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At this most difficult time: 5 tips to survive widowhood financially

Thomas P. Keller, Partner, Kehoe Financial Advisors, Clu, and CFP •
Kiplinger

Losing a spouse is one of life’s most emotionally devastating events, and many financial advisers recommend not making major financial decisions during that first year of grieving. But after a period of time, financial decisions will need to be made. Seventy percent of widows retain a new financial adviser within the first year of their

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The emotional side of retirement planning

CeFT, Edm2, Barbara Shapiro, president, HMS Financial Group, Msf, Cmc, Cfs, CFP, and Cdfa •
Kiplinger

Historically, people retired when they reached 65, seemed to stay close to home, and typically died within a few years. Today the concept of retirement is very different. It is not unusual for people to work well into their 70s or even 80s at their current job or at a different job. Some work full

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5 must-do’s to start with for retirement success

Michael Woloshin, Investment Adviser Representative, and Woloshin Investment Management •
Kiplinger

There’s no direct path to retirement. Everyone has a different idea of the perfect age to stop working. Everyone has a different amount of money they think they’ll need to live comfortably. And everyone has a different plan for what they want to do when they don’t have to go to work anymore. Some want

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5 ways your camping budget can go up in flames

Holly Johnson •
The Simple Dollar

Camping, in its rawest form, is one of the most frugal vacation options in the world. All you really need is a tent (or some other shelter), something to sleep in or on, basic supplies for cooking and eating, and the means to start and maintain a fire. Beyond those essential furnishings and skills, everything

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Seed a Roth IRA for your grandkids

<i>Kiplinger's Retirement Report</1>, Mary Kane, and Associate Editor •
Kiplinger

As summer approaches, teenagers and college students are usually busy planning for summer jobs. And the income they earn gives grandparents an opportunity to help the youngsters build a nest egg by contributing to a Roth IRA on the grandkids’ behalf. Contributions to Roth IRAs give grandchildren “a huge head start,” says Jennifer Failla, a

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