Personal Finance

The Digital Wallet Revolution

January 19, 2016
The Digital Wallet Revolution

You may have noticed the uptick of digital wallet commercials, which (not so coincidentally) happens to coincide with the holiday shopping season. These television commercials all point to one thing: digital wallets are about to be the next big thing, especially since Apple Pay is now a major player. Lack of Consumer Confidence Although digital […]

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Understanding Your Car Insurance Bill

January 12, 2016
Understanding Your Car Insurance Bill

Anyone who has ever had to pay a car insurance bill before (which should be every single driver out there) can fully understand just how much car insurance can cost. However, if you’ve always been less than pleased with what you’re paying for car insurance, have you ever stopped to actually inspect the bill? All […]

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How to Build a Savings Plan into Your Budget

January 5, 2016
How to Build a Savings Plan into Your Budget

Most Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, the latest data shows. Financial journalist Brian Stoffel has compared Transamerica data on what Americans of different ages actually save with Fidelity guidelines for what they should be saving, and he found that Americans start to fall behind in their 30s as living expenses mount up. At 35, […]

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Estate Planning for Millennial Clients is as critical as Planning for Other Generations

December 22, 2015
Estate Planning for Millennial Clients

Various estate planning surveys have showed that there is a significant disconnect when it comes to most people’s understanding of estate planning for millennials. Out of the people that have been interviewed so far many believe that it is important to have estate plans while only a few have them. Millennials are missing out on […]

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Tips for Outdoor Gear Shopping During the Holidays

December 18, 2015
Tips for Outdoor Gear Shopping During the Holidays

If you’re a camper, hiker, or general outdoors enthusiast, you’re probably waiting patiently for winter to pass so your favorite trails and parks are accessible once more. The colder months are generally downtime for campers, but the perfect opportunity to stock up on gear is in the offseason — and the holidays make this time […]

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A 5-Step Plan to Sound Money Management After Graduation

December 11, 2015
A 5-Step Plan to Sound Money Management After Graduation

You’re a college graduate, yet somewhere between COM 311 and BIO 102 there was never a class that taught you basic money management skills. Fortunately, you don’t need a whole semester to learn how to become a savings master. Follow five easy steps to slash your debt and build a respectable savings account. Step One: […]

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Consumer Spending in the US Led By 50+ Demographic

November 16, 2015
Retirement

As a marketer it’s critical to understand who your target market is. You need to know everything from how old they are, to what their income is and even past spending habits. Over the past several years the media and marketers have been spending a great deal of our time focusing on how marketing to […]

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