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When a Loved One Dies

Published October 29, 2015 3368 Views

Many of us have seen families, maybe our own, go through transitions where you may be caring for your children as well as your aging parents. This burden not only impacts the family emotionally but also financially. Many adult children are faced with challenging situations of affording and organizin...

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Do You Have Aging Parents? It's Time to Talk

Published October 13, 2015 3353 Views

You are not alone if the thought of asking your aging parents about the way they handle their household finances--or how they'd feel about moving to a nursing home fills you with anxiety. However, you can't afford to delay this conversation. As your parents get older, it's important to sit down with...

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Investing vs. Paying Off Debt: Which one is right?

Published October 6, 2015 3673 Views

Looking at the numbers, the process for eliminating debt is anything but an easy-to-solve financial equation. Yet, many people wonder if they should pay off their debt as quickly as possible or invest their money, letting debt payments run their course. Theories about balancing investing with debt vary widely.

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Should you really look at a new Medicare plan?

Published September 30, 2015 3236 Views

Most of us are really intelligent people, but not exactly experts when it comes to Medicare, and it can be an extremely frustrating and overwhelming task to review so many Medicare plans. Next week, Medicare eligible persons will be getting their annual notice of change from the current plan as w...

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Claiming Social Security: What's right for you?

Published September 29, 2015 3462 Views

Let's face it, when Social Security is discussed most people either A.) Doubt if it will be around for them; B.) Find it confusing to figure out how and when to take it; or C.) Avoid the topic because it's all together too confusing.Yet, Social Security is an important cornerstone of many retirement...

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A $258+ Billion Dollar Savings Option

Published September 16, 2015 3297 Views

According to the College Savings Plan Network, as of this June, assets in 529 Plans had grown 5.6% from last year reaching a record level of approximately $258 billion. While the growth is impressive what does this mean to you?When preparing to send children to college it is important to consider th...

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Lean In

Published September 9, 2015 3405 Views

Today we're publishing an article written last week by Brennan Redmond, CFA; a Senior Vice President of Brighton Securities. Brennan's piece is particularly timely given the market's volatility, though his opinions should not be taken as personalized investment advice for you. We always advise consu...

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Keep These Tips Ready as Market Volatility Continues

Published September 8, 2015 3049 Views

It is hard, for everyone, to watch investments fluctuate in value. Sometimes it can be hard for investors to stay in the game. Here are a few helpful tips which can help when the stock market loses:You MAY get a tax break- in non-retirement accounts. While it is great to have gains, even when paying...

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Don't Panic and Keep Perspective

Published September 3, 2015 3307 Views

There is no way around the truth: this year has been choppy and the most recent market performance has been volatile. Yes, investors have unrealized losses and it is simply impossible to know what will happen today, tomorrow, or next week. Yet, there is no reason to panic. We have seen worse and man...

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Selling at the Right Time

Published September 2, 2015 3550 Views

Shock, anger, just plain mad? I felt those feelings too, upon hearing that the Bills had released fan-favorite Fred Jackson on Monday. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more beloved athlete in western New York than Fred Jackson, and many were upset with Bills for cutting a player that meant so muc...

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