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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.Shannon L. Alder The desire to leave a legacy may be the height of altruism for it is a gift to the future,...

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

April marks the start of Financial Literacy Month, a nationally recognized movement to promote and support financial understanding in children and teens. For many, it's a fantastic opportunity to teach and connect with their children...

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Retirement can have many meanings. For some, it will be a time to travel and spend time with family members. For others, it will be a time to start a new business or begin a charitable endeavor. Regardless of what approach you intend...

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

One study estimates the average cost of raising a child to the age of 17 for a middle-income family is about $310,605. As a point of comparison, the median home price in the U.S. was $417,700 at the end of 2023.1,2 If you want to add...

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Who among us wants to pay the IRS more taxes than we have to? While few may raise their hands, Americans regularly overpay because they fail to take tax deductions for which they are eligible. Let’s take a quick look at the five...

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

New retirees sometimes worry that they are spending too much, too soon. Should they scale back? Are they at risk of outliving their money? This concern may be legitimate. Some households "live it up" and spend more than they anticipate...

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Every year, about 140 million households file their federal tax returns. For many, the process involves digging through shoe boxes or manila folders full of receipts; gathering mortgage, retirement, and investment account...

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Each month, you settle down to pay bills. You pay your mortgage lender. You pay the electric company. You pay the trash collector. But do you pay yourself? One of the most basic tenets of sound investing involves the simple habit of...

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

In a recent survey, 73% of current workers stated they plan to work for pay after retiring.1 And that possibility raises an interesting question: how will working affect Social Security benefits? The answer to that question requires...

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Most portfolios are constructed based on an individual's investment objective, risk tolerance, and time horizon. Using these inputs and sophisticated portfolio-optimization calculations, most investors can feel confident that they own...

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Recent years have witnessed the mainstreaming of alternative investments for certain accredited investors. In fact, alternative investments are expected to grow $8 trillion between 2022 and 2028.1,2 The impetus behind this projected...

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

In today's increasingly connected world, protecting your information is arguably more important than ever. Your credit report consists of a slew of personal details, such as your financial activity, credit accounts, loans, and payment...

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Medicare takes a little time to understand. As you approach age 65, familiarize yourself with its coverage options, costs, and limitations. Certain features of Medicare can affect health care costs and coverage. Some retirees may do...

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Most portfolios are constructed based on an individual's investment objective, risk tolerance, and time horizon. Using these inputs and sophisticated portfolio-optimization calculations, most investors can feel confident that they own...

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Maintaining good records is important to help meet your tax and legal obligations. The right record keeping system not only helps satisfy these obligations, but it may save you money and time. Here’s what to consider for your...

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Preparing for college while still in high school can be difficult for even the most academically-minded student. These days, you need to excel in the classroom, make sure you're involved in extracurricular activities and enroll in...

Thursday, September 7, 2023

While the vast majority of insurance companies use credit-based insurance scores to help determine the price of insurance, it is banned in the states of Massachusetts, Michigan, Hawaii, and California. Some states only allow it as a...

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Capital gains result when an individual sells an investment for an amount greater than their purchase price. Capital gains are categorized as short-term gains (a gain realized on an asset held one year or less) or as long-term gains (a...

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

If college were a party, then student loans are the hangover. Unfortunately, the "hair of the dog" won't cure this headache, but here are some ideas for managing your student loan debt. The programs listed are not intended as tax or...

Thursday, June 8, 2023

New retirees sometimes worry that they are spending too much, too soon. Should they scale back? Are they at risk of outliving their money? This concern may be legitimate. Some households "live it up" and spend more than they anticipate...

Monday, June 5, 2023

Will you pay higher taxes in retirement? It’s possible. But that will largely depend on how you generate income. Will it be from working? Will it be from retirement plans? And if it does come from retirement plans,...

Friday, May 5, 2023

Impact investing can help keep your investment aligned with your personal beliefs. As you consider whether this choice may be appropriate for you, don’t hesitate to learn more

Friday, May 5, 2023

One way to find the money to meet your spending or saving needs is to examine your current spending habits and consider eliminating money wasters.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Finding ways to manage expenses is one of the cornerstones of a sound financial strategy. Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Whether whole life insurance is the best choice for you may depend on a variety of factors, including your goals or circumstances. Talk to our fiduciary financial advisor to get a whole look at life insurance.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The uncertainties of life are wide ranging, and many of them can threaten the financial security of you and your family. Talk to our fiduciary financial advisors about the value of insuring against life's risks.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

A bucket plan may help you allocate your assets and prepare for a comfortable retirement. Talk to one of our fiduciary financial advisors to help you determine which assets and expenses belong in which financial bucket.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

A living trust is a popular consideration in many estate strategy conversations, but its appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives. What is a Living Trust? A living trust is created while you are alive and...

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Insurance is meant to protect you against financial loss. But is it really meant to protect you from any and all financial loss? When it comes to filing a loss claim on your home insurance, there may be times when not filing may be the...

Thursday, January 5, 2023

When you read about money matters, you may see the phrase, “getting your financial house in order.” What exactly does that mean? To some, when your financial “house is in order,” it means it is built on a solid...

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Find out more about the options and choices you have for the 401(k) retirement account you have set up with a former employer. Or talk to one of our fiduciary financial advisors for more information.

Friday, October 7, 2022

When the rules of the game change, tactics should follow in response to the new landscape. While estate tax exemptions have ridden an uncertain roller coaster in recent years, the rules appear to be stabilizing with the passing of the...

Friday, October 7, 2022

Are you ready for retirement? It can be hard to imagine a life without work, but for many people, retirement is looming on the horizon. If you're ready to give up your day job, here are a few things you need to know:First and foremost,...

Friday, October 7, 2022

College marks a great milestone in a child’s life. It may be the first time he or she will live away from home. Dropping off your child at college may be an experience loaded with emotions, so here are a few tips for a smoother...

Friday, October 7, 2022

There are other criteria besides a return on investments that some people consider when strategically investing. For some, investing in socially conscious companies is equally as important as growing their wealth.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

As inflation is a topic on everyone's mind, you mind be asking yourself how this rise in inflation could impact your retirement planning. Find out more here!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

When you lose a spouse, partner, or parent, the grief can be overwhelming. In the midst of that grief, life goes on. Use this checklist to help make the necessary decisions. Or talk to your fiduciary financial advisor for more help.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Interest in making an impact with one’s investments has grown in recent years, which means many investors may have an increased interest in environmentally or socially focused investments as well. Talk to our investment advisors!

Friday, April 8, 2022

Do you have a diverse investment portfolio? Gain a better understanding of the importance of diversified assets within your investment portfolio to manage risk and help protect against asset loss.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Assessing the role your life insurance policy plays in your financial plan helps you create a more holistic financial plan, now and in the future. Talk to a fiduciary financial advisor today.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Ask yourself these questions before deciding whether or not to keep your life insurance policy even after you retire. Or contact one of our fiduciary financial advisors to help you determine the best course of action for you.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Do you have a personalized retirement plan? Talk to your fiduciary financial advisors or wealth manager to help strategically plan for your retirement.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tip: How Much? Check your Social Security earnings and see an estimate of your benefits on the website, www.ssa.gov. Social Security’s been a fact of retirement life ever since it was established in 1935. We all think we know how...