Getting ready to buy your first home? This is an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming one. Even though taking out a mortgage on a home is something that you probably...
Should You Hold Bonds or Bond Funds When Interest Rates Rise?
Bond investing in a rising interest rate environment requires careful thought. Here are some things to consider about bonds and bond funds.
Financial tips for women getting a divorce
Separate all spousal property and accounts immediately
Savings Tips for Children
April 24th is National Teach Children to Save Day. We have employees going to local schools to teach children the importance of saving. Anytime is the right time to begin teaching children about mo…
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Tips to Simplify Home Loan Process
Are you looking for ways to simplify and reduce the stress of the home loan process? Check out these tips to help you do just that! Disclose All...
Quick Financial Tip: Mortgage Process
Our goal is simple: To improve the financial well-being of our members. This also happens to be the mission statement at Mutual 1st Federal. We want to make ...
How Lower Fees Could Put Independents on Top
Asset management fees are coming down as lower-cost passive investments take center stage and calls for radical transparency in fee disclosure get louder This means change is coming to the wealth management arena as well, say industry experts How this plays out for individual advisors will depend on their technology platforms and, according to Shirl Penney, CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners , on their ability to articulate value and offer distinct services under clear pricing policies. New York-based Dynasty provides a la carte infrastructure support and related services to about 40 RIAs. For Penney, the fact of “fee pressure and the fear of margin compression” among wealth managers is “undeniable” as “the rate of innovation” in…
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
What’s the best age to retire?
Retirement columnist BOSTON (MarketWatch)—If you’re going to do it—retire, that is—you might as well do it at the right age. And doing it at the right age, according to the authors of a soon-to-be published paper, involves a bit of homework Retiring at the optimal age should not be left to chance, according to Kenn Tacchino, a professor of taxation and financial planning at Widener University, and Patricia Tacchino, co-authors of a soon-to-be-published paper in Benefits Quarterly Rather, choosing a retirement age needs to be a rational decision that accounts for a variety of confusing and competing consideration, the Tacchinos wrote. And to reach a rational decision, the authors say, would-be retirees would benefit from…