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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Retirement planning requires determining your retirement expenses, and that starts well before you retire. Start your budget planning process at least five years before you plan to retire to help you determine whether you’ll have...

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Limiting exposure of your personal information is the best way to protect yourself from fraud. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Many consumers...

 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Retirement Saving Versus College Saving Withdrawing savings from an IRA is one option to pay for college tuition. But is it a good idea? Are you faced with the dilemma of having to save for your own retirement while at the same time...

 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Retirement can mean the beginning of a new life. Here are a few common dangers to avoid. Retirement planning is a tricky process, one that requires careful planning and patience. But even if you have a retirement plan with a clear set...

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Turn your IRA into an estate-planning tool

 

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When I was 20 years old and paying my way through college, I found delivering pizza was a great way to make a decent living. I always asked for the day shift on Friday and Saturday because it would be mostly deliveries to businesses...

 

Friday, May 5, 2017

While many counselors advise widowed individuals to wait a year before making major decisions like selling a house, a divorce often requires quick choices in the midst of turbulence. One of the more difficult decisions you may face is...

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Since most people going through a divorce are not experienced with the process and are battling difficult emotions at the time, financial mistakes are common. Here are some of the pitfalls frequently encountered.

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Are you concerned about retirement income? If so, take heart, you are not alone. According to a Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies survey, the number one fear (43%) is Outliving Savings and Investments. A large part of my...

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

One of the most polarizing topics we discuss with clients is "When should I start collecting Social Security". It is also one of the most difficult questions for us to answer as an Advisor because the factors that weigh in the...

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Socially Responsible Investing, also known as SRI, has been around for decades, but is only recently gaining in popularity. I myself became very interested in this area after my wife wanted to know what we were investing in for our...

 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Over the past 10 years I have been on 500+ flights and traveled across the country more than I’d like to remember. While most people check flight status, weather and their gear before traveling, here are a few other pearls of...

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Investing and Sports As a sports fan and numbers guy, I am intrigued by win percentage probabilities as they relate to my favorite teams. Numerous sports websites analyze teams, their records, opponent records and hundreds of other...