’Tis the season for giving…and scamming

December 5, 2016 0
Scammers know the holiday season tends to bring out the generosity in us and they aim to take advantage. Before you open your generous heart this holiday season, know to whom you’re giving. Many scammers call to pose as a charity over the phone, asking for a donation. How do [ . . . ]

Making holidays bright—and affordable

November 2, 2016 0
Already dreading what you’ll spend this holiday season? It doesn’t have to be that way. Gifts aren’t the only budget-busting culprit during the holidays. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are also a peak time for spending on groceries, travel, events, entertainment, energy, clothes and dining. Financial advisors recommend [ . . . ]

Don’t fall victim to scams

November 2, 2016 0
It’s sad to think that there are people who spend their days thinking up ways to steal our money. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office has received recent reports of scammers posing as job recruiters, contractors or law enforcement to entice locals with opportunities that are too good to be true, [ . . . ]

Is hoarding cash the prudent move as market awaits election results?

October 4, 2016 0
Could cash stuffed into a Mason jar and buried in the back yard be the best investment hedge against the unpredictable future that this year’s presidential election will bring? While no one actually encourages burying money, some financial watchers have suggested that hoarding cash, even as much as 50 percent [ . . . ]

Reverse mortgages help you age at home

October 4, 2016 0
SPONSORED CONTENT By Val Begalle, Cherry Creek Mortgage Company More people than ever are choosing to age at home with a reverse mortgage. The reverse mortgage lets homeowners age 62 and older convert part of the equity in their homes into tax-free cash without having to sell the home, give [ . . . ]

Leaving an IRA in trust

October 4, 2016 0
SPONSORED CONTENT By William H. Kain, Kain & Burke, PC, Attorneys at Law Estate planning with IRAs and other retirement funds has become largely important for attorneys and their clients. The average IRA account balance for people age 65 to 69 is approximately $212,000, though we often see clients with [ . . . ]

Should you sell short?

October 3, 2016 0
A generation ago, folks our age would be moving from tennis and stocks to rocking chairs and bonds as time goes by. We’d be reducing our risk and stress level and sliding into a comfortable retirement. Nowadays, baby boomers are still playing sports and still in the stock market. It’s not [ . . . ]

How to help the grandkids pay for college

August 31, 2016 0
Starting young is key. Money you set aside now to send your new grandbaby to college someday obviously has the best chance of growing into something substantial. Depending on how you do it, it can also minimize your taxable estate when you pass away. You may already know that you [ . . . ]