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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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Why your parents need long term care insurance

Posted on September 23, 2014 | By Mindy Crary

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My client base is mostly Gen X and Gen Y, with a few super cool Baby Boomers thrown in. So I don’t talk about long term care insurance a lot…but I think it’s very important. So this is my public service announcement to get it on your radar!

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The personal finance tool of multi-millionaires

Posted on September 16, 2014 | By Mindy Crary

The personal finance tool of multi-millionaires

It always amazes me that people think when you make a lot of money, you quit worrying about how you spend it.  Personal finance just doesn’t work like that.  I just had a meeting last night where this multi-millionaire was overjoyed to get set up on Mint.  Over. Joyed.  As I was leaving, I started thinking back to the other multi-millionaires I have worked with…if they weren’t tracking already, they all appreciated learning about a tool to help them do that more easily.

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