Planning Guide for Unmarried Couples

No one likes to think about death, disability, or a breakup, but planning for the unexpected can help alleviate many potential problems, particularly for unmarried couples. Although some states have begun to offer committed unmarried couples the legal benefits that married couples receive, without proper planning, millions of unmarried couples face serious barriers. 

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Reexamining Four Common Beliefs About Paying for College

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Market Update for the Month Ending July 31, 2016

Markets move up around the world

Equity markets performed well in July. The S&P 500 Index ended the month up 3.69 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also rose, though slightly less, gaining 2.94 percent. The Nasdaq led the group with a 6.65-percent gain. All three set all-time highs. 

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Docusign: Step-by-step Instructions

Commonwealth Financial Network®, the broker/dealer–RIA that we partner with to help you pursue your financial goals, has joined forces with DocuSign, a leader in the electronic signature (e-signature) industry. As a result, you now have access to a quick, easy, and secure way to sign account paperwork and other documents—without having to make an extra trip to my office to sign hard copies.   

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Wedding Survival Guide

With the average cost of a wedding at an all-time high of more than $31,000, the tradition of the bride’s family covering all of the expenses is becoming a thing of the past. Today, the couple themselves and the groom’s family often share the costs of hosting the event. And it’s not just the engaged couple and their families who bear a financial burden: between travel, lodging, and attire, wedding guests can also rack up their fair share of expenses. 

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