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9 Things You Need To Know About Money If Your Partner Handles The Finances

  How do you know your partner is good with money if you aren’t?   In my 25+ years as a financial planner, I’ve seen people, often women, relinquish the job of managing money to their spouse. Of course, this isn’t always the case—some women are very interested in finances. But the ones who aren’t … Continue reading “9 Things You Need To Know About Money If Your Partner Handles The Finances”

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Can I Use My HSA To Pay For Botox Treatments?

  One of my friends asked me this question the other day. Here’s what she said: Nancy, I am in sales, so keeping up my appearance is important to career success. Since I turned 50, I’ve started seeing an esthetician and am getting botox injections for deep wrinkles and specialized skin care procedures. My skin … Continue reading “Can I Use My HSA To Pay For Botox Treatments?”

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Your First Step If You Are A Late Starter To Retirement Planning

  If you are over 50 and haven’t started saving for retirement, you most likely already know that you need to save more. Running a retirement calculation that estimates that you’ll work until you’re 80 could be counterproductive. You might just throw your hands up and say, “Why bother?!” You’ll want to map out a … Continue reading “Your First Step If You Are A Late Starter To Retirement Planning”

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Take The Equifax Data Breach Very Seriously. Take These 5 Steps.

  You don’t want identity theft.  Believe me. One of the scariest moments of my life was when my data was stolen. A woman walked around Sacramento with a drivers license with her picture and my data.  Since she had my Social Security number and date of birth, along with false documents, she opened up … Continue reading “Take The Equifax Data Breach Very Seriously. Take These 5 Steps.”

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5 Ways Your HSA Can Unlock Benefits In Retirement

  Aging is inevitable. There are things we can do to stay healthy, but let’s face it: Sometime in the future, our hearing, sight, and even the quality of our teeth will start to diminish.   That knowledge probably makes you want to set aside funds now for your (basically guaranteed) health expenses in the … Continue reading “5 Ways Your HSA Can Unlock Benefits In Retirement”

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5 Money Moves To Make 5 Years Before You Retire

    Retiring is a decision you usually can’t undo. Your employer has most certainly made plans to replace you with a successor who’s been waiting in the wings. So this isn’t one of those choices where you can come back and say, “I’ve changed my mind.”   Retirement planning is complex; there are so … Continue reading “5 Money Moves To Make 5 Years Before You Retire”

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Exercise Your Brain: Take The 4-Word-Story Challenge

  Many locals in Park City, Utah will tell you, “I came for the winters but stayed for the summers.” There is so much to do in Park City in the summer; hiking, mountain biking, outdoor festivals, concerts, and so much more. In fact, there is almost too much to do if you live here … Continue reading “Exercise Your Brain: Take The 4-Word-Story Challenge”

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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Before I Retire?

  Many people, including me, dream of having a “mortgage burning” party the week they retire. The very thought of making my last mortgage payment makes me jump for joy. No mortgage payment means peace of mind, freedom and a strong sense of security. But is it a false sense of security? Given today’s low interest … Continue reading “Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Before I Retire?”

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