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SMART Goals for the New Year!

I called up my mom to say hello for the first time this year. We started talking about “resolutions”, and she brought up a good point that, “making a New Year’s resolution is just a promise that will be broken … Continue reading

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Spend Money the Smart Way This Holiday Season on KNX 1070

Spend money the smart way this holiday season. Charles Feldman and Mike Simpson, hosts of KNX 1070 In Depth, interview award winning financial planner Stephen Rischall, to discuss smart holiday spending habits and how to avoid mountains of debt so you … Continue reading

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Switching Jobs and Your 401(k)

Ready to quit your present job and grab an exciting offer from a top-notch company? Great! You’re all set to make a fresh start in your career. But what will you do with your old 401K account? You need to … Continue reading

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New Updates in 1080 eMoney

Starting on August 22, we are releasing an update to your 1080 eMoney Personal Financial Website. The updates are intended to help organize and make things even easier by creating a better user-friendly experience. Here’s What’s Changing:  – A modern … Continue reading

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Our Ultimate Financial Survival Guide

Check out our new Ultimate Financial Survival Guide! It provides helpful tips and insight regarding various topics that are all geared towards helping you set up a solid financial foundation. The Ultimate Financial Survival Guide discusses: – setting financial goals … Continue reading

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A Goal Without a Plan is Nothing

Even though it’s a busy time for most of us, it’s also a great time to consider (or reconsider) our life goals, especially as they relate to how we use our precious resources – time, energy and money. And, in … Continue reading

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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 to these times to have the chance to discover, relax, and to engage in activities that aren’t typical day-to-day events. … Continue reading

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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 part of knowledge and skills. Unless a family member, teacher, friend, or other resource took the time and had the … Continue reading

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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 family or friends over a holiday, a weekend trip to the mountains to ski, or a kid-cation to one of … Continue reading

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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 determine their refund, if they owe more or will break even. Most of us know ahead of filing our state … Continue reading

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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 money our family had or frankly worrying about it at all, my mother made it clear to me and my … Continue reading

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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 it’s time to consider doing some of the tasks around the house that we have been paying someone else to … Continue reading

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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 all of the regular expenses incurred day to day for 2017, it’s a great time to consider how you’d approach … Continue reading

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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 is the use of utilities and the associated costs. Often it’s as easy as remembering to turn off lights as … Continue reading

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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 for retirement, there are ways to step your costs down a notch or two without altering your lifestyle entirely. Many … Continue reading

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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 to contribute to an IRA you must have earned income. Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs have many similarities, but there … Continue reading

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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 and faster. If you haven’t already, take a moment to reflect on where you were the beginning of last year. … Continue reading

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Last Year’s Money Diet Resolution

The year is almost over and it’s time to take stock of where you’ve been and what still needs to be accomplished through the remainder of the year. More than likely you made a New Year’s resolution related to your … Continue reading

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Childhood Lessons from Holiday Shopping

A long time ago while raising a 7 year old alone, I decided it was time for yet another money activity and learning opportunity for my son. Fortunately I had opened what used to be called a “Christmas Club Savings … Continue reading

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Let the Holidays Begin

As the new year approaches, it can bring up a lot of anxiety around impending holidays and all the “extras” this time of the year involves. Think about it – there’s extra food, extra or new clothes, extra events, extra … Continue reading

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College Roommate Food Fights

Whether you are heading to college this fall for the very first time or a returning student, there are always plenty of decisions – what courses to take, major, minor, how much to borrow, how much to work – but … Continue reading

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Going to College? File your FAFSA now!

If you are planning to enter college in the next year and you also want to learn what financial aid options are available to you and your family, you MUST get busy and complete the Free Application for Student Aid … Continue reading

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Yes, There Really is a National Financial Planning Month

Did you know October is national financial planning month? Probably not, but hopefully the title gave that away. Someone much wiser than I once said “a goal without a plan is just a wish”, and they were right! When asked, … Continue reading

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The Feel Good of Saving

How does it start – the “feel good” of saving money? It’s a tough question to answer. Maybe it happens all at once and you wake up and say “oh, I’m going to start saving money today” and then you … Continue reading

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Do Your Money Behaviors Match Your Values?

When it comes to your money and other personal resources do your insides match your outsides? Strange question you say – what in the world does that mean? Think of it this way, what is REALLY important to you? Is … Continue reading

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The Grocery Store Dilemma

I recall a trip to the the grocery store where I noted a mother with two small children picking up a pint bottle of bleach with a price tag of $ 1.69 when right next to it was a gallon … Continue reading

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Thinking of Buying a Home?

There’s a whole body of study and opinion around housing options and choices – renting versus buying is certainly one of the main considerations. And where to live is right up there as well. Buying a home isn’t for everyone. … Continue reading

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40 Under 40 Top Young Advisers

InvestmentNews recognizes Los Angeles’ top young financial adviser Stephen Rischall, Co-Founder at 1080 Financial Group, as one of its 40 Under 40 honorees. Stephen was selected from more than 800 nominations based on his accomplishments, leadership, and contributions to the financial advisory … Continue reading

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Not Motivated by Money

The other day I was meeting with a successful entrepreneur at his office, we had a great conversation about business and marketing. He’s a sharp guy and you can tell he has a lot of great stories, but then, midway … Continue reading

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Why the Financial Industry is Still Broken

I’ve been investing in the stock market since I was 13 and began working in financial services during my junior year of college. I’ve experienced the tech boom and bust, a real estate bubble, the great recession, and the largest … Continue reading

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