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Below you will find the columns terry has written by date.

Boomers Need Smartphones

January 24, 2017

If the very word "fintech" makes you flinch, you may be a baby boomer who has sworn off most "modern" money technologies. You're not alone. A 2016 Federal Reserve study found that only 18 percent of those over the age of 60 use mobile banking services (vs. 67 percent between the ages of 18 to..

Naming a Beneficiary

January 17, 2017

Someone is going to get your money when you die. Do you know who that will be? What a shame if the money you worked so hard to accumulate over a lifetime were to go to the tax collector, or your ex-spouse, or a relative you haven’t spoken to in years. Read It Here

Coming Pension Defaults

January 10, 2017

For millions of union workers, part of the attraction of paying union dues over a lifetime of work was the promise of a lifetime a pension. Now, as a result of years of mismanagement, bad investments, or bad assumptions on returns, some funds are running out of money to keep their pension promises to union..

Patience is an Investing Virtue

While economists and stock gurus spend this month making forecasts, ordinary investors are faced with the challenge of figuring out how to allocate their 40l(k), IRA, and other retirement accounts. To do that well, you don’t need a crystal ball to forecast either economic growth or market results. What you do need is . ...

Don’t Make a Resolution — Make a PLAN!

December 27, 2016

Resolutions made at this time of year tend to have lofty goals: lose weight, stop smoking, get out of debt. And while these goals are certainly worthy, it’s an old Savage Truth that a goal without a plan is just a dream! Read It Here

Now’s The Time to Create Your Budget

December 19, 2016

Making a budget is likely at the bottom of your “to do” list at this time of year, but when is a better time to do it? Now you can look back at all of your spending — and overspending. And it’s the perfect time to plan for the year ahead. Here are three easy..



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