Archive - May 24, 2013

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How To Fund Your Way To College
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A Fee-Only Financial Planner Can Help You Live Within Your Means
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Three Ideas For Improving Annual Shareholder Meetings

How To Fund Your Way To College

With the cost of college rising quicker than the inflation in this country, figuring out how to save for college can be quite a task. However, college is the best investment that can be made—individuals with college degrees make twice as much, on average, than those with just high school diplomas. So, the perilous road towards saving for college must be taken. Check out the following ideas to make saving for college a little bit simpler for you:

Where to Save

Some people prefer saving their money in bank accounts as opposed to stocks. With bank accounts, though there are …

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A Fee-Only Financial Planner Can Help You Live Within Your Means

Financial planning can help you reach retirement goals and keep you from making spending blunders and keep you from developing a lifestyle in which you are constantly trying to make up for spending mistakes.

In “Signs You’re Living Beyond Your MeansYahoo! offers some tough love for those of us who think we are doing just fine but fail to realize that we are overspending.  By their definition you’re living beyond your means if:

  • “You couldn’t survive financially without your job’s income for at least six months.”
  • You’re saving less than 10% of your pay.
  • Your mortgage payment
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Three Ideas For Improving Annual Shareholder Meetings

Most annual shareholder meetings are nothing more than a required dog-and-pony show. Genworth Financial’s annual shareholder meeting held on May 15, 2013, was no exception. Several improvements could be made to make these meetings more inviting.

The room was filled up just as it had been the last time I had attended the Genworth shareholder meeting two years ago. Behind the executive panelist table, the first three rows were full of dark suits, mostly men, who are either current or pending directors waiting for election. Shareholders were left to find seats behind this cadre of fraternal directors and executives.

One …

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