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Should You Refinance?

Perhaps you didn’t get around to refinancing your mortgage while rates were lower over the past few years. But over the summer, mortgage rates dropped again. In fact, the day after Great Britain voted itself out of the European Union, rates dropped as much as .125 percent. A primary factor in deciding whether to refinance […]

Spending Influences

Everyone has their own unique way of spending money. Even people who live in the same house or grew up under the same parental influences can turn out drastically different. Some people are minimalists while others simply like to buy stuff. A variety of factors can shape our values when it comes to spending and […]

That Time of Year – Winterize your Home

Over time, small efforts at saving can add up to big bucks. Consider these low-tech tips to help offset some of your heating costs this winter. Windows – Up to 40 percent of the heat escaping from your home is from uncovered windows.1 Use an easy-to-install window insulator kit that provides clear heat shrink window […]

U.S. Women Lagging in Leadership Roles

Although a woman was selected to be a major party’s candidate for the first time in this year’s presidential race, leadership positions are still lacking for American women in the corporate world. According to a 2016 research report by Mercer titled “When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive,” females make up only 20 percent of executive-level positions. […]

Spending Influences

Everyone has their own unique way of spending money. Even people who live in the same house or grew up under the same parental influences can turn out drastically different. Some people are minimalists while others simply like to buy stuff. A variety of factors can shape our values when it comes to spending and […]

8 Tips to Help Seniors Conquer Stress

As boomers retire from their jobs at unprecedented rates in the U.S., you’d think they’d be spending their free time with friends, lingering over the morning newspaper and coffee or taking January vacations in a warm place. But many seniors are finding themselves in a predicament that few anticipate in retirement: parenting for a second […]

Is Mortgage Refinancing Right for You?

These days, it’s hard not to be enticed by the historically low mortgage refinancing rates. Now could be the perfect time to refinance, but is refinancing your loan right for you? Here are a few points to take into consideration if you’re thinking about refinancing your home loan.   The Benefits of Refinancing Beyond potentially […]

Are Baby Boomers too optimistic about retirement?

If you’re a Baby Boomer within sight of age 65, you’re probably thinking about your next move—and it may well be a career change instead of a traditional kick-back-and-relax retirement. Among 1,005 Boomers who haven’t yet left their full-time careers, 60% expect to keep working at least part-time after they “retire,” says a study from […]

Flying Tips for Senior Travelers

Airports can be stressful places for anyone, but they can be especially tough for seniors who may have trouble getting through the airport or may be unfamiliar with the process of making a flight. But that shouldn’t prevent seniors from traveling to a destination they’ve always dreamed of visiting or attending a family function such […]

A Guide to Enrolling in Medicare When You Become Eligible

You know you’ll be eligible for Medicare when you turn 65, but what does that mean? More than 10,000 people age into Medicare eligibility every day, but many have questions about how to enroll and which plan will best meet their health and budget needs. Medicare provides important benefits for people who qualify, including preventive […]