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In the 2006 movie, The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith, the main character is a struggling single father whose pursuit of happiness is intertwined with his pursuit of money and success.  The story highlights how the feeling of happinessREAD MORE

To be financially comfortable in retirement, the general rule of the thumb is that you’ll need approximately 80% of your annual pre-retirement income. Spending in retirement is a mixed bag. You can get by on less because some monthly expensesREAD MORE

When planning for a comfortable retirement, taxes are a significant consideration. Taxes are among the largest contributors to your cost of living in retirement, and cost of living can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and a meager one.READ MORE

It seems you can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about another major corporation or financial institution that has fallen victim to hacking. In recent years, we’ve heard about data breaches at places such as Target, AOL, CVSREAD MORE

Valentine’s Day is the third-largest consumer holiday in the U.S., with about 19 Billion dollars spent in Cupid’s name each year. It’s big business for florists and chocolatiers, with over 4 Billion dollars spent per year on flowers and candyREAD MORE

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