Monthly Archives: September 2012

Major Risks To Family Wealth

Will your accumulated assets be threatened by them?  All too often, family wealth fails to last. One generation builds a business – or even a fortune – and it is lost in ensuing decades. Why does it happen, again and again? It is because families fall prey to serious money blunders – old and new.…
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The FED Announces QE3

A look at the central bank’s latest strategy. One more round of easing brightens the mood of Wall Street. With the fiscal cliff roughly 100 days away and the first Tuesday in November still too far off, institutional and retail investors were counting on the Federal Reserve to combat market anxiety with a new stimulus.…
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Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Pay For College

Many of these options go unrecognized. Today’s average student borrower takes out more than $25K in loans. Education debt has reached record levels in America – more than $1 trillion. In the face of those numbers, parents and students are looking for assorted ways to pay for college without incurring big liabilities.1 In addition to…
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Reverse Mortgages Reconsidered

Often criticized, these loans are getting another look. Is a reverse mortgage worth it? Before this last recession, couples who asked their retirement advisors if they should get a reverse mortgage were often given a quick answer: “No.” Today, the answer to that question might be “yes”. In an environment with minimal interest rates, these…
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