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Financial Gifts for Your Adult Children

By Gwen Hodges Mother’s Day is almost here. If you’re a mother with grown children, you might receive flowers, candy, dinner invitations or some other type of pleasant recognition. However, you might find that you can get more enjoyment from the holiday by giving, rather than receiving. The longest-lasting gifts may be financial ones – […]

Now is Time for Financial “Spring Cleaning”

By Gwen Hodges The days are longer and the temperatures are warmer – so it must be spring. For many of us, that means it’s time for some spring cleaning. But why stop with sprucing up your living space? This year, consider extending the “spring cleaning” concept to your financial environment, too. How can you […]

What Should You Do With Your Tax Refund?

By Gwen Hodges You may not get much of a thrill from filing your taxes, but the process becomes much more enjoyable if you’re expecting a refund. So, if one is headed your way, what should you do with the money? The answer depends somewhat on the size of the refund. For the 2017 tax […]

Time for Your Pre-retiree Checklist?

By Gwen Hodges Like everyone, you want to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle when you retire. But a successful retirement doesn’t just happen – it requires a lot of planning. And that’s why it’s a good idea to draw up a “pre-retiree checklist.” Such a checklist might look like this: • Twenty years before retirement: Try […]

WHEN DO YOU NEED A FINANCIAL ADVISOR

By Gwen Hodges If you could accomplish all your financial goals just by putting your paycheck into the bank every couple of weeks, you wouldn’t need the services of a financial advisor. But life isn’t that simple – and so, at some point, you may realize you need some professional assistance. But when? Actually, you […]

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