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Medicare Open Enrollment Begins Oct. 15th. What Does That Means For Me?

Medicare’s open enrollment period happens once a year between October 15 and December 7. During this time, current Medicare beneficiaries have the option to adjust their coverage for the coming year. This can be a useful option for those who may have recently changed medication, underutilized their current coverage or found they could use additional benefits.

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Beginning the Business Succession Process: A Guide for Business Owners

Small businesses serve as the backbone of our economy. And if you run a family business, you understand the importance of preparing and communicating openly with those who are slated to take the reigns one day. Family businesses actually account for 64 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), yet 43 percent of family businesses have no formal succession plan. With the day-to-day demand business owners experience, it’s no surprise that succession planning tends to get put on the back burner. Nevertheless, neglecting to focus on succession planning can put business owners and their family members at risk.

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What Is the Rule of 72? An Introduction For Investors

When it comes to saving for retirement, the power of compounding interest should never be underestimated. And as a responsible investor, it can be helpful to know how long it would take to double your investment at a fixed rate of return. The Rule of 72 can be used as a quick rule of thumb to help determine this answer.

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What Is a Meme Stock?

Until recently, the idea of getting your investment advice from social media, let alone from a forum like Reddit, probably seemed ridiculous. Trusting strangers to help you get “in” on the latest stock market fad is the antithesis of a sound investing strategy. But anyone watching the markets closely at the beginning of this year saw that certain stock prices soared overnight, and it wasn’t because these businesses had suddenly revamped their strategies and business models. All of a sudden “meme stocks” could be found across every news outlet.

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Back to School: 5 College Planning Mistakes to Avoid

As a parent, you know that time with your kids can go by in the blink of an eye. So, whether you are preparing to send your child to kindergarten or are dealing with teenagers, it’s never too early (or too late) to start planning for their higher education. Not sure where to start? We’ve gathered some of the most common financial mistakes parents make when it comes to college planning.

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Are Higher Ed Expenses Tax Deductible? A Quick Reminder for Parents

Parents and grandparents of high school students have a wistful feeling about the child they’ve watched grow up, as well as a concern for what lies in their future. It’s only natural to want to help that future scholar navigate the financial hurdles to a great education. That said, you have a few hurdles of your own. It would be good to know how to financially help the child in your life while avoiding any extra tax burdens.

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