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Frazier Allen: To be or not to be – in debt

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Life’s long and winding road generally includes plenty of side trips on the way to a comfortable retirement. There may be homes to buy, children to raise and educate, careers to pursue, a vacation here and there.

When done strategically, borrowing can help you address those needs – like purchasing a home – without derailing long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement. The key is to consider how the loan will work within your overall financial picture, taking into account each factor including the interest, duration and regular payments. 

There are several factors to weigh when considering when to borrow.

There are several factors to weigh when considering when to borrow.

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Frazier Allen: Risk Management Demystified

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Let’s face it: Life is a risk. That’s why risk management is a crucial part of a long-term financial plan. When it comes to investments, we’re talking diversification and asset allocation. When it comes to your family, health, property and income, we’re talking insurance.

But what kind of coverage do you really need? Take a deeper look at four useful types of policies.

The Right Mix of Coverage to Live with Confidence.

The Right Mix of Coverage to Live with Confidence.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance gives Top 10 Tips For Young Investors

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division wants investors of any age and background to always make smart investments.

While some investors might be young, there’s no reason they should ever feel they’re at a disadvantage when it comes to making smart financial choices.

Spend money thinking of your future as well as your present.

Spend money thinking of your future as well as your present.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Securities Division lists Top Investor Threats

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division is releasing a list of top investor threats and urges investors to use caution when approached with unsolicited investments, especially those involving promissory notes, oil and gas deals and real estate investment opportunities, including non-traded real estate investment trusts. «Read the rest of this article»

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2013 Mid-Year Economic Update

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – The first half of 2013 is in the books, and it was one of the best first halves on record. All three major indices enjoyed double-digit gains through June, but what does the return of volatility in the markets mean for the rest of the year?

This online resource revisits our professionals to get an update on their observations, insights and outlooks for the rest of 2013. «Read the rest of this article»

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Radio Talk Show Hosts vs. Common Sense – BUY GOLD!

 

Anyone listening to talk radio hears the talking heads push gold as a sound investment.  Conservative shock jock Micheal Savage does it,  Glenn Beck does it,  Liberal talkers Randi Rhodes and Thom Hartmann do it, even though I can’t find a link for you.  How can corporate hating liberals and “return to the gold standard” conservatives agree on gold as a good investment?  But they also agree on other sponsors, such as Gotomypc, just to name one….but let’s get back to gold.

Dave Ramsey, a Christian financial adviser radio talker, says this idea that gold is a good investment is a myth.  Ramsey says: «Read the rest of this article»

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Securities Division provides tips to Tennessee investors

 

Picking the right financial adviser, being vigilant pay off

tngovNashville – With Tennesseans paying more attention to their economic habits, the Tennessee Securities Division would like to provide some tips for those making investment decisions.

It is crucial that investors and would-be investors maintain the right perspective about their money. People who make quick, poorly informed investment decisions often fall prey to fraudulent activity – especially when investing with people who are not registered with the State to sell securities or who are selling unregistered securities products.

“Tennesseans should contact the division to see if a prospective financial adviser is registered with the State as the securities agent of a broker-dealer firm,” says Securities Division Director Daphne D. Smith. “Some individuals use titles such as ‘financial adviser’ or use professional certifications or designations but still lack the appropriate State license. The State regularly disciplines individuals who engage in unlicensed securities activity.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Economy impacts financial planning for those retirement years

 

This is the second of three articles on the issues of retirement.

In the Ozarks of Missouri,my grandparents never got to retire, nor did I ever hear them discuss it. The dream of sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair with their dog at their feet was always a serene unrealized thought. Because of their hard-scrabbled living on a small farm, they never had enough money to retire. From sun-up to sundown they collected the eggs, milked the cows, worked for neighbors for 50 cents a day. washed their laundry by hand on a washboard, cooked, and did numerous other chores that occupied their time but brought little cash to show for that strenuous effort to survive.There was no retirement for them. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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