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Gary S. Williams: Do homework to see if paying off mortgage makes sense

As Americans become more conscious about the damage debt can do to their finances, there’s always a question of whether it makes sense to pay down first mortgages and home equity lines so more money can be directed to retirement ...

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Gary S. Williams: Planning can help reduce big funeral expenses

It doesn’t matter whether a loved one dies suddenly or with warning — funeral costs can be daunting. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, which bills itself as the world’s leading funeral service association, the average cost of an ...

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Gary S. Williams: Keep planning while waiting to sell your home

While most experts see little good news in 2011’s housing market, economic downturn is no reason to neglect maintenance on a home or lose sight of plans to relocate. The critical issue is planning intelligently for what spending you do ...

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Williams: Make a plan before paying down your debt

As Americans become more conscious about the damage debt can do to their finances, there’s always a question of whether it makes sense to pay down first mortgages and home equity lines so they can direct more money to retirement ...

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Begin your planning for aging relatives early

No one wants to see someone they love in a nursing home. That’s why many older Americans and their families would opt for home-based care whether it’s for a temporary illness or disability, or end-of-life. Yet the best time to ...

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Experts: Time to revisit gospel of retirement planning

With stagnant incomes and roller-coaster investment returns over the past decade, individuals on the brink of retirement might wonder what became of all those “rules of thumb” affecting how they handle their nest egg once they walk away from their ...

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Include long-term care in retirement plans

Current estimates from AARP put the annual cost of a private nursing home room at a national average of $78,000. As older Americans are still struggling to reassemble their retirement plans from the worst economic downturn in 70 years, relatively ...

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Good time for a financial review

This is not the time of year when everyone wants to stay indoors with their finances. But a midyear review of your tax situation, retirement and spending issues can be far more valuable than the rushed attempt most people make ...

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