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The Mortality Paradox

How fear of death affects financial planning. Failing to simply acknowledge your mortality could be costing you money and happiness.

5 New England islands that aren’t Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket

Block, Chebeague, Sheffield, Vinalhaven, and the Boston Harbor Islands make for an excellent day (or overnight) jaunt. Who says you have to travel far for an island reprieve this summer?

Dow celebrates best June in 81 years, S&P best in 64 years

Investors soaked up U.S. stocks Opens a New Window. during the month giving the Dow Jones Industrial Average its best June in 81 years while the S&P notched its best in 64 years.

Wealthy millennials are leaving these states – and moving to these instead

Wealthy millennials Opens a New Window. are not interested in trying to make it in the city that never sleeps. In fact, according to a new study, they are actually leaving New York state altogether.

House approves retirement reform bill that amends 401(k), IRA rules

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that aims to encourage retirement Opens a New Window. savings among Americans and strengthen their long-term financial stability Opens a New Window. .

Most expensive US infrastructure projects

"There's no silver bullet to paying for infrastructure US Chamber of Commerce VP U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President Neil Bradley on efforts to boost America's infrastructure and addresses reports of tension between the White House and Chamber of Commerce."

Why work with a financial advisor

Financial planning can help you achieve your goals—and feel better too.

10 companies that have created the most jobs for Americans

CEOs Opens a New Window. of big corporations love to tout job creation Opens a New Window. as much as President Trump does, but who is really delivering?

Improving your credit score to buy a new house in Boston Massachusetts

It is usually not feasible to fully finance the purchase of a new Boston home with only cash in hand. As a result, you need to turn to lenders. The chances of your success depend on your credit score; the greater the credit score, the better your chances. Here are some tips for improving your credit score to buy a house.

The BASE Founder Robert Lewis, Jr. to Receive Embracing the Legacy Award

When Robert Lewis, Jr., 59, looks back on his life, one word comes to mind – love. It was his love for baseball and helping urban youth that led him to quit his dream job to found The BASE, a nonprofit which utilizes baseball and softball to provide urban youth the opportunity, knowledge, skills, and confidence to be college ready and attain success in college.

First National Bank of Omaha Releases Data from 2019 'Savings' Survey

In recognition of the start of America Saves Week, which takes place through March 2, First National Bank of Omaha today released the results of its 2019 Savings Survey. The survey examined Americans’ habits, behaviors and priorities when it comes to saving—covering an array of topics from goal setting to monthly spending to retirement planning.

Disability Insurance: Definition, Why You Need It and How to Get It

Disability insurance is an important component of your overall financial planning efforts. You are more likely to become disabled than to die during your working years, disability insurance can help ensure that you can maintain your lifestyle.

Was your college degree worth all that debt? Nearly half of Americans say no

Despite the recent college admission scandal Opens a New Window. revealing unethical behaviour by affluent parents to get their kids into a top university, nearly half of Americans admitted their college degree Opens a New Window. wasn't really worth the hefty price tag in the end.

Pence confronts Venezuelan ambassador at UN: ‘You shouldn’t be here’

Vice President Pence called out Venezuela's United Nations ambassador to his face while addressing the body's Security Council on Wednesday -- a speech he used to declare it's time for Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro to step down.

Aviation company mocked for new standing plane seats

An Italian plane seat manufacturer is being ridiculed on social media for the latest model of their ultra-slim, upright commercial airline seats, which would have passengers buckled into a 23-inch, chair-like contraption in the high skies.

Many Seniors Fail This Retirement Income Quiz — Would You?

Many seniors don’t understand the basics of financing retirement, according to recent research published in the Journal of Financial Planning. The research looked at data from the Retirement Income Literacy Survey, a 38-question quiz created by the American College of Financial Services.