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Money & Taxes After Marriage by John Jastremski

Money & Taxes After Marriage Some not-so-small matters to think about.   When you tie the knot, your financial lives will change. Marriage is one of those life events that can really affect your money and tax situation. If you … Continue reading

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6 Steps to Get Out of Debt. By John Jastremski

6 Steps to Get Out of Debt   Why not plan to lighten your financial burden?   provided by John Jastremski Positive moves to counteract negative cash flow. The financial analysis website nerdwallet.com keeps track of the various debts common … Continue reading

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The Right Beneficiary by John Jastremski

The Right Beneficiary Who should inherit your IRA or 401(k)? See that they do. Here’s a simple financial question: who is the beneficiary of your IRA? How about your 401(k), life insurance policy, or savings account? You may be able … Continue reading

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The Joys and Financial Challenges of Parenthood. By John Jastremski

Children are special. There’s nothing like them. They can be our sweetest blessing, as well as our biggest frustration. Most of all, however, they are our greatest responsibility, as well as our most important–and expensive–commitment. Whether you are a first-time … Continue reading

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Coping With College Loans. By John Jastremski

Paying them down, managing their financial impact. Are student loans holding our economy back? Certainly America has recovered from the last recession, but this is an interesting question nonetheless. In a November 2013 address before the Federal Reserve Bank of … Continue reading

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Long-Term Investment Truths. By John Jastremski

Key lessons for retirement savers. You learn lessons as you invest in pursuit of long-run goals. Some of these lessons are conveyed and reinforced when you begin saving for retirement, and others you glean along the way. First & foremost, … Continue reading

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Are You Underprepared for Retirement? By John Jastremski

A university study serves as a wake-up call. Financially speaking, how many Americans are truly on track to retire? A recently published white paper suggests that about half of us are approaching our “third acts” with faulty assumptions. Perception differs … Continue reading

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Lump Sum vs. Dollar Cost Averaging: Which Is Better? By John Jastremski

Some people go swimming by diving into the pool; others prefer to edge into the water gradually, especially if the water’s cold. A decision about putting money into an investment can be somewhat similar. Is it best to invest your … Continue reading

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The Tax Benefits of Your Retirement Savings Plan. By John Jastremski

Taxes can take a big bite out of your total investment returns, so it’s encouraging to know that your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan may offer a variety of tax benefits. Depending on the type of plan your employer offers, you … Continue reading

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Balancing Your Investment Choices with Asset Allocation -by John Jastremski

A chocolate cake. Pasta. A pancake. They’re all very different, but they generally involve flour, eggs, and perhaps a liquid. Depending on how much of each ingredient you use, you can get very different outcomes. The same is true of … Continue reading

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