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June 10, 2017 | Business Insider

4 Money Mistakes People Keep Making When They're Expecting a Baby

By: Sheryl Nance-Nash

There's nothing like the excitement of a child being born. Parents want everything to be perfect for their precious bundle of joy. But at a time of such emotion, the opportunities for money mistakes are ever present. Here are four common financial pitfalls to avoid when you're expecting a baby, and what to do instead.

January 30, 2017 | Kiplinger

What Student Loan Borrowers Must Know About the Navient Lawsuit

By: Thomas H. Blanton

A recent lawsuit filed by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused Navient Corp., the nation's largest servicer of both federal and private student loans, of systematically misleading borrowers by providing them with bad information, processing payments incorrectly and using deception to direct borrowers away from plans offering lower monthly payments.

January 30, 2017 | Financial Advisor IQ

FA Pay to Increase - If They Can Prove Their Value

The number of financial advisor jobs, as well as their compensation, is expected to rise in the next several years, Investor’s Business Daily writes. But advisors who can’t justify the higher fees they charge over cheaper robo-advice alternatives may see a pay cut, according to the publication.

January 12, 2017 | Investor's Business Daily

Some Financial Advisors' Pay Is About To Rise — Is Yours?

By: Paul Katzeff

The next seven years should be a good time to break into the financial advisor profession or to advance your career if you're already an advisor. That's because the number of jobs for financial advisors is expected to grow by 30% to 323,200 vs. 249,400 positions as of 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

January 1, 2017 | Insurance News Net

Goodbye, Vegas: What the DOL Rule Means for Reward Trips

By: Craig Lemoine

April 10 will kick off a new era for the financial services profession. On that day, the Department of Labor conflict of interest rule swings into effect. The DOL rule waves the fiduciary flag broadly, and it will impact our profession from A to Z.

December 20, 2016 | ThinkAdvisor

Will the DOL Fiduciary Rule Survive?

What will happen with the DOL fiduciary rule under a Trump administration, and should the financial services profession plan to change course? Dr. Craig Lemoine offers his thoughts on the future of the DOL rule.

December 15, 2016 | Forbes

12 Expert Financial Planning Tips For 2017

By: Jamie Hopkins

Let’s look at 12 practical tips from the leading financial planning thought leaders and professors that can help you take your 2017 financial planning to the next level, and put you on the right path to a more financially secure future.

December 6, 2016 | Squared Away Blog

Student Loan Repayment: 12 Rules

By: Kim Blanton

It’s easy to drown in the financial details of student loan repayment. Here’s a life preserver. The rules of thumb listed below were culled from interviews with two experts on student loans. Craig Lemoine is program director for the American College of Financial Services, which trains financial planners.

October 30, 2016 | NBC News

What's More Scary? A Haunted House or Your Credit Card Debt?

By: Jean Chatzky

Ghosts and witches and monsters — oh my! Halloween brings out so many things meant to send a shiver down your spine. But there are some things even more frightening than Frankenstein, and many of them are financial. How about the fact that the total amount of consumer credit card debt is over $729 billion and climbing?

September 29, 2016 | CBS News

Despite Economic Gains, Small Businesses Say, "What Recovery?"

By: Ed Leefeldt

One reason more people don’t feel wealthier is that the current gain has been “muted by sector-oriented inflation and taxes,” said Craig Lemoine. “Families are now required to carry health insurance,” he pointed out, “and those premiums have been increasing.”