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FireLife is dedicated to all things “off-duty” that are of interest to firefighters while they are not working/training. Some of the regular columns we will feature in the wealth section include:

  • Your Money

    -- A retirement/financial planning section written by Financial Advisor and Insurance Agent Diana Palmieri.  She specializes in financial and retirement planning for firefighters.  This section will include Diane's tips on what firefighters can do with their money to plan/savefor retirement, the buzz on investing and the latest trends and vehicles

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Fire Life Money Articles

"That's Not My Name"

I love this song by the Ting Tings. And you may too. It actually popped into my head while going through a credit report fiasco involving me and my husband.

Women Need Life Insurance!

Millions of families rely mainly on the male’s policy, failing to think about the financial devastation of losing the female’s income, too.

Your Personal Annual Review: WHY It's So Important

Life is busy. Things change. This is all the MORE reason to do an annual financial checkup.

The Oft-Ignored Component of Elder Care Planning

Laws and individual situations can be quite complex, and an attorney specializing in this field will be well worth the money.

Your Brokerage Account at Risk

These hackers are relentless. What can you do to protect yourself and your accounts?

Some Considerations Before Buying a Rental Property

So you want to be a landlord, eh? Rental properties are hot these days, with lower home prices and lower mortgage rates. There are many considerations before you jump in.

Reverse Mortgages: Some Pros and Cons

If you are considering this type of mortgage for your parents, or even yourself, there are several considerations.

For Richer or Poorer: Some Tips for Newlyweds

With student debt at historic highs and people waiting longer to marry, the likelihood of people saying “I do” changes some part of that vow to “Yes, I will accept your debt, too.”

Your Personal Information at Risk...Again

The Heartbleed virus is a bug that focuses on encryption data that keeps your information private.

A Small Stepping Stone to Saving for Retirement

The MyRA is not the 100-percent surefire way to wholly fund one’s retirement, but I believe it could be a stepping stone to greater savings in the future.

Think You're Too Young to Plan?

A good deal of my practice focuses on helping clients with all aspects of planning their financial futures. It’s not only talking about their investments.

Do You Know Where Your Money Is?

Unfortunately, some investors may have not learned the lessons Madoff's ponzi scheme should have taught.

All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

The ultimate, 100 percent, surefire way to ensure your gold or silver is real is to buy from a reputable licensed dealer.

Life Insurance Contestability

Do not take insurance fraud lightly. If you did fib on your application, omit medical or financial information, and think you’re in the clear, think again, writes Diana Palmieri.

Considering a Condo?

If you are considering buying a condo or a town home, there are myriad things to consider.