OPM Hacked: What You Need To Know and What You Can Do

Last week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that in April they found a data breach in their system from last year. OPM manages security clearances for most government agencies, as well as managing the Federal Civil Service. What Happened? According to OPM, the breach may have compromised the personal information of four […]

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Fees vs. Commissions

One of the most important lessons in life is learning who to trust. We feel lucky that almost all of the advisors we’ve met in the financial world are honest, hard-working folk. They are trying to earn a living while helping clients grow and protect their investments. However, within this framework, brokers each have their […]

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2015 is Halfway Gone

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss Can you believe it? I’m shocked that June is here already, and that 2015 is already halfway over. It […]

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Be Fair to Yourself: How to Handle Financially Dependent Adult Children

It’s summer again here in Mid-Atlantic Maryland. The grass is lush green, flowers are blooming everywhere, and, most importantly for us, the air is much warmer. Some say humid, but hey, we like it. Being Fair Dear FedNav, I have two sons. One is doing very well, financially. The other married late, has a big […]

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C’mon, May Flowers!

“April showers bring May flowers…” From the poem April Showers by Karen Chappell Because we are so committed to bringing you high-quality articles, our writing and editing process is quite long. That means I’m actually writing this May article in the middle of April, on a much more rainy and chilly day than I would like. And […]

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Famous Federal Employees: Issue 1

Our nation is run by some amazing people. The men and women who work for the Federal Government are not only hard workers, but they are dedicated to doing great things for the citizens of our country. Many of them have gone on to become quite famous! We decided to start a series about Famous […]

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Do You Remember When? Nostalgic Toys for Baby Boomers

Hey, Baby Boomers! Do You Remember These Nostalgic Toys for the Greatest Generation? Do you remember the good old days of TV shows starring singing cowboys sporting white hats who always beat the bad guys? How about when a bottle of pop cost a nickel? When you saved up all your grass-mowing money to buy that […]

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*When Is The Best Time to Buy ANYTHING?

We all like a good sale, but spotting a truly great deal is a learned art. There are some people who are just darn good bargain hunters, you can watch the show Extreme Couponers for a taste of their world. But even if you aren’t an extreme bargain hunter like they are, it doesn’t hurt […]

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Then and Now: The Stock Market Crashes of 1929 and 2008

Downton Abbey and the Inevitable One of the most popular shows on TV right now is Downton Abbey, the BBC’s historical drama about the residents of a grand manor house in the English countryside from 1912-1924. Since the show first began the family and servants of Downton have been through the sinking of the Titanic, World […]

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Colorful Eggs and Too Much Paperwork

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love! – Sitting Bull I love this time of year, when crocuses and pastel colors start popping up everywhere and I finally get to be outside for longer than […]

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