To save more, focus on the future

Anne Kates Smith, Senior Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
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As regular readers of this column are aware, financial health has both economic and emotional dimensions, and the right balance of the two is crucial for success with your money. If you have any doubts, consider the blissful spendthrift on the road to financial ruin, says Sarah Newcomb, a behavioral economist at investment research firm

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The key to setting retirement goals? Details

Oliver Pursche, Bruderman Asset Management, Investment Adviser Representative, and CEO •
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“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar. We all have retirement goals, but unfortunately, we tend to be very vague and noncommittal about them. Most investors will tell their financial adviser that they’d like to “retire comfortably” or “maintain their current lifestyle,” but what does that really mean? Many advisers tend to

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5 avoidable mistakes in the will you write

CFP®, Owner, Esq., Daniel A. Timins, and Law Offices of Daniel Timins •
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I have seen my share of client-drafted wills. While most people opt to have a lawyer draft their last will and testament, there is no requirement that an attorney do so. If you do opt to draft your own will, make sure to avoid the following five mistakes that I repeatedly see in layman-drafted documents:

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