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What's a Good Bank Worth to You? by Catherine Hawley, CFP® in Monterey CA

What's a Good Bank Worth to You?

Your bank is the hub of your financial life. It’s where your paycheck is deposited. It’s where bills are paid. It’s where savings are directed..

By: Catherine Hawley, CFP®

Tags: Bank, Banking, Fees, Bank Fees, Banking Fees, Online Banking, Online Banks, Interest, Interest Rates, Banking Apps

Posted: 04/21/2017

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5 Things Not to Worry About with Investing by Catherine Hawley, CFP® in Monterey CA

5 Things Not to Worry About with Investing

I don’t know if there are any studies on this, but my guess is that investing causes more stress than all other financial topics combined.   Between..

By: Catherine Hawley, CFP®

Tags: Investing, Investment Worries, Investments, Worrying About Investments

Posted: 04/21/2017

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Two Big Reasons to Watch Your Investment Fees Like a Hawk by Catherine Hawley, CFP® in Monterey CA

Two Big Reasons to Watch Your Investment Fees Like a Hawk

John Bogle, the founder of Vanguard, once said: "In investing, you get what you don't pay for." That may sound strange, but it’s true. In fact, minimizing..

By: Catherine Hawley, CFP®

Tags: Investments, Investment Accounts, Retirement Accounts, Retirement Investments, Fee-only Adivsor, Investment Fees

Posted: 04/21/2017

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Don’t Wait Till Year’s End to Fix Up Your Finances by Catherine Hawley, CFP® in Monterey CA

Don’t Wait Till Year’s End to Fix Up Your Finances

Can you believe we’re well over halfway through 2015? It’s amazing me how quickly things move. In just a few months, you’ll start to see a lot..

By: Catherine Hawley, CFP®

Tags: For Consumers, Nerdwallet, Homeowners Insurance, Hsa, Roth Ira

Posted: 04/21/2017

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Getting the Right Life Insurance at the Right Price by Catherine Hawley, CFP® in Monterey CA

Getting the Right Life Insurance at the Right Price

While it may not be the most enjoyable thing to think about, getting life insurance is one of the best ways to ensure that your family will always have the financial..

By: Catherine Hawley, CFP®

Tags: Insurance, Term Insurance

Posted: 04/17/2017

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How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free by Michael Ciaciuch, CFP®, AIF® in Bay City MI

How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free

In 2015, I attended “Paths to a Creative Retirement,” an annual three day workshop hosted by the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement at UNC..

By: Michael Ciaciuch, CFP®, AIF®

Tags: Book Review, For Consumers

Posted: 04/12/2017

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"Don't Retire - Rewire!"

  I first read “Don’t Retire – Rewire!” in 2010. The full title is “Don’t Retire – Rewire! 5 Steps to Fulfilling..

By: Michael Ciaciuch, CFP®, AIF®

Tags: Book Review, For Consumers

Posted: 02/24/2017

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What Color Is Your Parachute for Retirement by Michael Ciaciuch, CFP®, AIF® in Bay City MI

What Color Is Your Parachute for Retirement

Like “Younger Next Year” and “Don’t Retire – Rewire,” this book addresses the lifestyle side of retirement. I will reference..

By: Michael Ciaciuch, CFP®, AIF®

Tags: Book Review, For Consumers

Posted: 02/24/2017

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Start 2017 With a Financial Cleanse by Michael Schupak in West New York NJ

Start 2017 With a Financial Cleanse

Do you feel like you’ve lost control of your finances recently? Maybe you went overboard during the holiday season, or you’ve become lax in monitoring..

By: Michael Schupak

Tags: For Consumers, Financial Planning, Saving Tips, Personal Finance

Posted: 01/31/2017

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"YOUNGER NEXT YEAR"

Recently I posted the poem, “Someday Is Here”.  Several years ago, when I began reading the poem during client retirement planning sessions, within..

By: Michael Ciaciuch, CFP®, AIF®

Tags: Book Review, For Consumers

Posted: 01/06/2017

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How the Psychology of Plastic Can Affect Buying Decisions by Michael Schupak in West New York NJ

How the Psychology of Plastic Can Affect Buying Decisions

At some point in the midst of holiday shopping, most of us will dip into our wallets, take out a credit or debit card and make a purchase. Many times,..

By: Michael Schupak

Tags: For Consumers, Credit

Posted: 12/20/2016

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Paralyzed by Fear or Uncertainty? Make a Plan! by Didi Dorsett in Historic Occoquan VA

Paralyzed by Fear or Uncertainty? Make a Plan!

As I meet with clients to present their financial plan, it is common to sense a figurative (and often literal) sigh of relief at the meeting’s end. Admittedly,..

By: Didi Dorsett

Tags: Financial Planning, Plan, Emergency Fund, Retirement, For Consumers

Posted: 11/03/2016

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