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Does this fast-growing industry fit within financial planning? It’s complicated.

Notwithstanding the pros and cons of medical marijuana, the legalization of cannabis for recreational use may be hazardous to your wealth. And then again, maybe it will help you reach new (investment) highs.

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Average national credit score is over 700, but risks still exist

When it comes to our credit score, Americans are doing the best we’ve ever done.

Since bottoming out with an average FICO Score of 686 in October 2009 – incidentally one year after the stock market crash of 2008 – scores have rise...

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And now her $80 million estate is in probate court

When legendary singer Aretha Franklin died of advanced pancreatic cancer at age 76, she did not have a will or trust, according to documents filed in Oakland County Probate Court. And now the $80 million estate of the intensely private Queen of So...

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For those looking to buy a home, here are some tips to help facilitate the financing aspect of the sale:

  1. Conduct an informal analysis of your finances before approaching your lender. You may avoid surprises by taking the time to assess your current financial situation. Be sure to collect full d...

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Now is a good time to check-in and see how you’re really doing

Amid the draining heat of mid-summer, do you remember your New Year’s resolutions regarding your personal financial planning? How are you coming with your to-do list?

Time passes. Our children grow up and we get older. Sand keeps pas...

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Maybe your charitable donations should stay in your zip code?

For many of us, buying locally matters. We’ve all heard the term and seen the signs: Shop Locally. Eat Locally. But let’s extend that thought for a minute: do you consider giving to your local charities?

The fact is we are bombarded w...

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