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Archive of Financial Articles

Archive of Financial Articles

These pages are an archive of  Financial Article posts from Hansen & Associates Financial Group, Inc. The Financial Articles bring you introductions to a variety of highly focused subjects along with sources and citations that make it easy for you to explore the subject further.

Who Needs Estate Planning?

You have an estate. It doesn’t matter how limited (or unlimited) your means may be, and it doesn’t matter if you own a mansion or a motor home. When You Die, You Leave an Estate Rich or poor, when you die, you leave behind an estate. For some, this can mean real...

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The Importance of Financial Literacy

If only money came with instructions… If it did, the route toward wealth would be clear and direct. Unfortunately, many people have inadequate financial knowledge, and for them, the path is more obscure.

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Have a Plan, Not Just a Stock Portfolio

Overly exuberant investors might want to pay attention to the words of Sam Stovall, a longtime, bullish investment strategist and market analyst. Stovall, who used to work for Standard & Poor’s and now works for CFRA.

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Are Millennial Women Saving Enough for Retirement?

Young Women Are Often Hard-Pressed to Save Money Women 35 and younger are often hard-pressed to save money. Student loans may be outstanding; young children may need to be clothed, fed, and cared for; and rent or home loan payments may need to be made. With all of...

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Active & Passive Investment Management

Investment Management Can Be Active or Passive Investment management can be active or passive. Sometimes, that simple, fundamental choice can make a difference in portfolio performance. During a particular market climate, one of these two methods may be widely...

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The Difference Between JTWROS & JT TEN

JTWROS stands for Joint Tenancy with Right of Survivorship. JT TEN stands for Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship. No difference, right? Well, in some states, courts may see one.

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Could Unclaimed Money Be Yours?

More than $40 billion in unclaimed cash & property waits to be returned. At first glance, that figure seems staggering, unbelievable – and, yet, it is true.

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