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Seven tips for talking to millennials about money

William Rassman, CFP, Director of Advisory Services, and Centric Capital Advisors •
Kiplinger

You have probably watched your Millennial struggle financially, from credit cards to career decisions. If it’s any consolation, money troubles are not unique to your kids: A recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that a staggering 42% of surveyed Millennials rely on payday loans and tax refund advances. Nearly 30% of Millennials are routinely overdrawing on

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Why reverse mortgages are worth a look

Cypress Partners, Ria, Founding Partner, and Pete Woodring •
Kiplinger

Until recently, the subject of reverse mortgages rarely ever came up in my consultations with clients. When it was discussed, it was the client who brought it up. I’d easily dismiss the idea of a reverse mortgage because it was an expensive form of borrowing and posed unnecessary risk when there were other sources of

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Here’s how much your credit score impacts your mortgage and auto loan rates

John Ulzheimer •
The Simple Dollar

When you apply for a new loan, the most influential factor in determining your interest rate is your credit and, more specifically, your credit scores. Other factors certainly matter during your loan’s underwriting, such as your income and employment history, but the importance of your credit scores cannot be overstated when a lender decides which

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What is investing? How do I start?

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

Tell me if this sounds familiar. At some point earlier in your life, you had no sense whatsoever about your finances. For whatever reason – maybe a life change or maybe just a growing sense of maturity – you “woke up” and began figuring thing out. You buckled down, got smarter about your spending, and

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Don’t let debt destroy your retirement plans

CSA®, Founder, Blackston Financial Advisory Group, David Blackston, RFC®, and CEP® •
Kiplinger

People come to my office expecting to talk about making and saving money. But more and more lately, the conversations we have are about their need to get out of debt. I’m starting to see a trend of retirees, people in their early 60s and even mid-70s, who are in debt up to their eyeballs.

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