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How do you feel when the global stock markets swoon? Do you resist the urge to bail out when you see the markets dropping like the Roadrunner’s anvil? If you hold tight and keep your positions, you may owe a bit of gratitude to that recessed part of your brain I like to call your inner tax nerd. Its job, you see, is to help you avoid pain, and when I say pain, I mean tax cost.

It is not every day, heck not even every lifetime, that an opportunity to turn $10,000 into $100,000 in less than a month presents itself.

How are your resolutions holding up? Still making time for the gym? Any luck losing weight? A study shows merely 8% of people actually achieve their New Year's goals. It’s your life and you have more than a chance to succeed at achieving your goals, whether it be financial or otherwise.

Financial wellness can be defined in many ways given how encompassing of a concept it is. A simple definition is the ability to have a healthy financial life in the present and in the future.

Social Security. We pay into it but we’re constantly questioning if we’ll ever see that money when we need it. I was interviewed by PLANSPONSOR about how "Social Security Burdens Fall on Younger Workers" and it got me thinking. What are we young savers to do?

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