Stop pushing my buttons! Family tensions can prevent forward planning

Cima, Katherine W. Dean, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Family Dynamics, CFP, and National Director •
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Oftentimes it seems family members can push our buttons in ways that no one else can. The fact that we are generally more emotionally reactive to our families than anyone else makes it challenging to function well within our families. The emotion inherent within family relationships creates a dynamic tension between our desire to belong

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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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