Tis the season…to start thinking of filing your taxes. This is the last year under President Obama’s term so you should expect things to be pretty similar to last year. However, there have been a few changes. CNN Money recently discussed some of these changes and how to make sure you file in time for 2016.

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If retirement is in your near future, it is your job to start planning now. Get those ducks in a row years before your anticipated retirement so that it can happen when you intend to. Most people know that as you approach retirement your investments should become more conservative and your savings should increase, but USA Today recently came up with a thorough to-do list before you take the big plunge.

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It’s that time of year again, when panic sets in as we try to find the best gifts to give to our loved ones. For many it can be especially difficult to figure out what to get their grandchildren, or perhaps you’re a RINK like me and are looking to give something meaningful to your young nieces or nephews. Instead of getting the little ones something that they will play with once, consider giving a financial gift this year instead. US News recently came up with a few gifts that will benefit them in the years to come.

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If you have been a responsible, diligent saver for your whole working life, it may be difficult for you to allow yourself spend your savings during retirement. It is common to feel guilty about spending your hard earned money but retirement is exactly the reason you have been saving it. CNN Money recently gave some advice on how to give yourself a break and enjoy your retirement savings.

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While many of us look forward to retirement, it does not necessarily mean we want to stop working completely. In fact, according to a recent study, 62% of retirees choose to work part-time because they want to stay mentally active. Some of the best part-time gigs available in today’s society are part of the trending “gig economy.” MarketWatch recently discussed the benefits of these alternative jobs.

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