Six estate planning must-haves

Glenn Curtis •
Investopedia Stock Analysis
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Many people believe that having an estate plan simply means drafting a will or a trust. However, there is much more to include in your estate planning to make certain all of your assets are transferred seamlessly to your heirs upon your death. A successful estate plan also includes provisions allowing your family members to access or

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How to make a financially savvy car purchase

Wintrust
Cheerful young woman receiving the keys of her new car at car dealership.

Buying a car can be daunting. There are so many options: make, model, price range, must-have features, things you can compromise on, and of course, getting the best deal. Whether you’re looking to buy new or used, we have some tips for you on budgeting and making a financially savvy car purchase. Choose wisely Choose

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Nine parents reveal the money habits they refuse to pass on to their kids

Business Insider •
Business Insider
A deck for backyard living is a must with rowdy kids....

From when to say “please” and “thank you” to how to drive a car, we learn a lot from our parents.  Oftentimes, that includes picking up on their money habits as well.  And while some of that financial wisdom consists of worthwhile advice that we’ll turn around and pass along to our own kids, other habits are better off forgotten. 

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Be your own boss: Five valuable tips for the self-employed

Amy Bergen •
Money Under 30
self-employed

Being your own boss can be great. But when you’re self-employed, you also become your own human resources representative, office manager, and accountant. The finances can get complicated—especially come tax time! A little preparation will set you up for financial success. Not sure whether you count as self-employed? According to the IRS, you’re self-employed if

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5 money lessons grandparents can teach their grandkids

Founder, Registered Financial Consultant, president, and Jim Martin •
Kiplinger
Grandparent reading to grandkid

If you are like many grandparents, you like your kids, sometimes, but you LOVE your grandkids. Being a grandparent is a special honor. You have a unique ability to shape your grandkids well beyond just spoiling them with sweets and sending them home. Given how important financial skills are to succeeding at life, it’s surprising

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