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We should all seek meaning in the mundane

Enuma Okoro Feb. 26, 2024 Financial Times

Why Chasing The Highest Interest Rate Isn’t Always Smart

Carolyn McClanahan, Contributor Feb. 23, 2024 Forbes

Key Financial Ages

Andrew Rosen, Contributor Feb. 15, 2024 Forbes

These Families Are Shutting Down the Bank of Mom and Dad

By Veronica Dagher Feb. 12, 2024 The Wall Street Journal

The Soft Landing Is Global, but It’s Cushiest in America

Jeanna Smialek, Ana Swanson, Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley Feb. 5, 2024 The New York Times

Making Sense Of The Child Tax Credit And Similar Sounding Tax Breaks

Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes Staff Feb. 2, 2024 Forbes

What I Learned When I Stopped Watching the Stock Market

By Jason Zweig Jan. 26, 2024 The Wall Street Journal

2024 is Still New. Have You Done Your Retirement Review?

By Brian J. O’Connor Jan. 29, 2024 The New York Times

What ‘Them Lions’ Teach Us About Turnarounds

John Baldoni, Contributor Jan. 18, 2024 Forbes

Keeping a Midlife Crisis From Wrecking Your Retirement Plan

Juli Fraga Jan. 22, 2024 The New York Times

Tax Season Starts Soon. Here Are 3 Big Changes.

By Elizabeth O’Brien Jan. 15, 2024 Barron's

These Four Questions Are Top of Mind for Investors in 2024

By Hardika Singh Jan. 16, 2024 The Wall Street Journal

How to Make the Most of Retirement Savings in 2024

Suzanne Woolley Jan. 3, 2024 Bloomberg

How To Make Small Changes For Big Impacts

Juan Carlos Medina, Contributor Jan. 8, 2024 Forbes

What Social Trends Taught Us About the 2023 Economy

Jeanna Smialek Dec. 20, 2023 The New York Times

4 Money Trends Worth Following To Fix Your Finances In 2024

Bernadette Joy, Contributor Dec. 30, 2023 Forbes

5 Year-End Financial Resolutions To Consider

Cicely Jones, CFP®, Contributor Dec. 18, 2023 Forbes

Your 401(k) Is Up. Don’t Let It Go to Your Head.

By Joe Pinsker Dec. 19, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

What the Stock Market Taught Us This Year: Don’t Fall for These Investing Traps

By Mellody Hobson and John W. Rogers Jr. Dec. 5, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

2023 Year-End Financial Checklist

Jonathan I. Shenkman, Contributor Dec. 4, 2023 Forbes

6 Questions New Donors Should Ask Themselves About Charitable Giving

By Jane Hodges Dec. 4, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

Financial Gift Ideas for Any Age

By Nick Fortuna Dec. 1, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

What You Need to Know About IRS Tax Changes for 2024

Paulina Cachero Nov. 20, 2023 Bloomberg

The Estate Taxes Catching Americans by Surprise

By Ashlea Ebeling Nov. 20, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

Maximizing Your 2023 Year-End Tax Planning Benefits

Matthew Erskine, Contributor Nov. 6, 2023 Forbes

Americans Can Stick More Cash in Their 401(k)s Next Year, Thanks to Inflation

By Richard Rubin Nov. 2, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

These Daily Spending Habits Are Bellwethers Of Future Financial Health

By Samantha Paxson, Forbes Councils Member Oct. 30, 2023 Forbes

How to Take Advantage of a Health Savings Account

Ann Carrns Oct. 18, 2023 The New York Times

The Economy Was Supposed to Slow by Now. Instead It’s Revving Up.

By David Harrison Oct. 23, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

Three ways to think about the future world economy

Martin Sandbu Oct. 12, 2023 Financial Times

Who feels the pain from the bond sell-off?

Owen Walker, Ian Smith, Will Louch and Josephine Cumbo in London and Stephen Gandel, Antoine Gara and Harriet Clarfelt in New York Oct. 5, 2023

Why High Interest Rates and Energy Prices Are Stressing the Economy

By Jeff Sommer Oct. 2, 2023 The New York Times

How The Oldest People In America's Blue Zone Make Money Last

By Richard Eisenberg, Contributor Oct. 3, 2023 Forbes

How can we defuse the household debt time bomb?

CLAER BARRETT Sept. 22, 2023 Financial Times

U.S. Economy Could Withstand One Shock, but Four at Once?

By David Harrison Sept. 24, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

The Market Is Stuck Until the Fed Is Done

Jeff Sommer Sept. 22, 2023 The New York Times

What tennis can teach investors about risk and return

Howard Marks Sept. 14, 2023 Financial Times

The Best Things In Life Are NOT Free (But They’re Worth It)

Tim Maurer, Contributor Sept. 18, 2023 Forbes

The five global economic shifts happening now

Chris Giles Sept. 6, 2023 Financial Times

IRS Issues Reminder About Tax-Free Way To Help Employees Pay Student Loans

Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes Staff Aug. 30, 2023 Forbes

The Exact Age When You Make Your Best Financial Decisions

By Clare Ansberry Aug. 28, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

Timeless Advice From Ben Franklin That Can Help Investors Succeed

Adam Sarhan, Contributor Aug. 17, 2023 Forbes

Taking The Stress Out Of Financial Planning

Tim Maurer Aug. 17, 2023 Forbes

Catching Up With Catch-Up Contributions

David Kudla, Contributor Aug. 4, 2023 Forbes

Stocks Have Had a Great Year. Cue the September Effect.

By Charley Grant Aug. 4, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

What Higher Interest Rates Mean for Mortgages, Credit Cards and More

Tara Siegel Bernard July 27, 2023 The New York Times

Why It’s Smart to Revisit New Year’s Savings Goals Now

Ann Carrns July 24, 2023 The New York Times

Could the U.S. Recession in the Distance Be Just a Mirage?

Ben Casselman and Jeanna Smialek July 19, 2023 The New York Times

As Inflation Goes Down, Soft Landing Odds Improve

By Greg Ip July 14, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

Inherited IRAs Just Got New Rules. What You Need to Know.

By Elizabeth O’Brien July 18, 2023 Barron’s

How to Leave Grandkids Your Retirement Savings—and Not a Huge Tax Bill

By Ashlea Ebeling July 10, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

Where’s the Recession We Were Promised?

By James Mackintosh June 23, 2023 Wall Street Journal

Declare Your Own Financial Independence Day in 2023

By JIM PROBASCO | Reviewed by EBONY HOWARD June 26, 2023 Investopia

3 Entrepreneurial Trends Coming Out of the Current Economy

Clate Mask June 19, 2023 Enterpreneur Magazine

A 10 Step Financial Workout To Improve Your Financial Health

Andrew Rosen, Contributor June 8, 2023 Forbes

Five reasons investors should expect the unexpected

Gillian Tett June 9, 2023 Financial Times

Rule of Thumb: Definition and Financial Examples

By JAMES CHEN | Reviewed by DAVID KINDNESS June 5, 2023 Investopedia

Retirement-Savings Changes You Should Know About for 2023-24

By Leonard Sloane June 2, 2023 Wall Street Journal

It’s Not Just the Debt Ceiling

Jeff Sommer May 29, 2023 New York Times

What’s in the Debt-Ceiling Deal

By David Harrison and Kristina Peterson May 28, 2023 Wall Street Journal

How Your Personality Can Affect Your Portfolio

By Lisa Ward May 19, 2023 Wall Street Journal

What the Debt Ceiling Battle Means for Your Money

By Claire Ballentine May 19, 2023 Bloomberg

Chase Just Bought Your Bank: What First Republic Bank Customers Need to Know

By Imani Moise and Oyin Adedoyin May 1, 2023, Wall Street Journal

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Sabelawski Financial Group, Money Concepts Receives 2022 Best of Greenfield Award

The Coronavirus and the Global Economy

Anything that affects China, the world’s second-largest economy, can have a powerful ripple effect around the globe.

New Spending Package Includes Sweeping Retirement Plan Changes (SECURE Act)

The SECURE Act may have the largest impact on retirement planning since the Pension Protection Act of 2006

College Cost Data for 2019-2020 School Year

Just because your child has financial need doesn’t automatically mean that colleges will meet 100% of it.

How can I improve my credit report?

Most lenders use credit report information to evaluate the creditworthiness of potential borrowers. Borrowers with good credit are presumed to be more creditworthy and may find it easier to obtain a loan, often at a lower interest rate.

How can I lower my credit card debt?

If you find that you are struggling to pay down a credit card balance, here are some strategies that can help eliminate your credit card debt.

Closing Gaps in Your Insurance Coverage

Buying insurance is about sharing or shifting risk, but you may think you’re covered for specific losses when, in fact, you’re not. Here are some common coverage gaps to consider when reviewing your own insurance coverage.

Tips for Targeting Your Retirement Savings Goal

What if you’re saving as much as you can, but still feel that your retirement savings goal is out of reach? As with many of life’s toughest challenges, it may help to focus less on the big picture and more on the details.

FIRE: Four Things You Need to Know About This Hot Retirement Movement

Many workers look forward to the day they can finally retire, and for some, an early retirement would be a dream come true. Others are turning this dream into a reality by retiring in their 30s or 40s. But how are they able to do it?

Do independent living communities differ from CCRCs?

There are some important similarities and differences between independent living communities and CCRCs.

What are continuing care retirement communities?

Continuing care retirement communities offer seniors the opportunity to age in place.

Tips for Managing Your Holiday Spending

The holidays offer nearly limitless opportunities to overspend. Here are tips to help you make sure your spending remains in check.

Ten Year-End Tax Tips for 2019

Here are 10 things to consider as you weigh potential tax moves between now and the end of the year.

Three Regrets of Retirees

Considering the regrets of current retirees may help you avoid the same mistakes.

How can you avoid falling for the Social Security imposter scam?

The Social Security imposter scam has been around for years, but recently more and more people have been targeted.

What are the warning signs of financial scams targeting older individuals?

If you or someone you know has been targeted by a scam artist who is trying to steal money or personal information, you’re not alone.

What’s New in the College World?

If you’re the parent or grandparent of a current or prospective college student, you might be interested to learn what’s new in the world of higher education.

Key Estate Planning Documents

Here are some key estate planning documents you should know about.

Survey Details Back-to-School Spending for 2019

Roughly half of consumers plan their back-to-school shopping around major sales events.

Why You Need Life Insurance

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, a good time to evaluate your life insurance needs and review your life insurance coverage.

Market Strategies: Three Ways to Play Defense in Your Stock Portfolio

One of these defensive strategies may help you manage risk while maintaining a robust equity portfolio.

Data Breaches: Tips for Protecting Your Identity and Your Money

A data breach is an incident in which private, personal information is exposed, viewed without authorization, or stolen.

Do I need to pay estimated tax?

Estimated tax is the primary method used to pay tax on income that isn’t subject to withholding.

Why Not Do It Now? New Research on Procrastination

Procrastination can be frustrating in the short term for even the simplest tasks. But it can have far-reaching effects on important activities and decisions such as completing work projects, obtaining medical treatment, and saving for retirement.

U.S. Economy Caps off Decade of Growth

The U.S. economic expansion passed the 10-year mark in June 2019 - the longest growth streak in U.S. history.

Have you checked your tax withholding lately?

You should check your tax withholding periodically to make sure you have the right amount withheld.

Should You Invest Internationally?

Investing in foreign stocks may help boost returns and manage risk in your portfolio, but be sure to understand the unique risk/return characteristics before sending money abroad.

Is It Time to Declare Your Financial Independence?

Financial independence is freedom from the financial obstacles that are keeping you from living life on your own terms. If you were to become financially independent, how would your life change?

What’s the real return on your investments?

Consider the effects of taxes and inflation on your investments to estimate actual income or growth potential.

Inflation Variation, Eroding Purchasing Power

Inflation Variation, Eroding Purchasing Power

New IRS Guidance on State and Local Tax Refunds

If a taxpayer received a federal tax benefit from deducting state and local taxes as an itemized deduction in a prior taxable year and recovers all or a portion of those taxes in the current taxable year, the taxpayer may need to include a portion o

Charitable Giving After Tax Reform

Here are some things you should know about charitable giving after tax reform.

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Decrease for 2019-2020

For the first time in three years, interest rates on federal student loans will decrease for the 2019-2020 academic year. The lower rates apply to new federal student loans made on or after July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. The interest rate is f

Managing Your Money in a Gig Economy

Here are some tips for managing your money in a gig economy.

Time for a Mid-Year Investment Check

Whether the markets are up or down, taking time to meet with your financial professional to review your portfolio can be an excellent way to keep your investments on track.

Market Week: April 22, 2019

The Markets (as of market close April 19, 2019)

If you or someone you know hasn’t been filing their tax returns, now is a good time to get caught up.

Refunds of $1.4 billion are waiting to be claimed by individuals who have not filed.

The Market’s Wild Ride

The Markets (as of market close March 15, 2019)

Quarterly Market Review

July - September

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