mother's day index

WBIR: The Mother’s Day Index

Often balancing employment, kids, spouse, and maintaining a household, moms are exhausted! Each year Salary.com estimates the monetary value of being a mom.  Certified Financial Planner Paul Fain joined WBIR to explain the Mother’s Day Index 2018.   WHAT DOES SALARY.COM ESTIMATE AS A TYPICAL MOTHER’S EQUIVALENT WAGE? At least $112,962 based on a mom’s

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WBIR: The Digital Age

Digital assets, or an individual’s online personal and financial records, need to be an essential part of your estate plan. Here are some planning pointers that most people have not considered.   WE ARE REALLY MOVING INTO THE DIGITAL AGE WITH OUR FINANCES. As technology continues to develop, our daily activities increasingly rely on digital

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WBIR: Stock Market Lingo

  When the stock market gyrates, especially those downturns in prices, millions of investors start watching the “ticker tape” – sometimes hour by hour. It is easy to get lost in the stock market lingo – here’s a quick glossary of terms.   LET’S START WITH TERMS LIKE “CORRECTION” AND “BEAR MARKET” – WHAT DO

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WBIR: Safety Tips for Your Money

The Justice Department recently announced the largest sweep of elder fraud cases in history. How can you, or a senior family member, avoid becoming a victim of fraud?   WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON EXAMPLES OF ELDER FRAUD? Mass Mailings Telemarketing Investment-related   WHO ARE THE BAD GUYS? Global crime organizations A relative A fiduciary

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WBIR: Tax Return Errors

Tax season is in full bloom as we count down the days to the income tax filing deadline which is Tuesday, April 17. What are the most common filing errors? What if you’ve already made a mistake?   WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TAX RETURN ERRORS? • Incorrect Social Security numbers: You, spouse, children. •

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WBIR: Bond Investments

The recent spike in market volatility has left many investors concerned about their portfolios and uncertain as to how a rise in interest rates impacts their bond investments.   LET’S START WITH BONDS 101, HOW DO BONDS WORK AND WHY DO WE BUY THEM?   Bonds are generally conservative investments and they produce income –