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How Much Should You Save by Age 30, 40, 50, & 60

It is agreed that the earlier you start saving for retirement, the better. The big question on the minds of many savers, however, is: “How am I doing?” You may need to save more or less than these amounts based … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of College

How much will your family end up paying for college? Your household’s income may have less influence than you think – and some private colleges may be cheaper than you assume. Private schools sometimes extend the best aid offers. Yes, … Continue reading

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Investing in Your Beliefs

It’s Not Uncommon Many well-educated, socially conscious, and environmentally friendly investors wind up buying shares of companies whose beliefs and business practices are far removed from their own. Why? Often, investors simply haven’t thought about merging their personal beliefs with … Continue reading

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Financial Priorities Young Families Should Address

As you start a family, you start to think more about certain financial matters. Things change when you have kids, so being prepared can make the transition less stressful down the road. Parenting presents you with definite, sudden, financial needs … Continue reading

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Translating Stock Market Jargon

Understanding the terminology used when it comes to stocks, investing, and even Wall Street is challenging to many people. Below are some terms we hear quite often summarized in order to help you. Blue Chips: Stocks that have a history … Continue reading

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Who To Trust With Your Money – 2 Frugal Dudes Podcast

Stephen Rischall,CFP® spoke with Sean Merron, host of the 2 Frugal Dudes podcast  to discuss everything from good (and bad) financial decision making, to investing for the first time, and smart ways to protect yourself from financial fraud. Stephen also shared his … Continue reading

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Should Millennials Be Your Money Models?

Financially, Millennials (or Generation Y) are often criticized for being risk averse and unaware. Is this truth, or is it fiction? In some instances, pure fiction. Here are some good financial habits common to millennials – habits their parents and grandparents … Continue reading

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Is a Home an Investment?

When you buy a home, are you investing? If you buy it to flip it or buy it as a rental property, the answer is yes. If you buy a home simply to live in it, the answer may be … Continue reading

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The Importance of Financial Literacy

If only money came with instructions. If it did, the route toward wealth would be clear and direct. Unfortunately, many people have inadequate financial knowledge, and for them, the path is more obscure. Are most people clueless about financial matters? … Continue reading

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Tax Planning for the Self-Employed

For some, self-employment is the American dream. An opportunity to be your own boss, to maintain a flexible work schedule, and oh yes, to establish a lifelong relationship with your accountant and other financial professionals. While there’s plenty of upside … Continue reading

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How You Can Protect Your Investments from a Crash

Certified Financial Planner Stephen Rischall was featured once again on KNX 1070 In Depth Newsradio where he discussed the current situation of the stock market and whether we should be expecting a crash soon. Check out the live interview below … Continue reading

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Six Keys to Successful Investing

A successful investor maximizes gains and minimizes losses. Though there can be no guarantee that an investment strategy will be successful and of course all investing involves risk, here are six basic principles that may help you invest more successfully … Continue reading

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Are Millennials Taking Their Money Seriously?

See what Stephen Rischall had to say about millennial investors in today’s world. He was recently featured on The Goldstein on Gelt Radio Show where he shared some of his thoughts. Stephen Rischall is an award-winning fiduciary financial advisor. He has … Continue reading

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Millennials in LA are Stressed About Money

I’m a millennial (born between early 1980’s to early 2000’s), the generation developing a reputation of being lazy, technology dependent, and pop-culture obsessed. Embarrassingly, most of my peers admit to knowing more about food, music, and sports than they do … Continue reading

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What Parents Need to Know About Saving for College

If you’re saving for your child’s higher education, you probably have a lot of questions besides “when did college get so incredibly expensive?” One popular savings tool that might puzzle you the most is the 529 Plan. Started in the … Continue reading

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Protection Against Elder Financial Abuse

We are becoming more familiar with the notion of financial abuse targeting elders – scams and other exploitation targeting the savings of people aged 60 and older – but many may think, “it won’t happen to my family” or “my … 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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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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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 bank or a credit card company, it’s essential to know the basic difference between good debts and bad debts. Some … 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 Most Important Financial Concept

I recall many years ago at a Junior Wall Street workshop (yes I really did attend one in my early teens) learning from veteran brokers and traders at the New York Stock Exchange, and hearing them tell me that 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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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 seems people are concerned by the Trump administrations announcement to do away with it. Unfortunately, politics as usual, is getting … Continue reading

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Which is Better: Traditional or Roth IRAs?

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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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 a bonus this year, there are three very important things you should consider doing with it above all else. First, … Continue reading

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The Holiday Gift that Keeps on Giving

Ever notice your closets are packed full? Even if you move to a bigger house with more closet space, you’ll soon fill them up. The inverse is true with our checking accounts. We tend to spend what we have in … 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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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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Robo Technology to Upend Wealth Management Industry

A new survey released by Investopedia, the web’s premier source of trusted financial content, reveals that financial advisors in the U.S. are increasingly incorporating robo-advisory services – automated, algorithm based wealth management advice – and similar new technologies into their … Continue reading

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Halftime Report 2016

As we enter into the second half of the year, our economy has been following a similar pattern as it has in the previous couple of years – a disappointing first quarter leading into a seemingly better second quarter. While … Continue reading

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