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Ways to Ease the Cost of College

By: Elisabeth - May 1, 2019 - 12:20 pm

A look at grants, scholarships, 529 plans, and other methods. Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP® How much could a college education cost in the 2030s? You may want to take a deep breath and sit down before reading the next paragraph. A MassMutual analysis projects that four years of tuition, room, and board  Read more…


Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

By: Elisabeth - April 1, 2019 - 9:55 am

Six overlooked tax deductions to help you manage your tax bill. Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP® Who among us wants to pay the Internal Revenue Service more taxes than we have to? While few may raise their hands to voluntarily pay more taxes, Americans regularly overpay because they fail to take tax deductions  Read more…


Set Goals as You Save & Invest

By: Elisabeth - March 4, 2019 - 8:45 am

Turn your intent into a commitment. Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP® Goals give you focus. To find and establish your investing and saving goals, first ask yourself what you want to accomplish. Do you want to build an emergency fund? Build college savings for your child? Have a large retirement fund by age  Read more…


Managing Volatility through Diversification

By: Elisabeth - February 1, 2019 - 9:28 am

Shelley Schexnayder, Communications, Senior Advisor at 1st Global April 12, 2018 It’s impossible to time the market perfectly or completely avoid market fluctuations, and every year, there is significant rotation on which of the asset classes at right perform well or poorly. So how can long-term investors not only endure market fluctuations but plan for  Read more…


Staying the Course in the Face of Uncertainty

By: Elisabeth - January 2, 2019 - 9:34 am

By the Investment Management Research Group of 1st Global February 2018 When fear and uncertainty find their way into headlines, investors should ignore the herd and “stay the course.” While there is no magic formula for handicapping a stock market correction, it is not uncommon for resoundingly jubilant investor sentiment to precede a sudden spate  Read more…