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Take Steps to Boost Your Retirement Security

By Gwen Hodges To raise awareness about the importance of saving for retirement, Congress has dedicated Oct. 21-27 as National Retirement Security Week. And the evidence shows that increasing this awareness is indeed important. Consider this: Some 50 percent of households are considered at risk of not having enough money to maintain their living standards […]

Financial Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

By Gwen Hodges If you are, or will be, a caregiver for elderly parents or another close family member living with Alzheimer’s disease, you may experience some emotional stress – but you also need to be aware of the financial issues involved and what actions you can take to help address them. You will find […]

Help Protect vulnerable Family Members from Scam Artists

By Gwen Hodges If you have older family members whose cognitive functions or decisionmaking abilities have declined, or who are lonely or recently widowed, you might need to help protect them against financial scams. What steps should you take? First of all, try to gain a good sense of their overall financial activity. Look for […]

Work Toward Your Own Financial Independence Day

By Gwen Hodges We’re getting close to the Fourth of July, our national Independence Day. This celebration may get you thinking of the many freedoms you enjoy. But have you thought of what you might need to do to attain financial freedom? Your first step is to define what financial independence signifies to you. For […]

Your Investment ‘Garden’ strategy

By Gwen Hodges If you’re a gardener, your busy season is at hand, as April has been designated National Garden Month. But could the skills you deploy at gardening be transferred to other areas of your life – such as investing? Here are a few ideas for doing just that: • Establish a timeline. As […]

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