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February 2018
Ambord
Dollar Sense

Don’t Wait for the State to Choose Your Life for You: When a Guardian Becomes the Victimizer

 “I can’t imagine a class of people more susceptible to criminals than wards of a court,” Clark County, Nevada District Attorney, Steve Wolson

Telleen-Lawton
Financial Fortitude

How to Get Back into the Market

Just like taking a shopping list for the grocery market, you need a plan for the stock market, and the discipline to stick with it. Don’t go to grocery shopping when you’re hungry, and don’t trade stocks when you’re panicking.

November 2017
Ambord
Dollar Sense

Divorced and Considering Remarriage? Consider Estate Planning Arrangements First

A pre-nup agreement is not a popular topic with many people because it seems to anticipate failure. But instead of looking at it that way, look at is as a sort of insurance policy to make sure your children from your previous marriage will inherit what you want them to inherit.

Ambord
Dollar Sense

Stuff You Should Know to Protect Your Money and Your Identity from Schemers, Scammers and Other Creeps

Your phone rings, you answer, and the caller says “This is Equifax calling to verify your account information.” The FTC says, STOP! Tell them nothing because they are not from Equifax, they are scammers.

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The Federal Trade Commission reports that scammers are spreading information about secret accounts, also called “Social Security trust accounts,” which you can use to pay your bills, through the Federal Reserve Bank.

David
Legal Ease

Why Lack of Proper Planning Can Be Devastating

Why would I need to get the court involved when I have the right to conduct all banking on his behalf under the power of attorney? I assume the bank is wrong, but what can I do, am I at their mercy?

Telleen-Lawton
Financial Fortitude

Buckets of Money

The latest figure shows Americans save about 4% of their income on average. At that rate, it could take 25 years to save one year’s worth of income. A one or two-year retirement doesn’t jive well with our longer life spans and expectations of an enjoyable and stress-free retirement.

October 2017
Ambord
Dollar Sense

Don’t Fall for Disaster-Related Scams

Most of all, trust your instincts. If you have doubts about hiring someone, don’t. There will be another “someone” to help you.

Ambord
Dollar Sense

Potpourri: Stuff You Should Know to Protect Your Assets, Your Cash and Just Possibly… to Rearrange Your Work Life

Most working at home (as employees, not self-employed persons such as freelancers) are baby boomers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey. The older the worker, the higher the chance he or she will be working from home.

Ambord
Dollar Sense

Stuff You Should Know about Estate Planning

You may want to set up separate accounts, rather than leaving one IRA to be divided among them. The reason for that is because funds in an inherited IRA are distributed based on the life expectancy of the oldest beneficiary, without regard to the age of the younger beneficiaries.

David
Legal Ease

The Power – Or Not – Of the Agent for Your Power of Attorney

Limiting the powers that your agent [with a power of attorney] would have in a financial durable power of attorney is not the answer because you want your agent to be able to act on your behalf, whatever that entails, if you cannot act for yourself.

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