5 financial roadblocks to a secure retirement

RFC, Founder, Scott M. Dougan, president, Inc., Investment Adviser, and Global Plains Advisory Group •
Kiplinger

Everyone considers, at one time or another, what it would be like to know the future–optimistic that knowing would enable them to make good decisions and avoid common pitfalls along the way. In retirement planning, this is especially true. Preparing for these possible eventualities is the next best thing. The following outlines five common roadblocks

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9 lessons the Great Depression taught us about money

Paul Michael and Wisebread.com •
Kiplinger

Lasting from 1929 until 1939, the Great Depression was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn of the 20th Century. Unemployment went as high as 25% in the U.S., over 5,000 banks failed, and hundreds of thousands of Americans became homeless. Extreme situations call for extreme measures, and that’s when everyone looked at ways to cut

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Financial planning for special-needs children

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Jessica and Nathan Pugh’s 5-year-old son, Lachlan, has a rare brain malformation that affects his motor skills, but that doesn’t seem to slow him down much. Lachlan enjoys zipping around in his motorized wheelchair, and he is content to spend hours in the toy aisle at Target. “He’s a very stable, happy and super fun

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