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May 05, 2019

Spring is here — and for many of us, that means it’s time for some spring cleaning. This year, why not try brightening your financial environment?

Consider these suggestions:

■ Get rid of clutter. When you go through your closets, you may find many items you no longer need. As you…

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April 14, 2019

Repurchases seems to be a dirty word in Washington, but are they really so bad?

In a New York Times “Dealbook Briefing” dated March 27, 2019, the author Andrew Ross Sorkin noted that stock repurchases, also known as buybacks, hit a new high last year as a result of the corporate tax…

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March 24, 2019

Why is business credit important?

For business owners, having a separate legal entity, such as a corporation or limited liability company, provides the opportunity to create a credit identity with business credit reporting agencies, also known as a business credit profile. A credit profile is…

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March 24, 2019

My artist husband likes to say that if I were in charge of our spending, we’d be sitting on milk crates instead of furniture and that if he were in charge, we’d have no retirement accounts.

The fact that we have both nice furniture and retirement funds is a testament to compromise…

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March 17, 2019

Nowadays, many defined contribution retirement plans and 401K retirement plans offer target date funds.

Target date funds, also known as life-cycle funds, are mutual funds designed to target an estimated retirement date/year. For example, Vanguard Target Retirement 2030 Fund (ticker symbol VTHRX)…

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March 10, 2019

Most people think of investment as a purely monetary topic. Stocks, bonds, real estate, and other ways to invest money are endlessly discussed and debated in our society.

What if you are a different kind of investor? Instead of investing money, perhaps you invest your creative skills, time, and…

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March 03, 2019

Many of you may know that East Carolina University’s Risk Management and Insurance program recently hosted an event that brought attention to the deleterious effects of distracted driving. If you missed the article, go read it. It appeared in the Daily Reflector on January 24.

The event…

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