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Insights from Ric in the Media

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    New Edelman Financial Engines survey finds workers want more emergency saving options
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    Employees want a forced savings account from employers
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    GameStop: When Redditors Steal From Keyser Soze
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Women & Financial Planning

Financial Planning & Investing

  • Video
    Find out whether you’ll get a stimulus check.
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  • Article
    Are you prepared to care for your aging parents?
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    It’s Time to Increase Your Cash Reserves
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Insurance

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    Do you need umbrella insurance?
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    Get water and sewer line insurance protection
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  • Article
    Home protection starts with a list
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Home & Mortgage

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    Should I pay off my mortgage?
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  • man and woman sitting on the floor of an empty room with moving boxes in new home
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    How much house can I afford?
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    Yes, Even Under the New Tax Law, You Should Still Carry a Big, Long Mortgage
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Life Events

  • adult-kid-in-bedroom
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    Don’t let boomerang kids derail your retirement
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    Q&A: Should we continue to contribute to a 529 college savings plan?
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  • College students at an ivy league school
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    Why Turning Down All 8 Ivy League Schools is Brilliant
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Market Volatility

  • Article
    Beware: Fraud and online scams emerge in every crisis
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  • Money saved in a jar labeled 401k
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    Why You Shouldn’t Stop Contributing to Your 401(k)
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  • Man working on a laptop
    Article
    Why a Disciplined Investment Approach Is More Important Than Ever
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Retirement & Estate Planning

  • retired-couple-at-sunset
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    How much will I spend in retirement? Less than you might think
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    Should you try to hedge against inflation?
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  • middle-aged-man-drinking-coffee-at-computer
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    You can catch up on retirement savings easier than you think
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Tax & Finance

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    Identity theft: 10 ways you can lower your risk of being victimized
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  • image of the United States Congress
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    Don’t pay attention to presidential budget proposals
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  • middle-aged man on phone looking concerned
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    What to do if you are the victim of identity theft
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