As a daughter, sister, wife, mother and aunt, I, like many of you, fill many roles as a woman.   While there have been significant improvements to the gender gap in the workplace, statistics show that women are still at risk of not achieving their own financial security.  While women are just as capable as men,…

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In March, we learned about the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules and how they apply to tax-deferred retirement plans, such as 401(k)s, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and Traditional IRAs. By design, RMDs are the Internal Revenue Code’s mechanism for forcing you to distribute, and pay tax on, the money in your tax-deferred retirement plans….

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As kids start going to back to school, I look back fondly on the Back to School shopping trips I had with my mom.   In particular, I remember shopping for new shoes.  I’d walk in wearing my completely comfortable, and well-worn sneakers.  I’d spend a lot of time breaking those shoes in.  In an effort…

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