How Much Is Enough?

By Martha Gribble
4/24/2015 | 9:00 AM

The answer to, “How much is enough?” is often, “Well, it depends.”  Not very satisfying in the short run, but accurate, nonetheless.  You see, when you want to know how much it takes to retire, quite a few variables are involved.

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Remembering To Zoom Out As Well As Zooming In

By Martha Gribble
4/22/2015 | 9:00 AM

Remember the first time you saw Google Earth zoom in from above Earth to a specific location?  The fascination with a satellite view from space appearing to zoom in to pinpoint an exact location?  I love the idea that you can zoom in to any place on earth.  Pretty incredible. 

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What To Do About Tax Fraud

By Marcus Iwig
4/13/2015 | 8:15 AM

The statistics regarding tax-related identify theft are big - I would say shocking - but most of the public is now all too aware of how prevalent tax-related fraud is.  According to this Forbes article, the IRS paid out $5.8 million in fraudulent refunds in 2013 and, if I were a betting man, I would imagine that number will rise in the coming years.

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Planning Made Easy

By Joe Bantz
4/10/2015 | 9:00 AM

Anyone who has been to my office has noticed the unique artwork on my wall – sketches from Carl Richards - simply illustrating complex financial truths. Recently I had an opportunity to visit with Carl about his drawings, and his brand new book, The One Page Financial Plan.

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Look Who's Buying-Again

By Ross Polking
4/3/2015 | 9:00 AM

Companies represented in the S&P 500 recently announced that, in aggregate, $104.3 billion in stock buybacks were made in February.  This not only is twice the $55 billion repurchased a year ago, but a record for equity repurchases in any single month. 

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