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Some life transitions, such as a career change, are planned. Others, such as job loss or divorce, can be sudden and unexpected. These situations often create concerns about money and your changing lifestyle. One way of dealing with this insecurity is to determine your financial staying power, which...

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We’re all busy. There is always some new item on our constantly growing to-do lists. Some tasks are fun to take on others are tedious, boring, long or all the above. But some of the most important to-do’s in our lives often get overlooked because -- well, let’s face it -- they’re not all that fun.

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Your emergency cash fund is as important as your retirement funds

The partial government shutdown could result in 800,000 federal workers across the county missing a paycheck on January 11th. And if the shutdown continues to drag on, it’s possible that these workers won’t receive another paycheck...

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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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