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Christmas trivia for holiday fun

on Monday, 11 December 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Here’s some Christmas trivia to wow your friends and family during the upcoming holidays. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created by Robert L. May in 1939, when he wrote a Christmas-themed story-poem to attract customers to his Montgomery-Ward departme

Ingenious items for your Christmas list

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

While looking for some unusual, but practical, Christmas gifts, I came across some interesting products. Following is a list of items that are pretty ingenious, but are they really needed?

Year-end charitable gifting

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Are you making charitable donations this holiday season? If so, you should know about some of the financial “fine print” involved, as the right moves could potentially bring more of a benefit to the charity and to you.

Wise old sayings on people and life

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Join me in counting our blessings

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Yep, I can relate to that...

on Wednesday, 15 November 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Most of us can probably relate to some of the following comments and quotes found on coffee mugs, t-shirts and canvases:

Retirement plan contribution limits rise for 2018

on Wednesday, 15 November 2017. Posted in Opinions

You will able to put a little more into your workplace retirement account in 2018. The federal government has boosted the annual contribution limit on some of the popular qualified retirement plans thanks to inflation and made other adjustments worth

Friends make our lives better

on Wednesday, 08 November 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Where would we be without friends? Good friends are worth more than gold. Following are some quotes about the importance of friends and friendship:

Enjoy the rally, but prepare for the retreat

on Wednesday, 01 November 2017. Posted in Opinions

Will the current bull market run for another year? How about another two or three years? Some investors will confidently say “yes” to both questions.

Faith, hope, love and trust

on Wednesday, 01 November 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Understanding inherited IRA’s

on Wednesday, 25 October 2017. Posted in Opinions

At first glance, the rules surrounding inherited IRAs are complex. Here are some questions (and potential answers) to consider if you have inherited one or may in the future. Who was the original IRA owner? If the original owner was your spouse

Will debt spoil too many retirements?

on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. Posted in Opinions

The key points of retirement planning are easily stated. Start saving and investing early in life. Save and invest consistently. Avoid drawing down your savings along the way. Another possible point for that list: pay off as much debt as you can before

Some of my favorite quotes

on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I’d like to share a few of may favorite quotes which I have been collecting, as I come across them.

Quotes from the wise

on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are some quotes worth quoting:
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