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Retirement isn't what it used to be, which means we need a new way to plan for it. As employer-funded investments and government plans disappear due to a changing global economy, it's crucial to personally save for retirement.

Smart moves at the beginning of tax season can help get your financial house in order.

Real estate is a hot commodity right now, to say the least. That makes it a competitive market, which also makes it a great time to invest.

From rising inflation and interest rates to supply chain issues and more, the economy has no doubt been through the wringer lately, bringing most of us along for the ride (through no choice of our own). To further understand the factors you should be aware of when the economy is less than stellar, West Michigan Woman tapped the expertise of Melissa Jean Stewart, CFP®, Founder, ClearVista Advisors.

Whether it's through your Pinterest board, saved posts on Instagram or a good old fashioned mood board of magazine clippings, plenty of us have the ultimate dream vacation planned out in our heads ... that one trip you say you'll eventually take "someday." And life, as it so often does, happens. Either your budget doesn't allow for a trip or other high priority commitments take precedence.

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