Your Volatility Survival Guide: 5 Things to Remember When the Market Drops

You can’t always tune out the news. But as an investor, it’s always worthwhile to keep the headlines in perspective. Especially when market volatility confronts you with a nonstop barrage of stories, statistics, and opinions that make you think the sky is falling. To avoid making potentially costly and unnecessary moves with your portfolio, step back and consider these five things to help ensure you’re getting the real picture.

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Financial Organization – 5 Easy Areas to Simplify (and Improve) Your Financial Life

While on maternity leave, I had some extra time to read and tackle projects that had been on my mind. A friend recommended the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. In the book, Marie takes you through her process to declutter your home.

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Estate Planning: A Checklist for Your Family Survivors

Keeping your important family documents in good order for your heirs is truly a gift to them. It can save your children hours of frustration having to play detective to piece everything together during a time that may also be very emotionally difficult. While this may take some work up front on your part, having organized family records is essential should a family member die or become disabled.

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What to Expect from The Nation’s New Tax Law

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that emerged from the conference of House and Senate Republicans and was signed into law by President Trump makes many significant changes to the nation’s tax code. Some are intended to be permanent, while others will expire after 2025 unless renewed. What’s in the new tax bill? And how will the latest changes in our tax code affect you? We’ve prepared a summary of some of the key tax changes for 2018 and the years ahead.

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Financial Preparedness for Maternity Leave

As a full-time working mother who is preparing for maternity leave for my second son, I felt this was a good time to reflect on the true financial impact women face when taking time off from work to care for a newborn, and the important to-do’s to keep your financial life in good order.

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