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Donald V. Cericola, Jr. is the founder and principal of DVC Financial Services. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Don received his BS in Accounting from Temple University. He has been a registered representative and investment advisory representative of MML Investors Services, LLC (MMLIS) since 1994 when he started his practice. Don is also a licensed CPA but does not practice on behalf of MMLIS. Don currently resides in Warrington, PA, with his wife Ellen, where they raised their two now-grown children. Professionally and socially, Don is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP), American Association of Individual Investors (AAII), Doylestown Chapter of Business Network International (BNI), and Knights of Columbus. Dons professional mission is to be recognized as a leader and major provider of expertise in the fields of financial services, planning, and implementation, as well as quality financial products for individuals and small businesses. With extensive knowledge in these areas, Don has a true passion for helping others manage and grow their portfolios. While helping to navigate through lifes various stages and transitions, Don is dedicated to meeting each clients individual needs regarding various financial matters. Disclosures: www.dvcfinancialservices.com/licenses
Deciding how and when to start saving for college can be tricky. Check out this article for a few tips.
nytimes.com There’s no class in, ahem, college, to prepare us for saving for our children's college education. Let this guide be your starting point.
Is it possible that you're richer than you realize? Here are the 6 signs you're richer than you think you are.
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What happens when your parents are not financially prepared for retirement but can no longer work or are not earning enough to meet their expenses? bit.ly/2VIx85e.
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Study: Parents Skimp on Retirement to Support Adult Children.
finance.yahoo.com Half of all parents with adult children are risking their retirement, in order to financially support their kids, according to a new Bankrate report.
Listen up Millennials!
blog.massmutual.com If you qualify for a Roth IRA, it might make sense to consider limiting your 401(k) contribution to the employer match. MassMutual can help you map out a plan.
Do you feel like it's harder to retire now than 5 years ago? If so, you are with the majority of Americans who agree.
thestreet.com Even though the stock market is up sharply over the past five years, most Americans feel it's more difficult to retire, a recent survey finds.
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blog.massmutual.com There is a basic miscalculation in decision-making with not starting as early as possible when it comes to planning for your financial future.
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When you're in your 20's, life insurance might not be top of mind, but there plenty of reasons to consider buying it.
blog.massmutual.com Buying life insurance in your 20s costs less than when you’re older and perhaps less healthy.
Graduation season is right around the corner. Check out these 7 Financial Gifts for the College Graduate.
blog.massmutual.com Try these ideas for gifts that will benefit any college graduate for years to come.
Most families who are socking money away for their children’s college tuition don’t take advantage of tax-friendly savings tools, like 529 plans, that could potentially supercharge their savings. Learn more here: bit.ly/2U5UJXE.
blog.massmutual.com Less than one-third of families saving for college are using tax-friendly college saving plans, like 529 or Coverdell accounts, to get ahead.
Opinion: Baby Boomers Commit the ‘7 Deadly Sins’ of Retirement Planning.
marketwatch.com New survey shows why millions are unprepared.
These 'Super Savers' are Retiring Earlier Than Most. Here's What They're Doing Differently.
cnbc.com Some Americans ages 45 and up are managing to save $1 out of every $5 — and retiring earlier. Here's what they're doing differently from the average investor.
Do you recognize yourself, a friend, or a family member in this list of give personal finance blunders? bit.ly/2G8skN6.
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3 Life Insurance Tips for Business Owners
investopedia.com Here are three tips for business owners to use life insurance to take care of their families.
Financial literacy: An epic fail in America. Learn more from this article: bit.ly/2HgtyGL.
investmentnews.com Lacking the skills needed to make informed financial decisions hurts individuals and the economy. What can advisers do to help?
Man plans to live out 'golden' age at Holiday Inn instead of retirement home. Would you ever consider doing this?
msn.com A Texas man compared the cost of a retirement home to a long-term stay senior discount at Holiday Inn and decided to spend retirement at the hotel.
Here is how you can try and avoid money mistakes even smart people make…
tampabay.com Certified financial planner Jill Schlesinger has seen smart people make some pretty spectacular money mistakes.
Wondering if you will have enough retirement savings?
marketwatch.com Here are some ways to make up for the shortfall between retirement income and expenses.
The "Wellness Wheel" on the Road to Financial Security.
blog.massmutual.com To be financially well wherever you are on your financial journey, you need focus on your short and long-term goals.
For the average person, the meaning of retirement changes as you begin to get older. Here's a look at retirement through the decades.
forbes.com ‘Retirement’ is defined, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary, as the withdrawal from one’s position or occupation or from active working life. Depending upon your age bracket, the word retirement conjures up different meanings and different emotions.
According to this article, boosting your retirement savings could be a matter of thinking it to be true.
cnbc.com Research that included a hidden twist resulted in one group recommending a higher savings rate than the other.
Cash value life insurance makes Harbaugh college football’s top-paid coach.
thinkadvisor.com This type of deferred compensation alternative appeals to talented leaders and executives.
When $1 Million in a 401(k) is Really $600,000...
money.usnews.com You aren't really a millionaire if you have $1 million in a tax-deferred retirement account.
The 3 Myths That Will Ruin Your Retirement Security.
forbes.com Retirement planning is complicated and confusing. There are many myths that can trip up your financial security. We cover 3 retirement myths that you shouldn't let ruin your retirement financial freedom. From retirement taxes to spending in retirement to Social Security Planning.
Tax season is upon us! Are you overlooking these 5 income tax deductions and credits?
blog.massmutual.com Overlooked tax deductions
Considering purchasing life insurance soon? Try to avoid these 5 mistakes.
Whole Life Insurance: Criticisms and Rebuttals.
blog.massmutual.com Learn about the benefits and criticisms of a whole life insurance policy.
CPA financial planners share their favorite moves for kicking off the year right.
accountingtoday.com CPA financial planners share their favorite moves for kicking off the year right.
A sound retirement plan will involve at least three perspectives: financial, organizational, and emotional planning.
blog.massmutual.com Sure, there’s financial planning. But retirement takes some organizational and emotional preparation too.
This article explores the connections between the new tax law and Roth IRA conversions in 2019.
marketwatch.com Today’s federal income tax rates might be the lowest you’ll see for the rest of your life.
What job did many of the world's billionaires and multimillionaires have when they were younger? Check out this article to find out.
marketwatch.com And why it’s important for all of us to do that job, too.
Annuities get a bad rap, but some are the right solution for retirement savings dilemmas.
thestreet.com Annuities get a bad rap, but some are the right solution for retirement savings dilemmas.
Wait! Average 401k Contribution Rates are How Much?
401kspecialistmag.com Hittin’ the Big 4-0 is always a time for pause, contemplation and reflection and 401ks are no exception. And, thankfully, they're looking pretty good.
Does your new year's resolution include setting up a new budget? Here are a few tips for creating and sticking to your budget through 2019 and beyond.
blog.massmutual.com Putting together a budget can be pretty straightforward, but the trick is following it.
MassMutual CEO, Roger Crandall, spoke with CNN about what it takes to keep the 175 year-old company young.
cnn.com MassMutual CEO Roger Crandall has taken many steps to modernize how his 167-year old company does business and treats it employees. He's also learned to listen more, sleep more and go off the grid occasionally.
Why identifying your risk profile is essential to investing.
blog.massmutual.com Understand the level of risk you are personally willing to accept before committing money to investments.
How using "buckets" can help you take the long view in planning for retirement.
blog.massmutual.com Retirement bucket strategy
Changing jobs can be a big transition, but don't forget about your 401K.
cnbc.com Everything you need to know about rolling over your 401(k).
12 Year-End Tax and Financial Planning Tips from the AICPA
businesswire.com Year-end tax & financial planning tips for Americans. Tax experts available to discuss these tips & more.
This article finds that while more people plan to retire before 60, few understand how much it costs to be retired.
insurancenewsnet.com Americans on average expect to retire two years sooner than they did five years ago and many more say they intend to retire before age 60, potentially reflecting a spike in 401 balances, according to research from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Need new gifts for your kids this holiday season? Check out 5 these financial gift ideas!
blog.massmutual.com What's more meaningful than another toy? An investment or money lesson that will help secure a future.
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