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    Living in the Moment vs. Planning Ahead: Yes, You Can Do Both

    February 19, 2015
    Key Takeaway! Balancing between living for today and considering “what if” scenarios can be difficult. But when done right, answering your “what if” questions will lead to more freedom and choice in life. When my wife and I started dating almost 18 years ago, I had a lot of “what if” ...
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    Maintaining Control When Losing Your Job

    February 4, 2015
    Key Takeaway! Life doesn’t move in one straight line upward. Along the way, things can happen to change our course—like losing a job—that lead us to feel out of control. Being mentally ready for the decisions you will need to make can give you a leg up. In a recent USA ...
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    Staring Opportunity in the Face

    January 30, 2015
    Key Takeaway! We often see returns as something that only a bank or the stock market can give us. But in low-interest-rate environments, returns can also come in the form of reduced debt payments or even helping out family. Opportunity might be staring you in the face. My oldest son is ...
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    Keeping Your Family Together After You’re Gone

    January 14, 2015
    Key Takeaway! The matriarch of the family is often the glue that holds everyone together. When she passes, the children can drift away from one another. Here’s one simple idea for combating the drift. My father passed away 22 years ago at the age of 53. While he was far too ...
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    The Gift of Knowledge: Seven Great Reads

    December 22, 2014
    Key Takeaway! Give the gift of knowledge this holiday season to those who already have everything they need. It is that time of year again. Everyone scrambles for the perfect gift when the reality is that most of us already have everything we really need. But there is one thing we ...
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    The Christmas Price Index and Your Retirement

    December 8, 2014
    Key Takeaway! Sometimes holiday music can lead to an eye-opening planning opportunity for all of us. Just think about “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and the impact of inflation on your retirement. Twelve drummers drumming will cost about the same this year as last—approximately $2,854. Each year, PNC estimates the true ...
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    Long-Term-Care Insurance: Is Retirement Complete Without It?

    November 21, 2014
    Key Takeaway! The question of having long-term-care insurance isn’t just about whether you will use it. It is also about the duration of use. This changes the thinking of why you may, or may not, want to consider it in your health care plan. Health care has become one of the ...
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