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Discussing A Volatile Market

We all need help being money-smart. Each of our Marshfield Mariner articles allow the team from McNamara Financial to tackle an issue that will build your financial planning skills. This week, Mike McNamara talks about the downward volatility in the stock market.
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Smart With Money Financial Fair – Winter Recap!

Imagine if you had a day to “try out” all the financial decisions a young adult would need to make…Would you make the right choices? Here's a quick recap of our 3rd Smart With Money Finance Fair put on for the Marshfield High School students December 17th.
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Overspending with Credit

Credit card companies are doing a great job of turning people into over spenders. Alyssa tests her theory that people will spend less without access to a credit card. Will she spend more or less with only cash in her pocket?
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The One Big Step That Will Allow You to Live Comfortably in Retirement

We all need help being money-smart. Each of our Marshfield Mariner articles allow the team from McNamara Financial to tackle an issue that will build your financial planning skills. In this article, we’re discussing retirement. Living comfortably after we stop working is everyone’s goal. One way to help ensure that is to go into retirement mortgage-free. In “Money Talk: How to retire and live happily ever after,” Mike McNamara explains how retiring your mortgage at the same time you retire from work will eliminate your biggest expense at a time when income is also scaling back. Unfortunately, with the average homeowner
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Communication Keeps Marital Finances Running Smoothly

We all need help being money-smart. Each of our Marshfield Mariner articles allow the team from McNamara Financial to tackle an issue that will build your financial planning skills. Money is one of the top five stressors in a marriage. Whether accounts are held jointly or separately, deciding how money is spent or saved can wreak havoc on any couple. Alyssa McNamara Reed explains how communication is the key to preventing this discord in “Money Talk: Marrying Finances Requires Communication.” Both parties need to know what is coming in and where the money is being spent. Shared responsibilities with paying
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Considering an Annuity? Start Here.

We all need help being money-smart. Each of our Marshfield Mariner articles allow the team from McNamara Financial to tackle an issue that will build your financial planning skills. This week, Alyssa McNamara Reed breaks down annuities in “Money Talk: Annuities sound comforting, but wait”. This popular investment tool gives a guaranteed income stream that can be beneficial for people on fixed incomes or those needing a tax deferment. But not all annuities are the same. Immediate, fixed, variable or equity indexed – which one may be right for you, or not right at all? The world of annuities is
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