Warning Regarding Scams

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These days, online scammers are finding more and more creative ways to try and get at your hard earned money or personal information.

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Life, Liberty, the Pursuit of Happiness… and Summer Vacation?

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That annual vacation isn’t a right; it’s a luxury. Financial planner Diane McCurdy offers some simple ways to break the costly “vacation entitlement” habit—and start saving now for next summer’s outing.

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The Spender/Saver Marriage: Seven Tips For Keeping It Together ’Til Death Do You Part.

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Financial planner and author Diane McCurdy says spenders and savers don’ t have to end up in divorce court. All it takes is a touch of soul-searching, a dash of compromise . . . and a budget that allows for fun and retirement.

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How Much Is Enough? Balancing Today’s Needs with Tomorrow’s Retirement Goals

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One of the biggest questions surrounding retirement is “How much is enough”? Opinions on the “right” amount can vary and many people feel overwhelmed and anxious about whether they have enough saved for a comfortable, worry-free retirement.

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Twenty Key Strategies for Making Enough

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Peace of mind is your reward for following the How Much Is Enough? program. If you’re on track for your Enough Number, enjoy today’s pleasures without worry. If you’re not on track, you’ll know your choices for doing what you have to do. It may be as easy as saving a few more dollars a month.

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I’ll be forced to retire in ten years, but I only have a few thousand put away. If I start saving like mad now, will I have enough?

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How much is enough in retirement depends entirely on the individual. Use the Retirement Savings Calculator to determine your own Enough Number. You can see where you’ll be if you save at different rates, retire earlier or later or adjust your projected retirement income up or down.

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