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By Spectrum Management Group | June 14, 2017

To Raise Better Kids, Say No

Despite the temptation for parents to say yes to their children's wishes, research shows there's an insidious side to chasing after the newest thing others have. It fosters a sense of deficiency that can never be fully satisfied.

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Topics: Financial Planning, children

By Spectrum Management Group | June 2, 2017

Free Time This Summer? Some Simple Tips to Tend to Your Long-Term Financial Goals in Minutes

In the contest between pressing, immediate needs that require tending right away and our longer-term wishes, today's to-do list usually wins. It's just too easy to put off the things that require less attention now. If you have a day off from your regular routing as summer begins, consider using that break - or just part of it - to nurture a bit of longer-term thinking.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Spending, Personal Finance

By Spectrum Management Group | May 26, 2017

Eight Finance Books That Everyone Should Read

There are a lot of books written for entrepreneurs, as well as business and finance professionals. Some are dense texts, others are easy to read, filled with emotion but light on specifics on how to turn ideas into actual successes. Here are 8 books that members of the Forbes Finance Council recommend that everyone, not just the experts, should read.

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Topics: Financial Planning, behavior

By Spectrum Management Group | May 22, 2017

Your Money: Older Couples Ponder Financial Impact of Divorce

 

The older you are and the longer the marriage, the more complicated the divorce typically is financially. Sometimes it is so daunting that couples end up living apart for years without filing for a formal divorce. Nevertheless, the number of so-called "gray divorces" of those over 50 has doubled in the last 25 years, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Divorce

By Spectrum Management Group | May 12, 2017

Your Money - How to Win the Family Data Usage Battle

If it were possible to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome because of texts from your mobile provider, Brett Anderson would be suffering from it.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Spending, Personal Finance

By Spectrum Management Group | May 5, 2017

Teach your Kid Responsibility: Help them Start a Business this Summer

There are millions of stories of children who make money during their summer vacation. When you were a kid, you probably did the same thing. Maybe you did chores around the house, or things for your neighbors. Whatever you did, you looked forward to that cold, hard cash you got at the end of the week.

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Topics: Financial Planning, behavior, Personal Finance, children

By Spectrum Management Group | April 20, 2017

Financial Spring Cleaning: Which Documents to Save and Which Papers to Toss

If you're engaging in a little financial spring cleaning this year, consider scanning your records and storing them electronically. Specific rules may vary depending on the asset, transaction or expense but generally, you want to make sure that your electronic records are as accurate (and legible) as your paper records and easily accessible.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Spending, behavior

By Spectrum Management Group | March 23, 2017

Video: Delayed Gratification is the Key to Financial Success

"Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even if You're Not): A Parents' Guide for Kids 3 to 23 author Beth Kobliner shares the best traits you should teach your kids. In this video Kobliner emphasizes the importance of teaching your kids delayed gratification.

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Topics: Financial Planning, behavior, Personal Finance, children

By Spectrum Management Group | March 9, 2017

Working Longer May Benefit Your Health

Are there health benefits to staying in the work force longer? The scientific research is inconclusive, though it tends to tilt toward "yes."

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Topics: Retirement, Financial Planning, Well Being, behavior, Personal Finance

By Spectrum Management Group | October 4, 2016

Is Your Workplace Life Insurance Enough?

Today's article explores the question of whether or not your workplace life insurance would be sufficient should disaster strike. Typically, American companies offer just one- to three-times salary as a life insurance benefit at no cost to workers, which would end when you sever ties with your employer.  Keep reading for more information about whether or not your life insurance would cover the costs for your family. 

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Topics: Financial Planning

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