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U.S. consumers may be feeling more financially healthy now, but that doesn’t mean budgeting should fall off our radar — especially around the gift-giving season. Watch the video featuring Capital Management Group founder Tom Mingone, or read the article on The Street for advice on how to spend wisely this holiday.

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From AARP October/November 2015 By Joe Kita If you and your partner have been squabbling more and more about finances, you’re not alone. According to a 2012 Harris Interactive poll of 1,005 adults, the average number of money fights that couples have increases with age. Just 15 percent of 18- to 34-year-old couples said finances trigger… Read more »

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From usnews.com, September 10, 2015 By Kate Stalter There’s no question that 529 college savings plans have distinct advantages. In particular, they allow parents and grandparents to save for children’s college costs without paying any taxes on investment growth until the money is withdrawn. To avoid penalties, the money must be used for qualified education expenses. At… Read more »

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From usnews.com, September 8, 2015 By Kate Stalter It’s no secret that baby boomers and Generation X are notoriously poor savers. Whatever the reasons, there are likely large numbers from the boomer and Gen X group who find themselves unable to put away much money for their children’s college educations. Enter the grandparents. According to a… Read more »

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From The Street.com, August 27th, 2015 By Scott Gamm NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The whiplash seen in stocks over the last week means your retirement savings strategy needs a little extra care.If you’re still searching for a strategy or the markets meltdown makes you a wary of your current plan, here are three ways to… Read more »

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Special to Newsday, July 16th, 2015 By Sherylnance-Nash This summer is on track to be the best home buying season since 2006, with robust demand and a corresponding growth in supply, according to Realtor.com. But before you get excited, realize there are obstacles that might keep you on the outside looking in. Be prepared: “Most… Read more »