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Robin Young article featured on Financial Poise | Advice for Recent Widows: Six Steps You Can Take for Peace of Mind

This article, recently published on Financial Poise, features the advice and expertise of our President and CEO Robin Young!

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If you were recently widowed, you are likely feeling a range of emotions and are overwhelmed by the prospect of managing things on your own. Advice for recent widows will range from person to person, but the tax, estate and financial implications of this very big life change can crush the sense of competence in even the most educated and organized person. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed by just thinking about the practical aspects of a loved one’s passing.

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Julie Fortin featured in USA Today Article | Parent Trap: Supporting an Adult Child Will Hurt Both of You

This article, recently published in Nerdwallet and written by Andrea Coombs, features the advice and expertise of our own Julie Fortin!

"When helping starts to hurt

Helping out adult children “isn’t necessarily a bad thing,” says Julie Fortin, certified financial planner and financial behavior specialist with Northstar Financial Planning in Windham, New Hampshire.

Of course you’ll try to help your child in an emergency — but be careful that short-term aid doesn’t become a long-term habit. That’s because setting up shop as the Bank of Mom and Dad can lead to two problems: One is that your child might become overly dependent on you for money. The other is that those payouts can jeopardize your financial outlook, Fortin says."

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Northstar Financial Planning is given the Women's Choice Award for Financial Planning

Women’s Choice Award® Financial Advisors and Firms represent less than 1% of financial advisors in the U.S. As of July 2017, of the 807 considered for the Women’s Choice Award, 139 were named Women’s Choice Award Financial Advisors/Firms.

“It’s an honor for Northstar’s all women team to be recognized for their dedication to improving the financial well-being of women. It brings us great joy to guide women through life’s many transitions and help them gain peace and confidence.” - Robin Young

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