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November 1, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal

Tuition Due? Time to Hit Up Everyone You Know

By: Andrew Blackman

When Gabriela Riquelme missed out on an expected scholarship and found herself $1,700 short on her tuition for the fall semester at University of Alaska Anchorage, she turned to an option that is growing in popularity among cash-strapped college students: crowdfunding.

October 22, 2015 | Bankrate

7 Ways to Fend Off Financial Advisers Who Want to Sink Their Fangs into Your Money

By: Jeffrey Steele

This time of year, folks just naturally find themselves bedeviled by ghosts, goblins, werewolves, zombies and other spectral visages. But it doesn't take a gloomy, overcast Halloween night for another, even scarier, phenomenon to raise its ghastly head.

October 6, 2015 | LifeHealthPro

Be Ready: 8 Questions Clients Will Ask Before Purchasing an Annuity

By: Peggy Bresnick

Carefully and thoughtfully chosen annuities can ensure that consumers don’t outlive their assets, and protect against the volatility of the stock market, benefits not offered with other investment vehicles like stock or mutual funds. Today, insurers offer a wide variety of contract types with a wide array of features.

August 26, 2015 | Insurance News Net

Will Stocks’ Wild Ride Incite Flights To Safety?

By: John Hilton

Older Americans watching the stomach-turning gyrations of the stock market this week might be having some second thoughts about putting their retirement funds on that ride. Financial professors say that these past weeks are a vivid reminder of the wild unpredictability of where the stock market will be when retirees need their money most.

August 24, 2015 | LifeHealthPro

7 Customer Questions about Annuities and How to Respond

By: Peggy Bresnick

Those considering annuities typically have plenty of questions about their potential purchase. In particular, retirees and those nearing retirement age are concerned about several possible scenarios. They need to ensure that they don’t outlive their money.

August 24, 2015 | Insurance News Net

Advisors Remind: Markets Always Return

By: John Hilton

The stock market took nervous investors on another bumpy ride today and financial advisors are feeling the heat. But even though markets were plummeting and soaring like a rudderless rocket, some who went through previous freefalls want to remind people that what goes down has always come back up.

August 1, 2015 | Insurance News Net

Millennials Are the Least Financially Literate Generation

By: Jennifer DeTroye

Have you heard anything lately about the baby boomers retiring? You’d pretty much have to be living under a rock to answer that question with a “no.” As a Center for Financial Security, we serve a variety of audiences across current topics that have the potential to affect our industry’s future.

July 15, 2015 | Insurance News Net

Recent Fines Show Regulators Serious About Protecting Seniors

By: Cyril Tuohy

Recent fines against LPL Financial levied by Massachusetts financial regulators indicate that some states are serious about enforcing regulations designed to protect seniors, a group often targeted by brokers and financial advisors.

May 14, 2015 | Main Street

Choosing a 15-Year Mortgage Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

By: Ellen Chang

Matt DeMargel and his wife, Misti, never considered obtaining a 30-year mortgage, because the amount of interest they would pay would equate to 60% of the cost of their house. Instead, the public relations executive opted for a 15-year mortgage when he bought a 2,542-square foot home in Kingwood, Texas, a suburb of Houston.

April 23, 2015 | Main Street

Job-Starved And Cash-Strapped Millennials Face Competition From Boomers And The Younger Gen Z

By: Juliette Fairley

When Chris Stone was 35 years old, he quit drinking and started saving. “It’s normal to overspend on socializing when you’re 20 and 30, but it’s expensive,” Stone told MainStreet. “Instead of spending money at bars with my friends, I started my landscaping business.”