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Financial focus: Investment mistakes to watch for … at different stages of life

John Zezini

As an investor, how can you avoid making mistakes? It’s not always easy, because investing can be full of potential pitfalls. But if you know what the most common mistakes are at different stages of an investor’s life, you may have a better chance of avoiding these costly errors. Let’s take a look at some […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Don’t take a “holiday” from working toward financial goals

John Zezini

We’re well into the holiday season now. And while the holidays are joyous, they can also be expensive. In fact, at this time of year, many people make spending decisions they end up regretting. But you can enjoy the holidays and still stay on track toward your financial goals by following a few simple guidelines, […]

Comments Off / November 19, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Explore new opportunities during open enrollment

John Zezini

If you work for a medium-size or large organization, you may well be entering that time of year known as Open Enrollment. While it may not be as dramatic as the “other” election that’s arriving in a few weeks, Open Enrollment will provide you with some choices that can have a big impact on your […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Raise your “awareness” of benefits of life insurance

John Zezini

You may be unaware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And when you consider the lifetime of benefits you and your family may receive from life insurance, you might agree that a month isn’t too long to spend on this important part of your overall financial picture. Unfortunately, too many Americans are […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Consider these financial gifts for your grandchildren

John Zezini

National Grandparents Day is celebrated on Sept. 9. If you’re a grandparent yourself, you already know the pleasures of having grandchildren in your life. So you may want to take this occasion to think of ways you can help those grandchildren get the most out of their lives. Perhaps the most valuable thing you could […]

Comments Off / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Roth IRA: For your retirement … and beyond

John Zezini

If you’re somewhat familiar with investing, you may know that the Roth IRA is a great retirement-savings vehicle. But are you aware that some of its benefits can also pay off for the next generation of your family? To understand why this is so, it’s necessary to be familiar with a Roth IRA’s features. For […]

Comments Off / August 09, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Should you take a pension buyout?

John Zezini

Have you recently received a pension buyout offer? If so, you need to decide if you should take the buyout, which could provide you with a potentially large lump sum, or continue accepting your regular pension payments for the rest of your life. It’s a big decision. Clearly, there’s no “one size fits all” answer […]

Comments Off / July 26, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »