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Eleanor Blayney

From CFP Board’s Consumer Advocate

Spring Cleaning for Your Finances

Ah spring! A time when fancy turns lightly to thoughts of love. At least that’s Lord Tennyson’s opinion. For us more practical types, the season carries heavier obligations. Come April, we must turn to tax preparation and spring-cleaning. Both chores entail hard decisions. What should I keep, and what can I toss? If I keep it, for how long? And where do I put it? Read More


Financial Planning for Your Retirement


How to Simplify Your Retirement Accounts

Are your retirement accounts piling up? Dan Lash, CFP® explains how to simplify them and make more money… Read More


Why Long Term Care Should Be on Your Retirement Planning Checklist

Long term care can come with a yearly price tag reaching into six-figure territory. CFP® professionals Paula Nangle, Stephanie Lee and Wes Shannon discuss how to plan… Read More


Financial Planning for Your Life Now


Your Guide to Saving for a Down Payment

Saving for a home? Your time horizon and risk tolerance play a big role on where to keep your down payment savings, according to CFP® pros Ellen Jordan and Taylor Schulte… Read More


Financial Stress Can Be Harmful to Your Health – Here’s What to Do About It

Fiscally flabulous or fiscally fabulous? A recent study shows that financial stress may lead to weight gain. David Rae, CFP® discusses how a CFP® professional might ease the strain by helping you get your finances in shape…  Read More


7 Steps to Digging Out of Debt

Stuck in debt? John Gajkowski, CFP® offers debt-repayment tips and strategies...  Read More


Financial Planning for Women


Why Women Should Join the Money Conversation

Kelly Shikany, CFP® explains why women should get more comfortable talking about money… Read More


Mindful Financial Planning: 6 Tips for Women

Women are often seen as intuitive, thoughtful and compassionate, and can use these qualities to their advantage as they plan for the future, writes CFP Board Ambassador Marguerita Cheng, CFP®Read More


Financial Planning for Your Children


Be Your Child’s Money Tutor

Don't underestimate the importance of the Bank of Mom and Dad when it comes to financial literacy. CFP Board Ambassador JJ Burns, CFP® explains…  Read More


Cosigning for Your Kid’s Student Loans? Consider the Risks 

If students need to take out private loans for college, they usually have to ask their parents to cosign for them. If you’re a parent, should you do it? Jeff Jones, CFP® discusses…  Read More




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By considering all aspects of your financial situation, a CFP® professional can help you manage your finances and develop a strategy for meeting your goals.

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