Could Unclaimed Money Be Yours?

How can you find & obtain it? More than $40 billion in unclaimed cash & property waits to be returned. At first glance, that figure seems staggering, unbelievable – and, yet, it is true. To be more exact, the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administration (NAUPA), a coalition of state unclaimed property programs, puts the… Read More

Should Women Strive to Work Past 62?

The argument for doing that is pretty convincing. Every now and then, you read an article about a woman past the age of 65 who says she loves her job and will “never retire.” In addition to keeping herself engaged and active, she may be doing herself a great financial favor as well. More women… Read More

Building an Emergency Fund

Everyone should aim to have a cash reserve. We all would love to have a little extra cash on hand for emergencies. Saving up that cash can be a challenge – but with a little effort, that challenge can be met. Imagine a 30-year-old couple with no real savings. Let’s call them Kurt and Diana.… Read More

What Does Your Home Insurance Policy Cover?

  Take a moment to see if you are adequately protected.   Not all home insurance policies are alike. Coverage amounts obviously vary, and so do coverage areas. Taking ten minutes to scrutinize what your policy does (and does not) cover is a wise idea.   Homeowner policies routinely provide tornado, windstorm, & hailstorm coverage.… Read More

Cash Balance Plans

  More professional practices (and practice groups) should look into them.   In corporate America, pension plans are fading away: 59% of Fortune 500 companies offered them to new hires in 1998, but by 2015, only 20% did. In contrast, some legal, medical, accounting, and engineering firms are keeping the spirit of the traditional pension… Read More