Financial Planning


  • 7 Money Steps to Take Before 2021

    With the end of the year rapidly approaching, it’s a good time to take stock of your financial situation as you head into 2021. 2020 has been a strange year, and a difficult year for many people. With many people’s…

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  • What Is a Jumbo Loan? Finance Your Property in a Competitive Market

    After years of building a stellar credit history, you may have decided you’re finally ready to invest in that vacation home, but you don’t have quite enough in the bank for that eye-catching property just yet. Maybe you want to…

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  • 6 Second Uses for Hand Sanitizer

    Get Rid of Marker Stains

    Whether they’re on your clothes or your counter, hand sanitizer can help you get rid of marker stains (even ones from permanent marker!) Squirt it around the edges of the stains and then work your way in, then let sit for five minutes (fabrics) to 10 minutes (hard surfaces like countertops) before cleaning. Just make sure you test the material for color-fastness, as hand sanitizer can discolor it.

    Remove Scuff Marks

    Have scuff marks on your shoes? It turns out hand sanitizer is one of the many things that can remove dark marks on light shoes.

    Clean Household Items

    Because of its alcohol content, hand sanitizer is great for cleaning household items. Try it on sinks, faucets, countertops, and other surfaces. It wipes away dirt, but evaporates quickly, so it’s even safe to use for cleaning computer keyboards.

    Remove Sticky Labels

    Need to remove those pesky price tag stickers on a present? Easy! Try hand sanitizer: The alcohol in the sanitizer works to de-stick the adhesive in the sticker glue. Just rub a bit into the spot and let it sit for a couple minutes, then use a coin to scrape it off. It will even work on bumper stickers!

    Help Ingrown Hairs and Nails

    Your on-the-go hand sanitizer can serve double-duty on ingrown hairs from shaving, as well as ingrown toenails. Rub the sanitizer on the skin in the affected area to disinfect it and eliminate the bacteria that causes the inflammation.

    Use as a Deodorant Substitute

    Uh-oh, you just realized you’re out of deodorant, but you don’t have time to run to the store for more. Use some hand sanitizer instead! Hand sanitizer is a great replacement for deodorant because it kills odor-causing bacteria and other germs.

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  • Steps to Getting A Financial Advisor in your 20s

    Getting a financial advisor in your 20s is a responsible thing to do. At the every least, it means that you are serious about your finances. Finding one in your local area is not hard, especially with SmartAsset free matching tool, which can match you up to 3 financial advisors in under 5 minutes. However, …

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  • How a CFP Celebrates Her Money Wins

    People may often imagine that when they reach their milestones, there will be fireworks and party buses along with a huge celebration. And while sometimes there are, most wins are simply small steps you take every day until one day…

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  • The 8 Best Vanguard Funds for Long-Term Investments

    If you’re busy and want to invest your money in the long term, you will love the best vanguard funds. They are cheaper. They are high quality funds, well diversified, and professionally managed. Thus, vanguard funds are a favorite for long-term investments and for retirement. Vanguard mutual funds, like any mutual funds, are money invested …

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  • Managing Multiple Financial Accounts in a Single App: Personal Capital

    Personal Capital gives you the tools to understand your financial situation — and you can use that information to reach your goals. Here’s how.Personal Capital gives you the tools to understand your financial situation — and you can use that information to reach your goals. Here’s how.

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