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Can I Pay Off One Credit Card with Another?
A recent phone call from a friend asking a question for another friend prompted my consideration as to the ins
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Financial Coaching or Financial Planning?
Most consumers realize at some point in time that there are questions about money that aren’t an inherent or learned
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Five Star Wealth Manager Award – Matt Stadelman
Five Star Professional Honors Matt Stadelman of 1080 Financial Group with the 2017 Five Star Wealth Manager Award Award winners
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The Most Important Financial Concept
I recall many years ago at a Junior Wall Street workshop (yes I really did attend one in my early
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How to (Un) – Kill Your Credit Score
If you’ve ever gone online to get your credit score or visited with a lender to borrow money and found
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The True Cost of Taking a Break
Every one of us looks forward to taking a break from our routines sooner or later. Whether it’s to visit
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Top 3 Things for Your Tax Refund
It won’t be long until nearly everyone in America will participate in the annual activity of filing their taxes to
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Teaching Your Kids About Money
I recall from my life as a young teen that, after spending most of my years fully ignorant of the
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DIY Family Style
At a time when just about everyone in the household who can work goes to their job every day, maybe
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Real Cost of Home Improvements
Buying a home is a big decision and an even bigger investment. For many, purchasing a home will be their
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Protecting Parents from Financial Abuse
News about financial elder abuse becoming more common nowadays. Whether it’s via phone, mail, internet, or even through direct interaction,
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Time to Get Out of Debt
If you are waking up at night wondering how in the world you will ever pay off debt and continue
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Fiduciary Education Better than Regulation
There’s been a lot of buzz in the media again lately about the DOL Fiduciary Rule. In large part, it
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Turn Off the Lights
Although there are many ways to curb household expenses, one of the areas that often gets the least consistent attention
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Step Down Spending
Whether you’ve lost a job or are considering intentionally reducing your spending in an effort to save more or prepare
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Save on THIS in January
Every year, many experts publish articles and lists of items that go on sale big time throughout the year. We
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Which is better, a Traditional or Roth IRA?
Let’s start with the basics. IRA stands for Individual Retirement Account and just about anyone can open one. In order
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Achieving Goals in 2017 the SMART way
It just happened again, 2017 is here and just like last year it seems that time is passing by faster
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Top 3 Holiday Bonus Ideas
The end of the year is near and that means it’s holiday bonus time! If you’re fortunate enough to receive
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