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How Will Fracking Affect Your Homeowners Insurance?

By Alice Holbrook for NerdWallet The method of natural gas drilling known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has caused controversy across the U.S. Advocates argue that it promises... Read >>

Joe Young

5 Tax Moves To Make This Fall

In case you were not paying attention to the 40 updates the IRS announced  last year for this tax year -- or if you just need a refresher -- here are the highlights from the bill that are... Read >>


Balance Transfer Credit Cards: What to Do When Your Credit Limit is Too Low

By Lindsay Konsko for NerdWallet We’ve all been there: You recognize a problem with your finances, come up with a plan to deal with it, then hit a snag. For example, many people trying to pay... Read >>


7 Retirement Investing Mistakes

By Sheyna Steiner for Few investors, if any, sail through life without making mistakes, but when it comes to retirement investing, serious missteps can cost you. For instance,... Read >>


Investing and Financial Planning: What Do Millennials Want to Know?

By Laura R. Knolle , MS, CFP®  Learn more about Laura on  NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Millennials will one day rule the world—but who is helping them rule their pocketbooks?... Read >>

Joe Young

What Is Asset Allocation, And How Do You Use It Correctly?

When sketching out a retirement portfolio, many complex phrases are thrown around by HR departments, employers and financial advisors — often with little explanation — leaving employees feeling... Read >>

Martin Tillier

Lessons From The Failure Of Bitcoin Trader

I guess it is a sign of maturity and acceptance that Bitcoin is now rumored to have its very own Ponzi scheme, but it isn’t a welcome one. According to this report on , the Bitcoin... Read >>


Do Millennials Prefer Small Banks?

By David McMillin for It looks like many young account holders are opting to keep their money away from big banks. According to a new survey conducted by the Independent Community... Read >>


How To Make Money On The Side

By Dana Dratch for Wish you could come up with a few extra bucks this month? Chances are, you can. And you don't necessarily have to go out and land a second job to do it. ... Read >>

Joe Young

Estate Planning Guide 101: A Basic Guide To Establishing Your Estate

Although often neglected, drawing up an estate plan is as essential to your legacy’s future as drawing up a simple will. A trust, or estate, is not the same as a will  - and both are... Read >>

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