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Four Stages of Retirement Saving - Stage One Isn't What You Think!

Ask anybody who is just starting to save for retirement what their strategy is, and you'll probably hear something simple such as, I'm putting 10 percent into my 401(k) and shopping less. This "Google search" approach to retirement isn't hard to follow - provided you have…

Diploma Delusion

You've just gotten your master's degree, or maybe you've finally finished medical school - congratulations! This is an exciting time for you. Now, you're thinking, I can finally have the lifestyle I want. We are seeing several recent graduates, whether with a four-year or…

Retail Therapy - Consider the Long-term Costs

We all know that person - or maybe you are that person - who heads for the mall or your favorite online retailer at the first sign of stress or unhappiness. Then buyer's remorse often sets in as the bills pile up, and returns are either not allowed, or you simply don't take…

Planning Your Summer Fun

It's May in the Bluegrass state and that means Memorial Day is just around the corner. I know many of you are starting to think about summer vacations and getaways - lakes, beaches, theme parks, concerts. These things are what makes summer something we all look forward to,…

DIY is Great - Except When It's Not

Seems like the do-it-yourself movement is stronger than ever these days, between DIY-dedicated channels on TV to YouTube videos depicting how to make your own anything, to a Home Depot or Lowe's on every corner. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm one of these very dedicated…

Social Media & Keeping Up With the Joneses

Keeping up with Joneses - it's human nature, right? Your neighbor brings home a brand-new Beamer, and your six-year-old Honda looks a little dull in comparison. Everyone has felt this way at some point, and it doesn't start in adulthood. We all remember the kid who got a new…