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Vacation or Staycation?
Everyone needs time away now and then – from work, school, people, and even from responsibility. Traditionally, families look forward
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Protection from Creditors
When you find yourself in a scenario that you must deal with debt collectors, these seven tips will help you
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Coping with the Loss of a Loved One
Coping with the Loss of Your Spouse and its Financial Impact Losing a spouse is a stressful transition. And the
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The Curious Case of Good Debt vs. Bad Debt
“Good debt is a powerful tool but a bad debt can kill you.” Before you knock the door of a
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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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