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The Ridgewood Blog asks, “Is the American dream in more danger than you think?”

July 31,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The American dream is more than owning a home. It’s owning the right home–one customized through renovations to build wealth and reflect your tastes. But most people don’t have the knowledge to make smart financial decisions around renovations, resulting in disaster: too much debt, costly delays, and even foreclosure.

According […]

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3 Monumental Financial Mistakes People Make Before They Turn 50

July 6,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The saying that youth is wasted on the young may be especially true when it comes to saving for retirement.

“Too many people wait way too long to start thinking about how much they will need to finance their retirement,” says Chris Heerlein, partner at REAP Financial LLC […]

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Live The Life You Want Now And In The Future

May 21,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, Al Zdenek noticed early in his career that his clients, and people in general, had not received a good financial education and had not surrounded themselves with the best advisors. As a result, they were not making the best financial decisions for themselves or their families and […]

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3 Tips For Women Worried About Outliving Their Retirement Nest Egg

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Few things make retirees more nervous than the possibility their savings could run dry.
May 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, And the situation can be even more troublesome for women, who are at greater risk of outliving their money because, on average, they live longer than men. In fact, women over […]

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Prince Dykes 2017 Berkshire Hathaway Documentary

May 21,2017

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Omaha, Nebraska , our friend Prince Dykes of the Investors Show wanted to share a recap while he makes the rounds at his first experience at a Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting . Hopefully you enjoy the footage as much as we did.

Check out Prince’s interview with Bill Gates and […]

By |May 21st, 2017|Personal Finance|0 Comments

3 Tips For Staying On The Same Financial Page With Your Spouse

Plenty of things can kill the romance in a relationship.

March 20,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, But traditionally, money and all the complications that come with it sit near the top of the list.

“I’ve worked with hundreds of married clients and have seen a lot of spending habits over the years, both good and […]

By |March 20th, 2017|Personal Finance|1 Comment

Wesley Learns to Invest by Prince Dykes

Wesley Learns to Invest
by Prince Dykes MBA (Author), Wesley Dykes (Author)

March 4,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, For the first time ever a fiction book offers a kid-friendly introduction to the stock market and investing. In “Wesley Learns to Invest”a father teaches his son about the ins and outs of saving and investing.

Young Wesley […]

By |March 4th, 2017|Personal Finance|1 Comment

Working Longer May Benefit Your Health

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By CHRISTOPHER FARRELL MARCH 3, 2017

Are there health benefits to staying in the work force longer?

The scientific research is inconclusive, though it tends to tilt toward “yes.” This is particularly pronounced among people who find work fulfilling in the first place, who tend to be office workers, teachers and others whose workplace is not, say, […]

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Study : Newark, NJ, is the worst city in the United States to own a car

This Northeast city is the worst place to own a car, new study says

Brittany Jones-Cooper
Yahoo FinanceJanuary 25, 2017

Owning a car offers freedom and convenience, but it also comes with stress. As with most big purchases, the state you live in can have a huge impact on costs, and a new study confirms that car ownership […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Personal Finance|0 Comments

Robo-Advisors Vs. Humans: Gauging The Outer Limits Of Automated Financial Advice

August 18,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, The use of robo-advisors is on the rise among investors looking for an alternative way to get help with financial planning.

In fact, a report by the consulting firm A.T. Kearney predicted that robo-advisors will be managing 5.6 percent of Americans’ investment assets by 2020, up from 0.5 percent when the […]

By |August 18th, 2016|Personal Finance|2 Comments