How to Follow a Monthly Budget

Step 1: Keep Track of Expenses Start by keeping a “Money Diary”. This doesn’t even necessarily require you to meticulously keep track of all your checks and receipts; just carry around a little notebook and write it down every time you make a purchase. It should look like this:3/23/2016Coffee $4.76Food Shopping $68.79Pilates Class $50.00Dinner $47.83This…
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Save Money on Grocery Shopping

Groceries are a necessity, and food shopping is an inevitable expense for all of us. It’s never the most exciting part of your day (or maybe it is, but in that case you might want to seriously reconsider some of your life choices), but it can be a great opportunity to save money without making…
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Is Netflix Really Worth It?

Once upon a time Netflix was a small company that (barely) made money off of mailing DVDs to customers’ homes. Today, Netflix is measured to be worth $32.9 billion, and it’s become a somewhat necessary service, an acceptable social activity, and even its own verb (“Netflix and Chill”). But is Netflix worth your money? Are…
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How to Start Saving Money Now

It is no secret that everyone has trouble saving money. However, no matter how thin your budget is, anyone can save a bit of money that can start building up into that new car or house you always wanted. Here are five tips on how to get started. 1. Open a Savings Account Immediately To…
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Life Insurance After Cancer

Contrary to popular belief, life insurance after cancer is possible, and often at a more reasonable price than one would expect. Too many cancer survivors are living under the illusion that they’re uninsurable, so take the time to learn about your options.We’re not delusional—there are of course certain challenges associated with finding a life insurance…
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Use Education Savings Plans to Help Boost Your College Fund

A growing number of parents are becoming concerned over the limitations of their college savings options and the poor returns they’re generating. 529 college savings plans have been criticized for their anemic returns and high fees, and parents are often limited to plans available in their state. One option that is receiving much more attention…
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Client Focused Advisors Named as Finalist in Signator Investors’ “Practice of the Year”

or Release: Upon Receipt Contact: Melissa BerczukPhone: (617) 663-4750E-mail:  mberczuk@jhancock.com Client Focused Advisors Named as Finalist in Signator Investors’ “Practice of the Year” Firm Recognized for Excellence in Practice Management, Client Service As Reviewed by Independent International Management Consulting Firm BOSTON, MA, (December 4, 2015) — Client Focused Advisors of New York City and Long Island, led by…
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