Northington Blog

11.29.16

PlanForComfort: Naming Beneficiaries: What You Need to Know

Naming beneficiaries is a complex matter that requires a great deal of forethought to help ensure that your decisions are in concert with your financial and estate planning goals. A qualified financial professional can assist you in reviewing your beneficiary designation and help you make choices that are appropriate for your situation.

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10.17.16

PlanForComfort: WHEN YOU’RE THE ‘ONE’

The one incident that could change your entire future   Whenever you read about important topics like long-term care, health care or retirement, you’re likely inundated with facts and numbers. The cost of care, the likelihood you’ll experience various diseases, how much you’ll need in retirement to live and pay for care — these are […]

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9.14.16

PlanForComfort: Financial Planning for Unmarried Domestic Partners

Only 26% of American households are composed of married couples with dependent children, according to the latest U.S. Census. That number has dropped significantly: In 1970, 40% of households fit in that category.1 Meanwhile, over the past 40 years, the number of unmarried couple households has increased by a factor of four, to over 6% of the population

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7.11.16

PlanForComfort: Evaluating Professional Advice: 11 Questions to Answer Before You Commit

Obtaining professional advice is a significant step and should not be approached lightly. As with investors and their objectives and constraints, professional advisors also differ in their philosophy, processes, services, education, experience, and their ability to add value. Professional advisors work in many fields and hold various titles, such as investment advisor, financial planner, accountant, […]

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4.1.16

PlanForComfort-The 10 Cornerstone Principles of Asset Allocation

There are 10 principles for establishing and maintaining an optimal asset allocation. With them, you can build an appropriate portfolio for your situation.

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1.19.16

PlanForComfort: The Importance of Emergency Savings

Many financial experts recommend setting aside enough money to cover three to six months’ worth of expenses in the event of a major financial surprise.

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11.30.15

PlanForComfort: I’m a Single Parent. How Can I Get Ahead Financially?

Single parents can get ahead financially by identifying their goals, budgeting carefully, reducing debt, and taking advantage of tax-advantaged accounts.

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11.23.15

PlanForComfort: Evaluating Professional Advice: 11 Questions to Answer Before You Commit

Professional advisors differ in their philosophy, processes, services, education, experience, and their ability to add value. Here are questions that can help you make a good choice.

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9.28.15

PlanForComfort: Advanced Directives, Planning Ahead for Your Own Care

An advance directive is a written statement that you complete in advance of a serious illness. Generally speaking, this document names someone to act on your behalf or outlines how you want medical decisions to be made when you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself.

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9.14.15

PlanForComfort: Evaluating Professional Advice: 11 Questions to Answer Before You Commit

Professional advisors differ in their philosophy, processes, services, education, experience, and their ability to add value. Here are questions that can help you make a good choice.

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