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How to Teach Kids About Money

By Amanda McFarlane | April 28, 2021

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” It was likely said to you often, possibly when you asked for a new pair of sneakers or when your weekly allowance was handed over—if you got one. But beyond that, how thorough was your financial education when you…

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What Is Blockchain Technology?

By Amanda McFarlane | April 23, 2021

What Is Blockchain Technology? Blockchain is a digital ledger on which cryptocurrency transactions are distributed across a network of computers using information encrypted by cryptography. Blockchain is open-source distributed ledger technology (DLT) that decentralizes financial transactions. Transactions can be for either tangible (house, car, goods, etc.) or intangible (intellectual property…

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What Is Cryptocurrency?

By Amanda McFarlane | April 21, 2021

What Is Cryptocurrency? We’ve all heard of bitcoin, but what IS it? Bitcoin is the most well-known and highest-valued—and first—cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency is decentralized digital currency that can be used to purchase goods and services or be traded or sold for a profit (or loss). A digital currency only exists electronically,…

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Duties and Responsibilities of Trustees of a Living Trust: What You Need to Know

By Amanda McFarlane | March 26, 2021

What Is a Living Trust? A living trust is an entity, a legal document, that houses your assets (investments, bank accounts, real estate, valuable personal property) in a way that avoids probate and transfers them to others in a timely and cost-effective manner. Read more about that here. A vital…

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What Is a Living Trust and Why You Should Have One

By Amanda McFarlane | March 24, 2021

Estate planning is important, no matter your age, wealth, or financial assets or status. Basic estate planning often covers a will and advanced healthcare directives, which lets your medical team and family know your wishes for your health and care in life-threatening medical situations. A living trust is an extension…

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Key Financial Dates to Note in 2021 for Retirees

By Felicia del Junco | March 19, 2021

Crucial financial deadlines for this year’s calendar.  As we know planning ahead can make a world of difference. Whether you are saving for that rainy day, an unforeseen emergency or an exciting life event; good planning can be the difference of hundreds if not thousands of dollars in savings. With…

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10 Signs You’re Working With the Wrong Financial Advisor

By Amanda McFarlane | March 11, 2021

Most people don’t know how to choose—or when to leave—a financial or investment advisor. Have you had a less-than-pleasant experience with a doctor, salesperson, or restaurant server? Almost everyone has! Bad customer service, poor communication skills, and mistakes from inattention to detail happen in every field. However, for every negative…

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