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Eleanor Blayney

From CFP Board’s Consumer Advocate

Diversification is a Good Thing

Diversification is the most effective, least expensive, and easiest-to-implement strategy in an investor’s toolbox to reduce the risk of loss, without sacrificing return. But the “why” of diversification says nothing about the “how” and “what.” Here the questions get harder…
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Financial Planning for Your Retirement


Forgoing Traditional Retirement? CFP® Pros Offer Advice

CFP® professionals Robert Karn and Scott Hanson are seeing more of their clients delaying retirement to pursue their dreams… 
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Age 50? Give Yourself a Nest Egg Check-Up

Once you hit that half-century mark and retirement is closer at hand, is there any way to tell if you’re on the right track? CFP® professionals James Saulnier and Wes Shannon discuss…  Read More


Financial Planning for Your Life Now


Popular Credit Building Tips That May Not Be So Wise After All

What if all that credit climbing wisdom you learned is wrong – or worse, could actually backfire and cause your credit scores to plunge even lower? CFP Board Ambassador Steve Repak, CFP® explains… 
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Why Millennials Should Know Their Net Worth

Not knowing what you have versus what you owe now makes it much harder to plan for where you need to be later in life. CFP Board Ambassador Shannah Compton Game, CFP® and Kyle Ryan, CFP® discuss…  Read More


What You Need to Know About Estate Planning

Tabloids are full of stories about the disastrous fallout when celebrities die without wills or other crucial documents in place. We can learn from their mistakes by getting an estate plan in place now, says Jim Lundwick, CFP®…  Read More


Financial Planning for Women


6 Money Strategies for Women

While it’s true that the gender gap has long put women at an economic disadvantage, the decisions they make about managing their money can make all the difference. CFP Board Ambassador Marguerita Cheng, CFP® and other CFP® professionals explain…  Read More


How Men and Women Approach Retirement Differently

Looking at the differences between how men and women save for retirement, Nancy Coutu, CFP® reveals special considerations for women…  Read More


Financial Planning for Your Children


Talking College Planning with Your Kids

Cutting your child’s college costs starts with tough talks early on. Al Hicks, CFP® offers tips to get the conversation started…  Read More


Money Considerations for When Your College Grad Moves Back Home

A college grad moving home can have a huge financial impact. CFP® professionals Shomari Hearn and Joe O’Boyle explain potential advantages and disadvantages…  Read More




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