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Five Financial Mistakes to Avoid When You Have Money in the Bank

By Bennett Whitlock, CRPC®, Private Wealth Advisor Even people who are financially secure can fall into money traps that put their futures at risk or miss out on opportunities to further strengthen their financial position. Here are five common mistakes financially accomplished people make, along with a few tips to counteract them. Overspending You’ve worked hard to get where you are. Don’t abandon the budgeting strategies …

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Maintaining Financial Stability After a Job Loss

By Bennett Whitlock, CRPC® Private Wealth Advisor Finances can be a major source of stress for many Americans as they strive to balance a myriad of priorities. This financial stress is particularly prevalent for those who experience a job reduction or loss and no longer have the same amount of income coming in on a monthly and/or annual basis. The following tips can help you …

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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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Financial Considerations for Foster Care and Exchange Students

By Bennett Whitlock, CRPC®, Private Wealth Advisor If you are considering becoming a foster or host parent, make sure you also anticipate the potential financial impacts. Foster parenting Most families will be reimbursed for at least some of the costs that they incur, including medical and dental care, which is normally paid for by the state. However, it is important to note that the …

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Protect Your Assets From Unexpected Events

Provided by Ameriprise Financial Life is full of surprises both good and bad. If you’re unprepared financially to handle them, these events could leave you feeling anxious about your financial situation. Protecting the assets you’ve already accumulated and your ability to continue building for your future is essential to preparing for the unexpected. Consider the following examples of how unplanned …

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