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Are you making the most of your employee benefits?

Posted on October 28, 2014 | By Mindy Crary

Are you making the most of your employee benefits_blogpicI get it; figuring out your employee benefits is BORINGGGGGGGG.  But if you’re not maximizing your employee benefits, you might be missing out on valuable tax deductions or even free money!  Or maybe you’re missing out on opting into an employee benefit that can cover your ASSets in case of an emergency.  And November is open enrollment for most companies, so this is the perfect time to sit down and make sure you’re making the most of them.

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Pros and cons of putting your money into collectibles

Posted on October 21, 2014 | By Mindy Crary

Pros and cons of putting your money into collectibles

In the movie, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Andy was able to sell his action figure collectibles to finance his start-up business.  Years ago, the average person would have never given a second thought to the value of a geeky collection of super-hero figurines, but now, they are considered to be legitimate collectibles.

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Wildly practical roundup of credit score tactics

Posted on October 14, 2014 | By Mindy Crary

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Just for you, a roundup of credit score tactics to protect your data as well as improve your score!

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When it’s okay to raid your old 401k

Posted on October 7, 2014 | By Mindy Crary

When it’s okay to raid your old 401k_Blog

I believe that part of my job as a financial planner is to help people see the opportunity in their situation, regardless of where they are at. Even when that possibility might seem counterintuitive to what traditional financial advice might say—like protecting your 401k at all costs.

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Why I don’t recommend a career in financial planning

Posted on September 30, 2014 | By Mindy Crary

Why I don’t recommend a career in financial planning_BlogPicEvery few weeks or so, I get an email from someone who is considering a career in financial planning.  I am positive that they regret asking me as soon as they read my reply, because for the most part, I end up discouraging people from the career.

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