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Financial Planning

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  • Fewer workers saving for retirement, more under financial stress

    Workers' confidence about their retirement is at a near-record low. Fewer are salting away money for their later years, and the majority have less than $25,000 in savings and investments. But their biggest worry isn't retirement. It's job security....
  • Financial planning for same-sex couples who seek to wed

    Same-sex marriage, signed into law Thursday in Maryland, will bring significant changes to gay and lesbian couples here. But to their personal finances, maybe not so much. "They are not going to see a huge immediate change in finances," says Mark Scurti,...
  • Eight things you might not know about Social Security

    Most of us know some basics about Social Security. We understand retirees can start taking retirement benefits at age 62. We realize we'll get a bigger monthly check if we wait a few years more until our normal retirement age to tap benefits. And who...
  • 5 reasons why you should stash cash in an emergency fund

    5 reasons why you should stash cash in an emergency fund
    It seems like a waste of your hard-earned money to put it in an emergency fund when all you have to do is pull out your credit card to pay for the unexpected. But financial planners say there are five vital reasons why you should continue to keep a...
  • 3 investing, saving strategies to calm nerves in turbulent times

    3 investing, saving strategies to calm nerves in turbulent times
    Congressional gridlock, the state's high unemployment rate and the gyrating stock market has made many nervous in South Florida. Financial planners recommend three strategies to help calm nerves -- and keep your net worth intact in these turbulent times,...
  • South Florida kids: Win a financial planning contest

    South Florida kids: Win a financial planning contest
    Three South Florida students who have the right stuff -- as in money sense -- may win up to $250 by writing an essay of up to 1,200 words on personal finance. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater  is launching a Florida Students $ave Essay...
  • Cómo salir a flote tras perder el empleo

    Cómo salir a flote tras perder el empleo
    Muchas personas que han perdido sus empleos en el sur de Florida han encontrado nuevos trabajos después de la Gran Recesión a medida que baja la tasa de desempleo—registrada en a 5.7 por ciento en Broward y 7 por ciento en Palm Beach en mayo. Pero...
  • Most households will pay thousands of dollars more in taxes if politicians can't compromise

    Most households will pay thousands of dollars more in taxes if politicians can't compromise
    President Barack Obama signaled on election night that he's willing to work with leaders in both parties on deficit reduction and tax reform. And House Speaker John A. Boehner said a day later that Republicans were open to new revenue. Is compromise...
  • Investors urged to be careful but stay the course as the markets rollercoaster

    Investors urged to be careful but stay the course as the markets rollercoaster
    Financial planners have been trying to both warn and reassure nervous investors over the stock markets' recent plummets. In fact, CNBC financial guru, Suze Orman, who owns a home in North Broward, advised in a tweet that "these markets could continue...
  • 3 ways to teach kids how to manage money wisely

    3 ways to teach kids how to manage money wisely
    With South Florida kids back in school, now’s as good a time as any to educate kids about finance. Most of today's parents are already trying to teach money management at an earlier age, before their sons and daughters turn 12, a recent survey from...
  • Free day of classes, personal sessions about managing money

    Free day of classes, personal sessions about managing money
    You can't figure out how to save more out of your paycheck. You don't even know where the heck your money is going. There's a solution: You can learn how to manage your money at free classes and one-on-one counseling sessions during South Florida...