Author - Kimberly J. Howard, CFP®, CRPC®, ADPA®

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How To Fund Your Way To College
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Top Tips for Foreign Investing
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The Current State Of Social Security
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5 Tips To Help You Save Money And Start Investing
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Surviving The Seasonal Stress Of Filing Taxes

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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Top Tips for Foreign Investing

As the global economy seeks to expand, more investors are finding that their portfolios are becoming inevitably diversified from foreign markets. Products that reach consumers at a global level almost always involve an international supply chain that requires various investments in various foreign markets. For example, investors might find infrastructure or job training investments in India are needed in order to service a customer service need or deliver an inexpensive product to consumers in rural areas.

Products made cheaply in China that reach a global audience also requires investments in shipping, marketing, and advertising in other markets. Niche companies in …

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The Current State Of Social Security

Democrats are typically the staunchest supporters of the American social safety net, particularly when it comes to Medicare and Social Security. Thus, it came as a surprise when President Obama submitted a budget that made some concessions to congressional Republicans on Social Security.

The crux of the President’s proposal for Social Security was that its benefits would be linked to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). As it stands, Social Security pension benefits are periodically evaluated and adjusted for inflation, which makes cost-of-living cost increases manageable for pensioners. By tying benefits to the CPI, people receiving Social Security benefits would get …

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5 Tips To Help You Save Money And Start Investing

Many Americans faced with the opportunity to invest, have not yet started because of uncertainty with how to get started or because they don’t think they have enough money saved. For those looking to start saving money to invest, the following are five helpful tips:

Tip #1 Eliminate Credit Card Debt

Killing your credit card debt is one of the first steps you should take in order to start saving money. The best approach when doing this is to pay off credit cards with the highest interest rates first. You should also make an attempt to pay more than the …

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Surviving The Seasonal Stress Of Filing Taxes

It’s often said that the winter holidays are the most stressful time of year, but I bet anyone who has to file an income tax return could easily argue against that contention. With mounting anxiety, Americans often procrastinate for weeks or months before rushing around to collect all the necessary paperwork they need to file. Finally they sit down to face the task – often unaware of which way their return will fall. Will they owe this year or get a tax refund?

The economic demands of our day make this season of stress even more challenging for many. With …

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