Articles written by: Deborah Leahy

Financial Fitness: There are no secrets to investment success, only a cool head
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Financial Fitness: There are no secrets to investment success, only a cool head

There really aren’t any shortcuts to reaching your desired financial destination.

Financial Fitness: Avoid “overconcentration” of your investments
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Financial Fitness: Avoid “overconcentration” of your investments

Why is it risky to have a single stock take up a sizable amount of your portfolio?

Financial Fitness: How mutual fund management fees work
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Financial Fitness: How mutual fund management fees work

You may have heard that some mutual fund companies are reducing management fees. You might even own funds that have recently cut fees. But what are they?

Financial Fitness: Prepare for your annual financial review
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Financial Fitness: Prepare for your annual financial review

Given the complexities of the investment world, working with a financial professional can help you move toward your goals such as a comfortable retirement.

Financial Fitness: Whom are you investing for?
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Financial Fitness: Whom are you investing for?

Why go through the fluctuations of the financial markets, the worry over interest rate movements, the fears of today and the uncertainties of tomorrow?

Financial Fitness: What can you learn from the Oracle of Omaha?
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Financial Fitness: What can you learn from the Oracle of Omaha?

Warren Buffet, known as the “Oracle from Omaha,” is considered one of the most successful investors in history.

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Financial Fitness: During holidays, be vigilant about protecting financial data

You can greatly reduce the risk of being victimized by identity thieves and other miscreants.

Financial Fitness: Well-chosen charitable gifts are a win-win
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Financial Fitness: Well-chosen charitable gifts are a win-win

As we approach the holiday season, you may be thinking about ways to put your money where your heart is.

Financial Fitness: Consider modest withdrawals in early retirement
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Financial Fitness: Consider modest withdrawals in early retirement

Some are up and some are down – and some can fluctuate dramatically.

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Financial Fitness: Annuities — the RRIF alternative

While RRIFs are suitable for most retirees, they aren’t for everybody. For some, an annuity may be a better choice.