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1808, 2017

Reflect. Regroup. Relaunch.

Creative, Podcasts|

“Excuses don’t stop you; Obstacles don’t stop you; Stopping stops you.” When David Cooks became a paraplegic at the age of 15, he never let it stop him. Tune in as this motivational speaker talks about leadership, teamwork and overcoming obstacles you may face. Real Wealth® is an online radio program with a purpose [...]

1508, 2017

Creating a Prenuptial Agreement

Creative, Finance, Marriage, Taxes|

In order for a prenuptial agreement to be valid, it should be written only after you and your future spouse have had enough time to negotiate satisfactory terms. In other words, the longer the time between the signing of the agreement and your wedding, the better. If you wait until the night before the wedding to give your future spouse [...]

1108, 2017

Innovation and Insurance

Insurance, Podcasts|

The Insurance Industry is constantly changing, so what does that mean for our Health Insurance and other coverages? Ted Nickel, the Insurance Commissioner for WI, set out on a mission to better understand and better serve the diverse insurance marketplace by personally visiting hundreds of companies and advocating for consumers like you. Tune in to find out what he learned [...]

808, 2017

Congratulations: You’ve Won the Lottery – Part 2

Creative, Credit, Debt, Insurance, Planning, Taxes|

Winning a lottery is usually an unexpected and happy event. But when you win a big jackpot, you may feel unprepared to deal with the financial issues that arise almost immediately. You may have to choose advisors; decide when, where, and how to collect your winnings; decide what to do with your winnings; and consider the tax and estate planning [...]

408, 2017

Aging and Denial: Where will you end up?

Planning, Podcasts|

When asked “Where would you like to spend the last years of your life?” most people will say anything but a nursing home. But without a plan, what will happen when you need round-the-clock care – and furthermore, how will your care be funded? Attorney and Senior Advocate Carolyn Rosenblatt explains what happens when you have a good plan, or [...]

108, 2017

Cash Reserve

Planning|

A cash reserve is a pool of funds (and sometimes credit) that you hold in a readily available form to meet emergency and other highly urgent, short-term needs. Sometimes, it is referred to as an emergency or contingency fund. CAUTION: Terminology is important here because contingencies often are not emergencies. Purchasing an expensive item that suddenly goes on sale or [...]