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Financial Planning for Female Breadwinners

Financial Planning for Female Breadwinners: What They Need Most from Their Advisors

11/20/2019

More and more women are finding themselves in the role of the family CFO.

It used to be that men bore most of the responsibility for making the money and managing the finances. But today, nearly 49% of all married ...

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Why Affluent Women Still Worry about Money

Why Affluent Women Still Worry about Money

11/19/2019

How much money would you need to feel financially secure?  

Three million? Five million? While you might think financial worries stop once you reach a certain net worth, the reality is that they don’t. Affluence seems to open new ...

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Affordable Renovation Projects that Add Value to Your Home

10/27/2019

All home improvement projects are not created equal.

While the average remodeling job recoups less than two-thirds of its cost at sale, according to Remodeling Magazine’s “2018 Cost vs. Value” report, some renovation projects are far better investments than ...

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529 Plans: Here’s What You Need to Know About Saving for College

10/27/2019

Sending your children to college can be a stressful time.

For some, this may be your child’s first time away from home. This period can come with many stress factors, such as adjusting to their absence in the home ...

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Take These Financial Steps When a Loved One Passes Away

Take These Financial Steps When a Loved One Passes Away

10/14/2019

When a loved one dies, survivors must attend to a number of issues during a difficult time.

Aside from notifying friends and family, making funeral arrangements and dealing with immense grief, there are important financial and legal details that also ...

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How Women are Redefining Legacy and Giving Planning

10/14/2019

More and more women are choosing to leave a lasting, noteworthy mark on the world through their philanthropy.  

A former executive for a global telecommunications company, Susan is now divorced and in her sixties. She’s been heavily involved in ...

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The Most Common Worries Facing High Income Women

The Most Common Worries Facing High Income Women

The Most Common Worries Facing High Income Women

10/13/2019

Being a high-earning female executive isn’t always a walk in the park.

Work pressures can be all-consuming, stress-filled days are common, and personal time is often severely lacking. People may assume they world is at your feet but the ...

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s Why Outsourcing May Be the Solution

9/28/2019

 “The time I save by outsourcing can be turned into productive work hours that generate more value for my business. More importantly, it vastly improves my quality of life.”

As a business owner or executive, life moves fast and so ...

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Seven Home Renovations that Aren’t Worth the Investment

Seven Home Renovations that Aren’t Worth the Investment

9/24/2019

Your home is your castle, so of course you want it to reflect your personality and preferences.

If you’re a movie buff, a lavish home theatre with surround-sound might be a tempting addition to your basement. Are you passionate ...

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Mark Stinson Tour de Maryland

Mark Stinson's Tour de Maryland

9/22/2019

Did you wonder where FAI’s Senior Advisor, Mark Stinson was during the month of July? 

Mark and a friend planned and completed their own Tour de Maryland to coincide with the Tour de France.  They completed 21 day-long stages ...

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Watch Out for these Big Retirement Money Wasters

Watch Out for these Big Retirement Money Wasters

Watch Out for these Big Retirement Money Wasters

9/16/2019

After years of working and careful saving, it’s almost time to kick back and enjoy that retirement nest egg.

But before you begin splurging on world travel and daily rounds of golf, get to know the common financial pitfalls ...

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Executive Women Burnout

Executive Women Burnout: Tips for Finding Serenity and Meaning

Executive Women Burnout: Tips for Finding Serenity and Meaning

9/3/2019

“My day began at 4:30 AM. I went to the gym, had some coffee and drove to the airport for a meeting in Atlanta. I conducted a conference call on the way to the airport, then another one when ...

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How Extended Generation Homes are Becoming the Norm

How Extended Generation Homes are Becoming the Norm

Today’s Not-So-Empty Nests: How Extended Generation Homes are Becoming the Norm

8/26/2019

Has the proverbial “empty nest” become a thing of the past? Data suggests this traditional stage of the American household lifecycle is undergoing some dramatic changes.

In the U.S., increasing numbers of late middle-age couples are struggling with different ...

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Playing It Safe The Best Data Protection Protocols

Playing It Safe The Best Data Protection Protocols

Playing It Safe: The Best Data Protection Protocols

8/2/2019

Our personal information has never been so easy to steal, and guess what? In large part, we can blame ourselves.

How is that possible? Businesses and consumers have long been warned about distributing sensitive information as email attachments, and yet ...

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Fighting Through Financial Paralysis

Fighting Through Financial Paralysis

Fighting Through Financial Paralysis

8/2/2019

“When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.” – William James

Noted American philosopher and psychologist William James may not have been referring to financial planning in his famous quote, but ...

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Is Your Retirement Plan ‘Able’ to Meet Your Needs

Is Your Retirement Plan ‘Able’ to Meet Your Needs?

Is Your Retirement Plan ‘Able’ to Meet Your Needs?

7/9/2019

It takes more than planning to bring a goal to life.

We’ve all been there—setting a goal we really want to accomplish, but somehow, we don’t ultimately see it through. From exercising more to saving for dream ...

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Important Considerations When Downsizing for Retirement

Important Considerations When Downsizing for Retirement

Important Considerations When Downsizing for Retirement

7/9/2019

When you think of your preparations for retirement, do they involve downsizing your life in some way? 

For most Americans, we envision our golden years as a period of life where we can finally enjoy fewer obligations, less stress, and ...

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Planning for Your Financial Future Why Your Calculated Life Expectancy May Not be Accurate

Planning for Your Financial Future Why Your Calculated Life Expectancy May Not be Accurate

Planning for Your Financial Future: Why Your Calculated Life Expectancy May Not be Accurate

6/19/2019

How long am I going to live?

Or course, none of us knows the answer to that question, and that’s why estimating your life expectancy is arguably the most difficult part of retirement planning. With so many genetic and ...

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Understanding How Your Specific Annuity Works

Understanding How Your Specific Annuity Works

Part 1: Understanding How Your Specific Annuity Works

6/14/2019

At FAI, clients often ask us whether annuities make sense, especially when they see big market swings like we’ve seen over the last few quarters.  The short answer is that annuities are definitely useful tools in certain cases, but ...

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Financial Planning for Female Breadwinners: What They Need Most from Their Advisors

Financial Planning for Female Breadwinners: What They Need Most from Their Advisors

11/20/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
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More and more women are finding themselves in the role of the family CFO.

It used to be that men bore most of the responsibility ...

Why Affluent Women Still Worry about Money

Why Affluent Women Still Worry about Money

11/19/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
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How much money would you need to feel financially secure?  

Three million? Five million? While you might think financial worries stop once you reach a ...

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Thanksgiving: Office Closed

Thanksgiving: Office Closed

11/28/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
FAI's Office is closed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Christmas Eve: Office is Closed

Christmas Eve: Office is Closed

12/24/2019 12:00:00 AM EST
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