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Financial Planning

From marriage, to starting a family, to retirement. Financial planning is key in all stages of life. This section is devoted to providing tips and tricks to make those big life changes a little bit easier and a whole lot sweeter. 

Marrying Your Finances

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Wedding season is quickly approaching for many! You may have been working through a checklist of vendors to book, items to purchase and center pieces to design; but have you talked about finances yet? Getting your finances organized is a huge part of the marriage process. Follow some of these steps to make sure you are ready when the big day comes!

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Preparing Financially for a Family

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Anticipating the birth of your first baby is at once exciting and intimidating. Along with the countless joys this new little person brings comes the insistence that you plan your family’s financial future wisely. Still, rather than be daunted by the facts – according to recent estimates, raising a child from birth to age 18 costs on average about $230,000 – it’s best to start at the beginning with a reasonable budget, thoughtful planning and a long-term dedication to savings.

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5 Tips to Boost Your Retirement Savings

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When planning for retirement, the earlier you can start saving and investing for your future, the better off you will be.  Compound interest helps increase the value of your money as time goes on and it stays in your retirement account.  However, even if you are late to start saving, there are ways that you can increase the amount you have saved.

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