The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
11/1/14  Grab Bag
The economics of Thanksgiving

If you’re like 88% of American households, you will sit down for a Thanksgiving dinner with a turkey. That turkey will weigh, on average, 16 pounds, and you’ll end up eating 3,000 calories. You’ll also be participating in one of the most crucial days in the U.S. economy. Learn some facts and stats about this special holiday and how you might save some money and eat fewer calories this year.

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10/30/14  Grab Bag
Resources for estate planning and medical advanced directives

Yesterday’s blog post reviewed some of the components of estate plans. Today, we review some resources that can help you to complete your estate plan in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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10/29/14  Grab Bag
Estate Planning Basics

Having an estate plan will give your family a financial outline after you pass away or become disabled. Although there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” estate plan, learning what an estate plan entails may help you decide how to proceed to create yours.

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10/23/14  Savings & Retirement
Retirement planning for women’s unique retirement needs

A basic goal for retirement investing is to make sure you save enough to make your money last throughout your lifetime. But the longer life expectancy of women means they may need to save more than men, as a woman's money needs to last six years longer on average. Learn more about calculating your long-term financial needs and factors to consider in preparing for retirement.

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10/21/14  Housing
Preparing your home for winter

Now that it’s almost November, it’s time to get serious about preparing your home for the winter weather that is to come. We review a few steps you should take in the coming weeks to protect your home from winter damage and ensure that you and your family stay snug and warm until spring.

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10/21/14  Housing
What do home inspectors most typically find?

Learn more about two of the problems most commonly found by home inspectors – wiring problems and water damage. In order to avoid delays in finalizing the sale of your home, you may want to address these issues before putting your house on the market.

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