How to save for your child's future post-divorce

Divorce is a certainly separation of personal finances, but it's not always an elimination of shared financial responsibility. You and your ex-spouse may still be facing the cost of putting a kid through college. The path ahead may be uncertain, but there are some initial steps you can take that your kid will thank you for. 

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Sharon Brewer
Do you really need a financial advisor?

Financial independence doesn't necessarily mean independently making financial decisions. Instead, it's about working toward your bigger, better future by relying on the assets and resources at your disposal. So, before you decide whether or not you need a financial advisor, here are three things you should consider. 

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What financial freedom looks like after divorce

Depending on the circumstances of the relationship, a divorce can be a financial fiasco. Even if your month-to-month doesn't really change, you now have the added responsibility of managing your finances without a second opinion. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to be confident in your newfound financial autonomy.

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Sharon Brewer
Will my divorce affect social security?

Divorces happen for many reasons, and the financial aftermath is almost always confusing. In particular, many people wonder how their new status will affect social security. So here's what you need to know about social security if you’re going through a divorce.  

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Sharon Brewer
How will freelance work affect social security?

Retirement may give you the freedom to write a novel or exercise your green thumb, but it does not mean you have to stop working altogether. While you can collect social security at the full retirement age (67 if you were born after 1960), many people continue their career or start a side project for extra income. However, freelance, contract or sideline work will affect your social security benefits. Here’s what you need to know. 

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Joe Beckford
Your future with social security

When planning for retirement, most people wonder what role, if any, Social Security will have in their financial future. Many doubt the program will even exist when they are finally eligible for benefits. While the fear is understandable, financial freedom is not possible if anxiety dominates your finances.   

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Goodwin Investment Advisory
Who will care for your aging parents?

As medical technology has improved, so has the quality of life and the average life expectancy. With more years together and more memories to be made, families now must consider how to care for the elderly. As your kids go off to college, you now might have to decide how to care for a new group of residents, your parents.

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Joe Beckford
Stay at home jobs that work

If you’ve ever looked for a job on Craigslist, you’ve seen those work-from-home scams far too many times. “Work from home for 4 hours a day! $2500 per week!”. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. 

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Sharon Brewer
The 3 keys to building wealth

However, wealth creation always has been and still is a process grounded in sound principles and practices that, when applied with discipline and patience, is possible for most people who can understand and embrace the keys to building wealth.

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Sharon Brewer
How to safeguard your identity

While there’s little you can do to prevent a major data breach that might expose your sensitive records, there’s plenty you can do to fortify your own records and reduce or eliminate the opportunities for identity thieves to turn your life upside down.  Your own vigilance is your first and last line of defense, and it can be heightened by incorporating very specific identity theft prevention measures into your daily routines.

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Joe Beckford
Our biggest financial challenges are often self-inflicted

When it comes to finances and investment decisions, many people are not wired to be able to make decisions dispassionately, without emotions clouding their reasoning; and that’s when people tend to make the most behavioral mistakes with their financial decisions. Understanding these behavioral mistakes and how to avoid them is crucial to achieving financial security.

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Louie Spivak
Is an investment advisor really worth the investment advisory fee?

A recent survey indicates that an increasing number of high net worth investors are willing to pay for solid, unbiased, fee-only investment advice, which is not surprising considering the challenges of today’s markets. What is surprising is that there are still some investors who would rather go it alone, thinking they can do better on their own, or that investment advice is not worth the cost, or both.

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Louie Spivak