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Should I Maintain Life Insurance on My Ex-Spouse? How Much Should I Purchase and How Do I Make Sure it Stays in Place?

The primary purpose of life insurance is to fill a financial “gap” that you might face upon the death of someone you depend on financially. While the need for life insurance is generally obvious with a married couple, many people overlook the need for life insurance on an ex-spouse. If you receive alimony and/or child support, life insurance can provide critical protection if your former spouse were to pass away.

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Only You Can Define “Financial Freedom”

John Adams and the founding fathers specifically recommended “illuminations”[1] to celebrate the anniversary of the country’s birth. The official decree calling for fireworks on July 4th was written even before the country was officially formed. Even though fireworks are almost exclusively reserved for these patriotic celebrations, we think you deserve some fireworks of your own – to mark your progress on the path to financial freedom.

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How Will I Pay for My Children’s College? What Will I Do if My Ex-Spouse and I Can’t Agree on How Much to Contribute to College?

A college education has come to be thought of as something every child in America is entitled to, and something that every parent wants to provide. Seeing your child go to college is almost as much a part of the “American Dream” as owning your own home. But with college costs rising far faster than general inflation, a 4-year education at a pricey private school can easily exceed a quarter of a million dollars. And even 4 years at an in-state public school can easily exceed $100,000 per child.

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Financial Planning Helps Travel Dreams Come True – Even For Financial Planners

If you are having a serious case of wanderlust but feel chained to the office, let’s shift your thinking – and your timing. Start considering travel as a good investment, not something you put off until it’s “bucket list” time. That’s the advice of a non-retired financial planner who recently returned from Antarctica – me. Not only did I come home with memories of penguins and glaciers that I will never forget, I picked up a serious need to start planning my next adventure right now.

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Early Retirement Becomes Attainable with Expert Financial Planning

Planning for retirement at any age is always complicated, but when a couple or individual wants to retire at 55, goal attainment can be even more difficult. Careful management and allocation of resources, paired with inventive income-boosting and tax reduction strategies, are the keys to a successful early retirement.

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Change in Marital Status, Change in Lifestyle?

Divorce brings many emotional losses, and often a sense of loss of control over the future. A common response is to cling to elements of your past lifestyle. Many parents understandably fear the impact a divorce will have on their children, and want to keep their lifestyle as much the same as possible. But often, holding on to the past can often come at a high cost.

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