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Financial Planning for Women

Will you live to be 100? If you’re a woman, your odds of becoming a centenarian are seemingly better than those of men. In the 2010 U.S. Census, over 80% of Americans aged 100 or older were women. Will you … Continue reading

Economic Update 04/14/14

HOUSEHOLD SENTIMENT REACHES 9-MONTH PEAK The University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment rose 2.6 points in its preliminary April reading, bouncing back from a 4-month low of 80.0 at the end of March to a high unseen since last … Continue reading

What is High-Frequency Trading?

Is Wall Street out of control? Main Street and Wall Street are abuzz over Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, the new book from Berkeley-based journalist Michael Lewis (author of Moneyball and The Blind Side, London School of Economics graduate … Continue reading

Economic Update 04/07/14

PAYROLLS EXPAND BY 192,000 IN MARCH This gain almost met Wall Street’s expectations. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had forecast 200,000 new jobs. March’s hiring didn’t move the Labor Department’s unemployment indicators much: the jobless rate remained at 6.7%, the labor … Continue reading

Inheriting Money: Why Anderson Cooper Says No Thanks

CNN news-show host Anderson Cooper is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt — a successful fashion and interior designer and daughter to the Vanderbilt railroad and shipping empire who is believed to be worth $200 million. Is Anderson chomping at the … Continue reading

Quoted in the BBC on Human Capital – The Financial Risk You Don’t Know You’re Taking

Read the BBC Capital column titled The Financial Risk You Don’t Know You’re Taking Excerpt: At its simplest, human capital is the asset that you, personally, bring to the table every day. It’s the embodiment of your potential to earn income. … Continue reading

Economic Update 03/31/14

A SENSE OF OPTIMISM ON MAIN STREET The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index reached a six-year peak this month, climbing 4.0 points to 82.3. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast a gain of 0.3 points to 78.6. Additionally, new Commerce … Continue reading

What Does Your Retirement Look Like?

Financially, how might retirement differ from your expectations? To some degree, it will. Just as few weathercasters can accurately predict a month’s worth of temperatures and storms, few retirees find their financial futures playing out as precisely as they assumed. … Continue reading

8 Strategies to Stay Strong During a Divorce

Robert Pagliarini contributed a column to Forbes titled “How to Stay Strong & Get What You Deserve in a Divorce“. This is an excerpt: Most clients want to move on with their lives and experience peace and happiness again. But … Continue reading

What Is a Divorce Financial Advisor?

A divorce financial advisor is a financial advisor that focuses on helping clients navigate the unique and complex financial issues of a divorce. How does a divorce financial planner differ from a traditional financial planner? The gold standard in financial planning … Continue reading