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Inheritances

Receiving money from family is a great gift, but can feel like a burden. What should you do with inheritance money? How will your financial plan change? What are inheritance taxes? Gain a more informed mindset for putting an inheritance to good use.

Answers to Financial Questions with Alex Benke, CFP®

Answers to Financial Questions with Alex Benke, CFP®

After receiving so many questions from "Better Off" listeners, we decided to devote an episode to answering a few. Alex Benke, CFP®, joined me to tackle a variety of issues, from planning for retirement to paying off student loans.

What Olympics Prize Money Can Teach Us About Investing

What Olympics Prize Money Can Teach Us About Investing

Though Olympics prize money amounts haven’t changed in over a decade, if invested today those winnings could still earn solid returns well past an athlete’s competitive years.

You Received an Inheritance, Now What?

You Received an Inheritance, Now What?

Research shows the average inheritance is spent within five years. Here are six steps to invest smartly and avoid the most typical inheritance pitfalls.

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