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Is College Worth the Cost?

Higher education has been getting a lot of press lately – and not all of it is good. Headlines have touted higher costs, cuts to funding, rising student loan debt, the unemployment rate of graduates, and other issues. The information...
 

Inheritance Choices: What Will You Leave Behind?

History is full with examples of parents taking actions they believe will improve the lives of future generations. In 1780, then President of the United States John Adams wrote to his wife:[1]“I must study Politicks and War that my...
 

LifeStyle Newsletter - Use Your Brain

Use Your Brain!If you’ve been “feeling your age” lately, you may want to pick up a copy of molecular biologist John Medina’s newly updated and expanded book Brain Rules (or download it onto your mobile device). In the book, he marvels...
 

Credit and Payment Security: A Cycle of Good News and Bad News

Credit and Payment Security: A Cycle of Good News and Bad NewsIt was good news. In July 2013, federal prosecutors in the United States brought indictments against members of a sophisticated Russian syndicate. The gang members were...
 

LifeStyle Newsletter - The Benefits of Meditation

Just Breathe: The Benefits of MeditationThere is a reason why many people try meditation and few stick with it: Mastering meditation is difficult. It requires you to focus 100 percent of your attention for an extended period of time....
 

Cyber Crime is a Growing Threat

If you’re not a technology wonk, you may not realize the Internet and the Worldwide Web are actually two different things. The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks. The Worldwide Web is a system of...
 

The Year of the Lump Sum Buy-Out

The Chinese zodiac designates 2014 as the year of the wooden horse. Since wood is combustible, experts say we should be prepared for conflict, tension, and turmoil. One occurrence that may cause some tension and turmoil during the year...
 

A Choice: Taxable or Tax-Free Income in Retirement?

Some retirement plans are allowing Roth conversions.Forty years ago, the Stanford marshmallow experiment explored self-control by offering preschoolers a choice: Take a marshmallow immediately and get only one or wait to take a...
 

Social Security Planning: Is It Necessary?

Social Security is one of the most popular programs the federal government has ever put into place. In total, about 57 million Americans received retirement, disability, or survivors’ benefits during 2012 at a cost of about $786...
 

You Can't Save What You Don’t Have

Whether you’re retired or working, do you really know where you spend your money? These are increasingly important questions today as more people are helping not only their children, but also their grandchildren. This may also be at...
 

LifeStyle Newsletter - Life Logging

Chronicles of You and You and You…Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, and other social media websites have changed the way we communicate, learn, and behave. Each option has its proponents and...