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Take Steps to Stay on Your Feet

Did you know that one of every four people 65 and older falls each year?

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Set a Back-to-school Budget

The start of the new school year is just around the corner.

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Entertaining Your Child on a Budget This Summer

School is out for the summer. That means you may hear your children saying, “I’m bored” and “There’s nothing to do.”

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Downsizing: What to Save for Your Adult Children

Downsizing is a time to re-evaluate and decide what things you enjoy the most.

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Student Loan Repayment

New college graduates with student loan debt have a big decision to make about which repayment plan is best for them.

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Make Waiting, Transitions Easier for Young Children

Waiting is an important skill to learn, and it can be peaceful if we prepare young children for the inevitable “waiting times.”

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How to File an Income Tax Extension

If you need more time to file your 2016 federal income tax return, you can request an extension.

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Advance Care Planning

Life can change suddenly. We never know when we might be injured seriously in a car accident, suffer from a stroke or experience some other sudden injury or illness.

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Are You Having "The Talk" About Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs?

Calendars already are filling up with exciting events for high school-age students. Prom and graduation top the list for many as “rites of passage.”

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Paying Off Your Debt

Debt can become a big issue for individuals and families. Creating a debt-reduction plan is a great way to write out your goals and allow you to see how much you spend and where you spend it.

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Ways to Avoid Loneliness and Isolation

Limited social connections can lead to isolation and loneliness for all of us. However, older people who live alone, have health concerns or experience a loss are especially vulnerable.

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Save for Emergencies

Are you one of the 66 percent of Americans who have sufficient emergency funds?

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Top 10 Financial Issues Older Adults Should Consider

Planning for major events in our lives and sharing those plans with our loved ones is important. But sometimes people hesitate to discuss financial issues with family members until a crisis occurs.

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