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Financial Fitness: Take steps to prevent identity theft: secure, shred, protect
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Financial Fitness: Take steps to prevent identity theft: secure, shred, protect

How can you protect yourself from becoming a statistic?

Financial Fitness: How to avoid financial golf yips in retirement
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Financial Fitness: How to avoid financial golf yips in retirement

If you’re a golfer, you know the joys of the game. But you might not realize that some of the lessons you learn.

Financial Fitness: Estate executor plays difficult and crucial role
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Financial Fitness: Estate executor plays difficult and crucial role

Someday your mother, other family member or friend may ask you to be the executor of their estate, or you may ask someone to be one for you. Before you take on the role, or assign it, be sure you know what it will entail.

Financial Fitness: Protect yourself against monetary disasters
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Financial Fitness: Protect yourself against monetary disasters

It’s not something anyone wants to think about, much less discuss, but your financial strategy needs to protect the assets and lifestyle you’ve worked so hard to create.

Financial Fitness: How to choose an investment adviser
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Financial Fitness: How to choose an investment adviser

There’s a lot to know about investing so getting professional help is a good idea.

Financial Fitness: New Year’s financial resolutions worth making
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Financial Fitness: New Year’s financial resolutions worth making

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make but harder to keep.

Financial Fitness: In a volatile market, remain calm
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Financial Fitness: In a volatile market, remain calm

In recent months, stocks have fallen sharply from their record highs, with one-day drops that can rightfully be called “dizzying.” As an investor, what are you to make of this volatility?

Financial Fitness: Don’t get trampled by the herd
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Financial Fitness: Don’t get trampled by the herd

Every year in early July, thousands of people “run with the bulls” in Pamplona, Spain. While the event is exciting, it is also hazardous, and many runners have been badly injured over the years. As an investor, running with the herd may be just as dangerous for you— if you’re […]

Financial Fitness: There are no  secrets to success
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Financial Fitness: There are no secrets to success

Many people look for the secrets to investment success. Is it timing the market just right? Is it finding those hot stocks or getting in on the ground floor of the next big thing? These types of moves have little relevance to the vast majority of investors — even the […]

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Financial Fitness: Three ways to use life insurance for charitable giving

Using life insurance for charitable giving can be an effective strategy to help you support registered charities of your choice.