Judith Ackland




  • Big news this week, besides the hurricanes, is the Equifax breach where approximately 143 million consumers’ information was disclosed to criminals.  What should you do to protect yourself? Check to see if your personal information was possibly disclosed to the criminals. Go to https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/ and enter the requested information for each member of your family, […]

  • As the cost of attending college continues to increase, so does the student loan debt level. According to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the average outstanding balance is now $34,144. Plus, the percentage of borrowers owing $50,000 or more has more than tripled in the last 10 years. For most folks, a […]

  • As we prepare to celebrate Labor Day, Crystal Financial Solutions looks back in appreciation for those who share the fruits of their labor with us to make our business thrive. Thanks to our clients and those who refer clients to us. We will be closed on Monday to celebrate the holiday. Enjoy the long weekend!

  • Whenever the Powerball jackpot increases to a large number, many folks spend money on lottery tickets. Even after someone wins the big jackpot, folks continue to buy the tickets in hopes of cashing in on one of the smaller prizes. The recent jackpot winner had the option of receiving the full $758 million over a […]

  • I recently read an article discussing PwC’s 2017 Employee Financial Wellness Survey. This study found that more folks are taking early withdrawals from their 401(k) plans, particularly millennial and GenX employees. The most common reasons for the withdrawals, according to the survey, were unexpected expenses, medical bills, paying off credit cards, paying for education expenses, […]

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