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Five Ways to Teach Your Children to Give Back This Holiday Season

Provided by Bennett C. Whitlock III CRPC® The holidays can be a wonderful time for families and friends to gather together, sharing memories and gifts. This season can also provide the opportunity to instill the value of giving to others in your child. If you’re a parent, here are some ways you can encourage your kids to become budding philanthropists.  Talk …

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Five Financial Steps to Take Before the New Year

Provided by Bennett C. Whitlock III, CRPC® December is a great time to review your finances and get ready for a fresh start in the new year. Here are five key financial moves that are worth reviewing before year end: Review your goals and financial progress If you’ve laid out a plan to achieve your key goals such as retirement or …

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Retirement Saving for the Self-Employed

By Bennett Whitlock, CRPC®, Private Wealth Advisor If you are self-employed, you need to make retirement saving part of your routine. Even a modest amount can make a big difference in the total amount of your nest egg. Once your income is more consistent, consider increasing your contribution. There are a variety of retirement savings vehicles for self-employed individuals to consider. Among the most popular savings …

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Apple FCU Tips Help Holiday Shoppers Keep Credit Intact

Provided by Apple Federal Credit Union The race to make a list and check it twice has officially begun. Experts are predicting U.S. consumers will be spending four percent more over the holidays than they did last year. Apple Federal Credit Union, which has 22 branches throughout Northern Virginia, released tips on getting through that holiday shopping list without marring …

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What Going Green Means for Your Wallet

By Bennett Whitlock, CRPC®, Private Wealth Advisor What does it mean to “go green”? To many, it generally means making a commitment to be a good steward of the earth’s resources on a daily basis. Going green will likely have an impact on your lifestyle and your finances. Those who choose to be green should be ready to: Be savvy consumers. Spend more time researching …

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Ben Hazekamp Joins Whitlock Wealth Management

Provided by Whitlock Wealth Management Ben Hazekamp has joined Whitlock Wealth Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., as a Client Relations Manager. His office is located at 12848 Harbor Dr. Suite 101, Lake Ridge. Ben, is originally from Janesville, Wisconsin. He attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan before he began his career in politics …

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Apple FCU Releases Warning Signs to Recognize Identity Theft Vulnerabilities

Provided by Apple Federal Credit Union Security breaches seem to have become part of daily living. With the recent Equifax hack and a long string of others to large reputable organizations, how do consumers keep their personal information safe? Apple Federal Credit Union offers important warning signs to help consumers understand if they are susceptible to becoming the victim in …

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Are You Ready for a Financial Emergency?

By Bennett C. Whitlock III, CRPC® The wrath of natural disasters has been on full display in recent weeks as hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires and floods have ravaged large swaths of the world. While our first thoughts go to the victims of these tragic events and the challenges ahead for recovery, it may also cause you to step back and think about …

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How to Select Your Financial Advisor

By Bennett Whitlock, CRPC®, Private Wealth Advisor Whether you rely on your advisor to help with retirement planning, saving for college, or meeting other goals, this individual will help determine how you approach some of life’s biggest financial decisions. Here are a few tips to keep in mind. Find someone who cares about your goals for the future. Your financial advisor should ask questions about …

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Medicare Open Enrollment Season is Here

By Bennett C. Whitlock III, CRPC® If you are a Medicare enrollee, you should know that open enrollment takes place from October 15 through December 7, 2017. Any changes you make to your coverage will take effect on January 1, 2018. Since your health care priorities are likely to change over time, you might find it beneficial to review and make …

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