank you for asking great questions again this year I love hearing from you and...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017

How to Choose a Memory Care Unit

When a loved one with dementia can no longer live at home you may want to seek out a residential facility that specializes in memory care But how do you know if a facility offers more than just a fancy label and a premium price tag When a loved one with dementia can no longer...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017

10 Big 401k Questions to Ask Your Employer

With the ever-shrinking number of defined-benefit pension plans, saving for retirement has largely become the responsibility of the employee instead of the employer. In fact, many employers have switched over to a defined-contribution plan, such as a 401k plan. For millions of...
Posted On 29 Dec 2016

How to Treat Your Heirs Fairly

Andrew T got a big surprise after his father died His divorced father s will left the bulk of his money to his other three brothers but left no lump sum to Andrew who asked that his real name not be used More mystifying one of the sons who had a stormy relationship with his...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Can You Be Held Responsible for Your Parents Long-Term-Care Costs?

When an older adult racks up unpaid long term care bills who s responsible for paying the debt In a growing number of cases adult children are being held legally responsible for their parents nursing home or other care expenses The reason More than half of U S states have Source
Posted On 27 Dec 2016

A Roth Strategy to Cut RMDs, Boost Your Nest Egg

For retirees who don t need the money having to take required minimum distributions from a traditional IRA and pay tax on the withdrawals can be painful But by shifting money from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA over time you can minimize future required withdrawals And the...
Posted On 27 Dec 2016

Roth or Traditional IRA: Which Is Better for You?

By  Steven LaFleur Since I started working as a financial advisor I have had so many people ask me the same question, “What is the difference between a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA ?” I am going to lay out the basics below on the differences, but be sure to ask someone for help...
Posted On 23 Dec 2016

4 Steps to Managing Your Parents Bank Accounts

As your parents grow older, they might find it more difficult to manage their bank accounts. The consequences can pile up quickly: unpaid bills, inactive account fees and steep overdraft charges. Your parents might be reluctant to ask for assistance — after all, they’re used to...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016

Save More, Spend Less Is 2017s Top New Year’s Resolution, Finance Survey Finds

Lose weight, live a healthier lifestyle, enjoy life to the fullest — these are all popular New Year’s resolutions people make in hopes of improving their lives. But what about improving your financial life? GOBankingRates.com found that  money is what Americans think about most ....
Posted On 22 Dec 2016

Why You Should Make a Charity the Heir to Your IRA

ANSWER Yes you can make a charity the beneficiary of your IRA And if you leave other investments that are part of your estate to your heirs they will get a nice gift from the IRS too ANSWER Yes you can make a charity the beneficiary of your IRA And if you leave other investments...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016