Financial Living Blog

9 Essential Money Moves to Make If You’re Laid Off

Aug 11, 2021 11:01:18 AM

A layoff or buyout offer – voluntary or involuntary – is a difficult experience.

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Long-Term Care: 5 Facts You Must Know

Aug 4, 2021 9:33:25 AM

On the list of top retirement planning goals, long-term care funding for many people is probably near the bottom. Who wants to think about spending time in a nursing home instead of time in a vacation home? But as the life expectancy of older adults rises, almost everyone should consider having some kind of plan in place.

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6 AT&T Retirement Myths

Jul 28, 2021 2:22:03 PM

During our 30+ years helping AT&T employees retire successfully, everyone has come to us feeling excited to start the planning process. But some have been surprised to find out our recommendations differ from what they heard elsewhere.

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Before Signing, Know the Pros and Cons of Home Equity Loans

Jul 21, 2021 9:36:13 AM

Remodeling the kitchen.

Building an addition for workspace.

Paying off debt.

There are a variety of good reasons to consider tapping your home for cash. 

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Watch Out for These 7 Major FERS Retirement Mistakes

Jul 14, 2021 10:27:38 AM

According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s latest Retirement Confidence Survey, two-thirds of workers are confident they have enough to live comfortably in retirement. The same number of workers surveyed are confident they are doing a good job saving for retirement and know how much they will need.

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Market Update: U.S. Economy Roars Back to Life

Jul 7, 2021 8:00:00 AM

As a nation, we must start to move past the devastating fallout from the pandemic toward a return to a more “normal” life. Whatever that may look like. As in past generations, living through these surreal and historic events will forever change our collective psyche and perhaps bring a newfound appreciation for our freedoms and the simple things in life.

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Coping with the Financial Tasks of Losing a Loved One

Jun 30, 2021 7:45:02 AM

Losing a loved one is a difficult experience in many ways. It hurts emotionally, it hurts physically and, unfortunately, it often hurts financially.

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What the AT&T Dividend Cut Means for Employees

Jun 23, 2021 3:05:20 PM

In addition to spinning off WarnerMedia, AT&T recently announced that it was reducing its dividend. This negatively impacts the telecom giant’s shareholders, many of whom are AT&T employees.

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Switching Jobs? Don’t Leave Your Old 401(k) Behind

Jun 16, 2021 8:25:29 AM

Generally, one of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is to leave an old 401(k) behind at a previous employer. Yet, people often make this mistake when switching jobs or retiring.

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Good News: New Money Manager for Thrift Savings Plan Funds

Jun 9, 2021 1:22:52 PM

By Kurt Mears & Daniel Amiot, Advance Capital Management Financial Advisers

One of the many roles of an investment adviser is to monitor those who manage our clients’ money – mangers of mutual funds, ETFs and retirement plan investment options. This is an important component because changes can (and do) occur that will alter the original strategy, objective or focus of the investment. When this happens, it is essential to evaluate those changes to make sure the manager continues to fulfill their purpose in our portfolios or retirement plan lineups.

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