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Preventing a Debit Card Hack

Preventing a Debit Card Hack

How can you plan to protect yourself against this increasingly common crime?

 

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bigstock-Colorful-stack-of-credit-cards-small.jpgDebit card data theft has surged lately. According to FICO’s Card Alert Service, the number of businesses or ATM locations where debit cards were hacked rose 26% from 2015 to 2016. Additionally, the number of compromised cards has steadily risen during this decade.1

Will You Really Be Able to Work Longer?

Will You Really Be Able to Work Longer?

You may assume you will. That assumption could be a retirement planning risk.

 

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bigstock-Retirement-Plan-Savings-Senio-small.jpgHow long do you think you will work? Are you one of those baby boomers (or Gen Xers) who believes he or she can work past 65?

 

Some pre-retirees are basing their entire retirement transition on that belief, and that could be financially perilous.

Talking to Your Kids About Your Wealth

Talking to Your Kids About Your Wealth

How can you convey its importance and its meaning?

 

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bigstock-Girl-Saving-Money-With-Family--smaller.jpgAre you an owner of a thriving business or a medical or legal practice? Are you a highly paid executive? If you have children, at some point they may discern how wealthy you are – and in turn, learn how “rich” they are. How will you handle that moment? How will they handle that knowledge?

Exemplar Financial Network President, David Hubbard, Speaks with Elected Officials about Financial Regulation Reform

Exemplar Financial Network President, David Hubbard Speaks with Elected Officials about Financial Regulation Reform

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Beware of Emotions Affecting Your Money Decisions

 

Beware of Emotions Affecting Your Money Decisions

Today’s impulsive moves could breed tomorrow’s regrets.

 

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bigstock-Dog-With-Calculator-Cents-small.jpgWhen emotions and money intersect, the effects can be financially injurious. Emotions can cause us to overreact – or not act at all when we should.  

 

Think of the investors who always respond to sudden Wall Street volatility. That emotional response may not be warranted, and they may come to regret it.

One Couple, Two Different Retirements

 

One Couple, Two Different Retirements?

After many years together, some retired spouses may find their daily routines far apart.

 

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bigstock-A-senior-adult-couple-sitting--small.jpgWhen you see online ads or TV commercials about retirement planning, do they ever show baby boomer couples arguing? No. After all, retirement planning is about the pursuit of a happy outcome – a fun and emotionally rewarding “second act” that spouses and partners can share.

Why Retirees Need Good Credit Scores

 

Why Retirees Need Good Credit Scores

Careers & businesses end, but the need to borrow remains.

 

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bigstock-Colorful-stack-of-credit-cards-small.jpgWe spend much of our adult lives working, borrowing, and buying. A good credit score is our ally along the way. It retains its importance when we retire.

 

Retirees should do everything they can to maintain their credit rating. A FICO score of 700 or higher is useful whether an individual works or not. 

The Real Cost of College

The Real Cost of College

 

It may not be what you think. 

 

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bigstock-Student-loan-18077153 250 wide.jpgHow much will your family end up paying for college? Your household’s income may have less influence than you think – and some private colleges may be cheaper than you assume.

Having the Money Talk With Your Children

 

Having the Money Talk with Your Children

 

How much financial knowledge do they have?

 

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bigstock-Girl-Saving-Money-With-Family--smaller.jpgSome young adults manage to acquire a fair amount of financial literacy. In the classroom or the workplace, they learn a great deal about financial principles. Others lack such knowledge and learn money lessons by paying, to reference William Blake, “the price of experience.”

Exemplar Financial Network Welcomes David Trowbridge, Financial Advisor

Exemplar Financial Network Welcomes David Trowbridge, Financial Advisor

Dave Trowbridge.jpg[Crystal Lake, IL – May 22, 2017] ] David Trowbridge joins Exemplar Financial Network’s team of financial advisors.

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