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How to Make Good Credit Better

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Do you pride yourself on having a good credit score? In the world of credit, there’s good, and then there’s excellent. Even if you are doing most things right when it comes to watching out for your score, there are several lesser known ways to maintain what you have and take your credit to the next level. Understanding how your credit score is calculated is an important place to start. Six basic credit factors go into calculating this score. While all factors matter, some affect your score more than others. From roughly highest impact to lowest, these factors are: Derogatory…
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Wealthspire Advisors Launches Digital Wealth Management Solution, Wealthspire Pathways

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New York, November 21, 2019 – Wealthspire Advisors, an independent investment advisor, today announced the launch of Wealthspire Pathways, a digital wealth management solution that combines the firm’s traditional focus on financial planning and client service with an automated technology platform. Wealthspire Advisors’ goal in launching Pathways is to bring professional financial planning and investment management services to a broader group of clients, including those who are accustomed to using online interfaces. One of the biggest differentiators between Pathways and standard “robo-advisor” platforms is that clients have access to a dedicated Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). Advisors specializing in the platform…
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Why We Created Wealthspire Pathways

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Our Approach to the Robo-Advisor Trend If you follow the investment management/financial planning industry, then you no doubt have heard the term “Robo-Advisor”. Robo-advisors are the hot topic right now and some advisors even view these types of digital platforms as the future of the industry. Robo-advisors come in all shapes and sizes, but for the most part tend to be lower-cost, automated investing solutions accessed digitally with minimal one-on-one interaction with a person. Some services don’t provide any contact with a live person while others offer call centers with new people answering each time you call, providing no real…
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FAFSA: Act Quickly and Strategically to Maximize Benefits

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Starting October 1, this year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for current and prospective college students. The FAFSA determines a student’s eligibility for Federal grants and loans and is used by schools to craft a student’s financial aid package. Everyone, regardless of income levels, should fill out the FAFSA because it is necessary even for merit-based scholarships. Maximizing Your Potential Financial Aid File the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, as some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the money runs out. In fact, based upon the most recent…
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Pre-tax or Roth 401(k) Contributions—That is the Question

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The decision of whether to make pre-tax or Roth (after-tax) 401(k) contributions frequently pops up, especially when investors start new jobs. Both pre-tax and Roth 401(k)s offer tax-advantaged investment growth, the same annual employee contribution limits, and both allow the plan participant to receive any available employer match. However, there are key differences between these options, so it is important to understand the pros & cons before electing whether pre-tax, Roth, or a combination of the two is appropriate for you. What is the difference between pre-tax and Roth? There are two primary differences – both of them are tax…
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Medicare

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Medicare: The Basics Medicare is the Federal health insurance program for people ages 65 and older. The program helps pay for various medical expenses including hospital stays, physicians, prescription drugs, and more. The number of people enrolled in Medicare has tripled since 1970, climbing from roughly 20 million in 1970 to 60 million today, and is projected to reach almost 90 million in another 30 years. A common misconception about Medicare is that it is self-financed through premiums paid by current beneficiaries and payroll taxes by future beneficiaries. Unfortunately, payroll taxes and premiums only cover about half of the programs…
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