Monthly Archives: June 2013

Vacation: It’s a Family Affair

Say “summer” and most people think “vacation.” The reality is that most adults work year-round, and some seasonal workers may even be busier in the summer than during other seasons. Children of working parents may continue to have schedules just … Continue reading

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Disability Facts that Might Surprise You

In times like these, good decisions matter. And when it comes to protecting a portion of your income from disability risks, it’s important to base your decision on the facts. In the case of disability, some of those facts might … Continue reading

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Conservative Savings… Or Lifetime Retirement Income?

In uncertain times like these, sound financial decisions matter more than ever. When it comes to securing guaranteed retirement income, it’s important to base your decisions on a clear understanding of available products. Since many people turn to both deferred … Continue reading

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Try Letting the Children Run the House!

To become a parent is to become a nag: “Turn off the lights when you leave the room!” “It’s your turn to take out the trash!” “Money doesn’t grow on trees!”   Instead of fighting with your children all the … Continue reading

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Should You Give Your Child an Allowance?

Childhood is full of milestones. First step, first word, first day of school, first job, first date. These milestones are important not only in themselves but in what they say about the family’s focus and values. Are we paying attention … Continue reading

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Summer Learning Loss: The Problem and Some Solutions

By June, most children in the US have closed the books for the school year. For some children, summer means camp, or family vacations. For teens, it could mean a job or internship. Perhaps it’s just lazy days playing with … Continue reading

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