On The Money: How myRA, a new retirement account, works

...It's a great way to start saving for retirement in a low-risk way," said Ed Gjertsen II, president of the Financial Planning Association.MyRAs are aimed at those without access to employer-sponsored retirement plans like 401(k)s...

Local sons follow father's footsteps in career paths

...Street. He said he let them choose their own path, not attempting to influence their selection into the world of financial planning. Here is a look at some local father-son shared careers: DICKINSON ARCHITECTUREFATHER: Nick Dickinson Sr...

Biz Bits

...Ring from Allstate for outstanding business achieve ment THOMAS JONESAward/honor: Selected for the Estate and Financial Planning Advisory Council for the Georgia Society of CPAsDetails: He is a partner in Jones, Jones, Davis and Associates...

Quick tips: Newlywed financial planning

...routinely cited as the No. 1 cause of divorce. If you're planning to tie the knot, take the time to do some financial planning as well. 1. TALK EARLY. Remember that you're not just marrying the one you love. You're also marrying his...

Surviving a job loss takes good financial planning

...have the resources to hold me over until something else comes up?'," said Fred Jolly, senior vice president of financial planning services for Chicago-based Harris Bank, who has counseled numerous displaced workers. Bauer was fortunate to...

Consumers could be fooled by financial planning schemes

...achieving their life goals because of inadequate financial planning. The slogan: "Get the facts. It's your money...the Internet are good sources of information about financial planning strategies. -- If you decide that you need help...

Plan Your Day the Smart Way to Minimize Spending

...but not urgent" tasks, I end up making financially smart moves sooner rather than later. I'll take action on financial planning, insurance, home and auto maintenance, bill paying, and so forth because I've actively put aside time for...

Augusta financial planner's book goes beyond basics

...recently released his new book on financial planning, Opportunity: Your Blueprint...hopes to teach the public about financial planning. Q: Why did you decide to...addressed in the basics-of-financial-planning books out there. There's...

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Personal goals control financial plan

This week is Financial Planning Week, so I asked several local financial planners for their...Command Financial Services cautioned against using generic rules. Financial planning has become more complicated because of increased longevity...

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Business calendar

Tuesday: Senior Friends Financial Planning Seminar; 12:30 p.m.; Columbia Augusta Professional...706) 651-6716 to register. Thursday: Senior Friends Financial Planning Seminar; 12:30 p.m.; Columbia Augusta Professional...