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Saturday, June 1, 2024

There is one thing that we will most likely all do one day: regardless of your status in society, position at work, or whether you are tall or short, you may pass down assets to loved ones. When that day arrives, an estate plan is essential

Saturday, June 1, 2024

In the dynamic landscape of today's investment world, Gen Z is making waves by leaning heavily into both traditional and contemporary assets. According to a recent study by Saxo, an online investment platform, a substantial 60% of Gen Z

Saturday, June 1, 2024

As a young person, you imagine you have all the time in the world to save for retirement. You live in the present with the future a mere blip out on the horizon. But time has a way of flying by, and you realize that maybe you are not saving

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Giving is more than just writing a check. It represents a meaningful experience and direction that helps to create an enduring impact felt by your family and by those you are helping. Consider these four steps to take when creating a giving

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Financial wellness is easier to work toward when a business owner understands their economic outlook and has set financial goals to take them through the next 5 to 10 years.2 Striving toward financial wellness is vital for any small...

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Veterans and those on active-duty face unique financial planning challenges Memorial Day is an important holiday observed in the United States to honor and remember those who have died while serving in the country's armed forces. It is...

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

As a business owner, putting all your profits back into the business may be tempting, especially during the lean years. However, when it comes to saving and investing as a business owner, there are other paths you could consider for...

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Since 1954, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has gradually increased rates to curb inflation thirteen times before considering reversing the hikes and bringing the interest rates back down. It is just something that happens,...

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Nowadays, when it comes to filing your taxes, there are numerous options. You can file with a tax professional like a CPA, or a tax preparation agency, for example, H&R Block or Jackson Hewitt; in some towns, there are volunteer tax...

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Resolve to make savings automatic whether we’re in a recession or not After the Great Recession hit, far too many Americans found themselves without any savings to get through higher prices caused by inflation and the hardships of...

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Estate planning is a comprehensive process that involves organizing your assets and making informed decisions concerning how your wealth will be handled before and after death. It is a critical phase of wealth management, essential for...

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Twenty-one U.S. states, including Kentucky, Texas, and Virginia, require public schools to provide high school students with financial literacy courses.1 But even among the school systems that provide general financial education to...

Friday, March 8, 2024

Tips to work towards a brighter future so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, as the world awakens from its winter slumber and new life begins to bloom. As the saying goes, "April...

Monday, March 4, 2024

The world's events always affect the markets, and making smart investment choices requires you to look at what's happening around the world. But what about during an election year? How should you invest while the country is...

Monday, March 4, 2024

The newest generation of upcoming retirees is facing a more unique and prominent dilemma than past generations have experienced: caring for family members at the same time they’re preparing for retirement. There are plenty of...

Monday, March 4, 2024

A solid estate plan should not only provide for your assets after you pass, but also plan for your long-term care while you're alive. With the median cost of a long-term care facility approaching $8,000 per month, paying for long-term...

Thursday, February 1, 2024

When the market moves, whether up, down, or in circles, there are terms to describe these dubious economic fluctuations. Here, we will discuss two of them, deflation and disinflation, and why investors should plan for both.  ...

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Present economic conditions are ripe with opportunities to enhance income Retirement is a time to enjoy the fruits of many years of labor; a season to reap the benefits of smart saving and investing. However, with the changing tides of...

Thursday, February 1, 2024

When filing your income taxes, each taxpayer is different. Some prefer reducing the taxes they owe and getting the most significant possible refund, while others work to keep the taxes they pay as low as legally required. The IRS...

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Many IRA and retirement plan limits are indexed for inflation each year. Several of these key numbers have increased once again for 2024. How much can you save in an IRA? The maximum amount you can contribute to a traditional IRA or a...

Saturday, January 27, 2024

From unemployment to a sudden health crisis to a crippling accident, being financially prepared for life's many challenges may smooth the road ahead. Whether you are just starting out or have been working toward financial health for...

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Consolidating retirement accounts can help your retirement immensely  For many individuals, changing jobs can be an exciting opportunity to advance their career or pursue new interests. However, it can also present a challenge...

Sunday, January 14, 2024

With age comes responsibility, so if you're a young adult in your 20s or 30s, chances are you've been introduced to the realities of adulthood. While you're excited by all the opportunities life has to offer, you're also aware of your...

Friday, January 5, 2024

Understanding the difference between taxable, tax-deferred, and tax-exempt accounts can improve portfolio diversification and make a difference in how much you earn over time. But investors may not fully understand how a strategy...

Friday, December 1, 2023

If you find yourself wavering back and forth on whether it's worth involving a financial professional for tax, retirement, or investment advice, consider this: A financial professional may be able to help defend you against crime and...

Friday, December 1, 2023

The Christmas season is an excellent time of the year to review your financial planning strategy. Our finances are top of mind as most of us are monitoring our spending as the holiday and new year approaches. We can look back over the...

Friday, December 1, 2023

Investing has long been a strategy for wealth accumulation, yet knowing when and how to invest may discourage potential investors. One investment strategy aimed at making investing more consistent and manageable is Dollar Cost...

Friday, December 1, 2023

The stock market is like a roller coaster that goes unpredictably up and down. It can be fun and exciting one minute and terrifying the next. When people think of the stock market, they think of wealth accumulation. However, the stock...

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

What is business tax planning? When starting a business, you must consider a number of tax-related issues. Although business tax planning is a complicated area, it is essential to understand three major topics: tax consequences when...

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

There are countless benefits of charitable giving. Through generous donations, you can make a difference in your community and society. You may also feel happier and even save on your taxes. Here are some key things to need to know...

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Do not dismiss energy or food prices when assessing the impact of inflation On September 13, 2023, it was announced that August saw inflation record its biggest monthly increase for all of 2023 as energy prices rose significantly....

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Planning for your financial future and retirement looks much different now than in previous years. Some people must supplement their Social Security to have enough to maintain their desired lifestyle. This means financial planning is...

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Kitty O’Neill Collings, an American politician and pioneer in the area of international diplomacy, civil liberties, and social justice, once quipped, “Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.”...

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Tax planning can be more advantageous when done during the year and well in advance of year’s end. Opportunities may exist for you to minimize tax liability, which could leave more income for you and/or your family.  ...

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Saving for retirement is important for all ages, the key is to start early   Land a great new job? Awesome. Now is the perfect time to think about your 401(k) and retirement plan, whether you had one before or not. Saving for...

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Why most investors are not at all positive during a bull run – and miss out In the world of investing, there are few phrases as exhilarating as "bull market". These words conjure images of an economy burgeoning with opportunity,...

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Trying to reconcile recent market advances with not-so-good economic data U.S. stock markets continue to trend up as optimism returns to Wall Street while Main Street USA continues to struggle. For sure there is plenty of social unrest...

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

From unemployment to a sudden health crisis to a crippling accident, being financially prepared for life's many challenges may smooth the road ahead. Whether you are just starting out or have been working toward financial health for...

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

HNWIs typically have at least $1 million in cash or assets that can be converted to cash easily, which could make planning for retirement more complex.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Tips so employers can help employees plan a confident and stable retirement Amidst a backdrop of a volatile market and potential inflationary pressures, these shifts can shape the future of employee retirement planning significantly.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Interest is one of the simplest and most appealing ways to gain profits from an investment. Like clockwork, you receive an interest payment on your principal, or the amount of money you deposit when you open an account.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Financial education is constantly evolving. As investments, financial priorities, and the economy change, so do financial strategies and plans

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Having the proper insurance is one of the best ways to support your financial future and can bring peace of mind to you and your family. Let’s explore the key milestones that might warrant a closer look at your insurance policies.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Understanding the difference between taxable, tax-deferred, and tax-exempt accounts can improve portfolio diversification and make a difference in how much you earn over time.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

There are two things Americans have always looked forward to: going to the ballpark for the big game and retiring after a fulfilling career. Interestingly, baseball and retirement p

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Financial freedom is a state of being in control of one's finances, covering expenses easily, and saving for future goals.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Retirement planning is a primary reason for long-term saving, and when people think about retirement, finances are often the focus.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Having a financial safety net in place can ensure that you're protected when a financial emergency arises.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Financial freedom is a state of being in control of one's finances, covering expenses easily, and saving for future goals. Financial freedom enables you to choose how you spend or interact with your money and have the choice to decide.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Planning for retirement is exciting, but it may come with a bit of stress. If you worked hard all your life, now might be the time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor.