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The Frugal Habits of Millionaires

From Stephen Clifford, Registered Investment Advisor Representative
The Winfield Group - Scottsdale, Arizona


The word "millionaire" typically conjures up images of a lavish, jet-setting lifestyle, but behind the scenes, that may not always be the case. Like Warren Buffett, who famously still lives in the relatively modest house in Omaha, Nebraska, that he bought in 1958 for $31,500, many millionaires (and billionaires) live a modest, if not downright frugal lifestyle--a...

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Bonds vs. Bond Funds: Which Is Better When Interest Rates Rise?

From Stephen Clifford, Registered Investment Advisor Representative
The Winfield Group - Scottsdale, Arizona


The Federal Reserve has said it expects to begin raising its target rate sometime in 2014. Since bond prices fall when interest rates rise, it may be a good time to pay increased attention to any fixed-income investments you have. Here are some factors to consider when you review your portfolio.

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The Impact of Health-Care Costs on Social Security

From Stephen Clifford, Registered Investment Advisor Representative
The Winfield Group - Scottsdale, Arizona


For many retirees and their families, Social Security provides a dependable source of income. In fact, for the majority of retirees, Social Security accounts for at least half of their income (Source: Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2013). However, more of that income is being spent on health-related costs each year, leaving less available for other retirement expenses.

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Protecting Your Digital Assets

From Stephen Clifford, Registered Investment Advisor Representative
The Winfield Group - Scottsdale, Arizona


NFP-digitalassets1213_01.jpgIn today's digital age, many individuals live at least a part of their life online. Whether you share your life with others through e-mail, Facebook posts, and tweets, or simply have a number of online, password protected accounts, you'll want to make plans for the disposition of all of your digital assets in the event of your death or incapacity.

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Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and How To Make Old Finance Tips New Again

Finance blogging is one of the most popular blog categories, and for good reason. People always want to learn how to save money. They're constantly searching for finance topics like "how to budget," "how to save for retirement," and "easy ways to earn more money." If you know a lot about finance and know how to use SEO strategies to draw search engine traffic to your site, you have a good blogging opportunity on your hands.

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