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Life Changes 2008

MARRIAGE

  • Think Of It As A Merger Of Equals Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 10:50 AM ET
    Wedding Assortment

    Since financial issues are one of the leading causes of marital strife, it helps to think of the relationship as a merger and not an acquisitiion.  

CHILDREN

  • Be Ready For A Full-Time Job Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Planning for parenthood is a busy – if joyful – affair. Amid the whirlwind of activity, moms-- and dads-to-be often overlook one of the most important steps of parenthood -- getting your legal and financial house in order.

EDUCATION

  • A Saving And Loan Plan For College Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 11:23 AM ET

    Giving your children the educational tools to succeed doesn’t come cheap,  but with careful planning, a commitment to saving and skillful use of tax breaks and low-interest loans, most parents can  cover the costs of college  without sacrificing their own financial future.

RETIREMENT

  • Do The Hard Work Ahead Of Time Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 11:03 AM ET
    Retirement

    Retirement may be known as  the "Golden Years", but make sure you spend them in the black. And forget about the gold watch. Get out your calculator -- you'll need to do some serious math.

DEATH

  • Don't Leave Your Estate to Uncle Sam Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 10:41 AM ET

    Where there's a will, there's a way. The problem is: Not enough Americans have one and that's one life lesson you can't learn the hard way.  If you drop the ball on estate planning, Uncle Sam will do it for you.

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    There are a lot of baby boomers out there and there's a lot of potential money to be made off of their retirement. Just be prepared to apply unconventional thinking to fit the habits of nontraditional people.

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