Estate Planning for Blended Families

With close to 100 million Americans living in blended families, it’s a specialized area of financial planning that’s garnering increasing interest. Our article last summer entitled “Managing Finances When You Remarry” proved to be one of the most popular articles we...

The Growing Popularity of ETFs

In last month’s Money Notes, we talked in depth about the importance of diversifying your assets. This month, we are focusing on one of the easiest tools investors can use to achieve this aim —exchange traded funds (ETFs). Back in 1993, State Street Global Advisors...

Making an Inheritance or Windfall Last

Steps to take and mistakes to avoid There’s a reason why 70% of wealthy families lose a majority of their wealth before the end of the second generation and 90% tend to lose it all before the end of the third generation. The truth is, most inheritors of wealth receive...

Managing Finances when You Remarry

Today, nearly one out of every three Americans (approximately 100 million people) lives in a blended family. Yet even though remarriage and blended families have become something of the new norm, they nevertheless present unique and often difficult financial...
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