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Making the best long-term care decisions for aging parents.

Mike Kojonen explains that most people are not planning ahead for long-term care in retirement. Retirement is not about having just enough money to retire, but having extra money aside to plan for a nursing home or in home care.

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Social Security checks will see a bump in 2019

Social Security checks will see a bump in 2019. Financial professional Mike Kojonen talked with WCCO about what the increase means for millions and ways to maximize benefits.

How to Maximize Social Security Benefits

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Retirement Planning Tips

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Changes and Tips for Charitable Giving this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to give to others, but there’s a major change to the way charitable giving will affect our taxes, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Financial professional Mike Kojonen talked with WCCO-TV about the changes and tips for charitable giving this holiday season.

Resources to investigate charities:

CharityWatch | Charity Navigator | Guidestar | BBB Wise Giving Alliance

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Resources for Veterans Struggling with Finances

As we recognize our nation’s military on Veterans Day, many veterans say they are struggling with their finances. Financial professional Mike Kojonen talked with WCCO-TV about some of the hurdles veterans are facing and how to help them get back on their feet financially.

Start an Emergency Fund

Take Care of Credit Card Debt

Avoid Scams

Seek Help

National Veterans Foundation

 

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Most Common Money Bullies and How to Handle Them

Bullies aren’t just on the playground or online. Adults face bullies, too. Family or friends can shame, scold or school us when it comes to our finances. October is Bullying Awareness Month, and financial professional Mike Kojonen talked with WCCO-TV about the most common money bullies and how to handle them.

1. The Expert

2. The One Upper

3. The Shamer

4. The Disciplinarian

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