Don't let myths guide your retirement savings plan

...savings plan. Consider investing in a Roth or traditional IRA, too. According to Car rie Schwab-Pomerantz, a financial planner and president of the Charles Schwab Foundation, "An IRA not only gives you the ability to save even more, it might...

Tips for parents considering helping their child buy a home

...repaid."When you apply for a loan they want to know how much money you have," said Erika Safran, a certified financial planner with Safran Wealth Advisors in New York. "If you're receiving gift, that person is going to have to write a...

Brokers' conflicts can cost investors

...portfolio is half of what it was, according to a financial planner who helped her file a claim against the broker...going toward penalties and taxes, according to her financial planner, James Burns. If the broker had been held to a...

3 tips for using credit wisely during the holidays

...date of the time period, a high interest rate is charged going back to day one," said Ray Benton, a certified financial planner based in Denver.If you're considering using a card offering zero interest on purchases for a period of time...

Biz Bits

...Staging Profes sional designation from the Home Staging Institute. JAMES LEIBACHAward/honor: Named a Certified Financial Planner professional.Details: He works in the Augusta office of Raymond James & Associates Inc. KENT GUIONAward/honor...

Attention on Graham, state officers in SC primary

...have hammered away at Graham, saying he's not conservative enough. That didn't matter to Ben Lister, 48, a financial planner from Green ville who voted for the senator."I know that some people are saying he should be more conservative...

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Source of Yu funds remain a mystery

...listed at no more than $250,000."I don't really consider that a lot of assets," said Kent Balch, a veteran financial planner with First Fidelity Financial Group. "His ace in the hole could be that building. If he could sell it at any given...

Savannah River Banking Co. completes merger with Columbia bank

...and both are experiencing nice momentum in business growth," said First Community President and CEO Mike Crapps.Crapps said it is likely there will be hiring in Augusta to have additional mortgage orginators and financial planners.

Credit card companies offer free credit scores

...lenders are expected to sign up."I think it's fantastic," said Ted Sarenski, a certified public accountant and financial planner at Blue Ocean Strategic Capital. "People should be watching that score and asking how they could improve it...