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Retire to Happiness: Tips to Thrive in the Next Chapter of Life

Here’s a thought: retirement doesn’t mean the end. It doesn’t mean an end of self-importance or purpose, it just means a new chapter—a paradigm shift of what life is beyond long days and meetings and bosses. Unless you own your own business, and even then, you are not your business.

#CLEARNEWS - Iced tea with a little lemonade

Leave it to Arnold Palmer to be self-deprecating about the drink that carries his name. He may not have been the first person to combine iced tea and lemonade, but without Arnold Palmer, how would people have ordered it? Now, on the day after his death at the age of 87, Palmer is being remembered for a legendary golfing career and personality that popularized and commercialized the game.

Leave your Legacy through Planned Giving

There comes a point in life where you want to begin sharing or gifting all the things you’ve collected over the years—stories, wisdom, financial wealth. And unlike the Ancient Egyptians believed, you cannot take your worldly goods with you when your light goes out. You can share your stories wisdom in a manifesto or through funny tales to your family, but what about the money?

When Filing for a Tax Extension Makes Sense

The annual meeting is rescheduled to sometime later this quarter and the family reunion is sometime next summer, but like certain holidays and your birthday you know you can always count on a few specific dates. It’s reassuring. One such day is Tax Day, AKA April 15. Yet, unlike a birthday this looming deadline tends to sneak up on you in the least enjoyable way.

In Search of the Right Financial Advisor

The challenge for most people today is finding the right financial advisor. The sheer number of financial professionals holding themselves out as “financial advisors,” makes it a daunting task at best. It is easier if you know what to look for, but that requires an acute sense of what exactly you want from an advisory relationship.

Financial Lessons For Your Teen

Debt After Death – Do You Have it Covered?

Many people deal with credit card debt all of their lives with most of them giving little or no thought to what happens with their debt after they die. The fact that nearly 60% die without a will is a strong indication that they’ve given absolutely no thought to it.

#CLEARNEWS - Hidden Potential

You’re surely familiar with the name of the most prominent female name in the sport of tennis. Serena Williams has risen to unprecedented heights in both her sport and athletics in general, male or female. What you may not know is she (and her sister Venus) got there against all odds.

6 Easy Organization Tips to Take Time off of Taxes

As the saying goes there are two things that are inevitable: death and taxes. And, out of those two sure things, you can only really plan for your taxes. It should be no surprise when tax season surely and steadily rolls around again, yet every year there are plenty of individuals who file for a tax extension (in 2014 there were approximately 12 million Americans who did so).

Why Bear Markets Don’t Matter

If you’ve been listening to the financial media of late you have no doubt heard some of the so-called experts prognosticating on the prospect of the next big bear market. Unquestionably, the stock market is at another crossroads, and its 7 percent increase year-to-date belies the concerns that most people have over the global economy.

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