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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

National Retirement Planning Week, observed from April 13-17, serves as a timely reminder of the importance of thoughtful retirement planning. This week emphasizes the need to reflect on our retirement goals and the steps necessary to...

 

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Spring ushers in a period of renewal and refreshment, extending an invitation not only to our physical spaces but to our financial lives as well. As the seasons transition, it presents an ideal moment to embark on decluttering your...

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Insurance often gets a bad rap, and life insurance, in particular, may not be on the top of your list of financial priorities. However, we believe it deserves a closer look for reasons beyond just covering funeral expenses. Life...

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

As many approach our 60s and look forward to longer lives, it’s the perfect time to reassess retirement financial strategies. Consider these compelling reasons why annuities could positively impact your financial situation: Maximize...

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

To build the life in retirement that you envision, there are retirement planning steps that are important to begin early on. Retirement planning is a key part of any sound financial plan. Procrastinating because you feel there’s plenty...

 

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Many people find that being philanthropic with their money brings them joy. After all, being charitable can be a meaningful experience and is a way to put your core values into practice. Recent data confirms this, as The Philanthropy...

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

If you have a desire to build wealth for yourself and your loved ones and you are starting from ground zero, you are considered a first-generation wealth builder. Building generational wealth that will support you and your family now –...

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Money conversations with your spouse are imperative when you want to achieve joint goals, and yet they don’t always come easily. Money is a very personal topic, and many people are not accustomed to discussing it. It can be downright...

 

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Facing a divorce after the age of 50, especially as you near retirement, can be especially fraught with financial implications you may not have considered. Even if you’ve been anticipating this significant life transition, often...

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Inflation is a ubiquitous economic concept that impacts the everyday lives of people around the world. It's a critical factor in understanding the rising prices of goods and services, affecting everything from the cost of groceries to...

 

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Building wealth is so much more than accumulating money for its own sake. When you have a solid wealth-building strategy, you can protect yourself from financial emergencies and ensure a comfortable retirement. Many people don’t...

 

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Many investors take a passive approach to their investment portfolios. They make few, if any, changes to their holdings over a year. While it’s smart to follow a long-term plan and not make changes on a whim, it’s also important to...

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Creating a budget is easy. Sticking to it is hard. Luckily, following savvy budgeting and saving tips can help. According to recent surveys, 74% of Americans have a monthly budget, but 84% of those with a budget fail to stick to it.1...

 

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The coming of a new year inspires much thinking and planning. You may be looking for ways to structure and organize your life to be prepared for a brand-new year, especially when it comes to your personal finances. As you plan your...

 

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

In a rapidly evolving world marked by the unpredictability of natural disasters, health crises, and economic fluctuations, being proactive about both emergency preparedness and financial security has never been more important. As we...

 

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

High-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) often find themselves facing complex tax situations due to their substantial wealth. As governments continue to evolve tax laws and regulations, it's imperative for HNWIs to explore advanced tax...

 

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Affluent individuals often turn to legacy planning for families to ensure that they protect not only their financial standing but also their values and missions. Some of the steps they may take include designating an executor to manage...

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The journey to retirement spans a lifetime, marked by the pursuit of a fulfilling post-work life. Many Americans switch employers during their careers, resulting in the retention of 401(k) accounts from previous jobs. However, these...

 

Friday, December 1, 2023

Small businesses represent a crucial pillar of the U.S. economy, as they employ half of the nation’s private-sector workforce and are credited with roughly 63% of the new jobs that have been created from 1995 to 2021, as per federal...

 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Some people avoid financial planning because they feel overwhelmed by all the numbers. Whether you suffer from the very real condition of arithmophobia or you simply don’t feel like you understand enough about finances to tackle your...

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, togetherness, and celebration. However, for many people, it can also be a source of financial stress and anxiety. The pressure to buy gifts, host gatherings, and partake in...

 

Friday, November 10, 2023

Retirement is one of the most significant milestones in life. It represents the culmination of years of hard work and savings, but it also marks the beginning of a new financial chapter. Ensuring a comfortable and stable retirement...

 

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

As the final quarter of the year approaches, investors are faced with a unique set of opportunities and challenges. The fourth quarter, often marked by increased market volatility and potential year-end considerations, requires a...

 

Thursday, October 26, 2023

As a financial professional, I often find myself discussing retirement plans with couples who are contemplating the idea of retiring simultaneously. The notion of embarking on a shared retirement journey, free to pursue dreams, travel,...

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Tips for this Season of Preparation and Cultivation With the transformation of the leaves and a cool, refreshing breeze, fall offers more than just Pumpkin Spice everything. It's an annual opportunity to contemplate your financial...

 

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Estate planning is not just about managing your assets or distributing wealth; it’s about leaving a legacy that lasts for generations. It’s a way to ensure that your hard-earned assets – and values – are preserved and passed down to...

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Use This Annual Reminder as an Opportunity to Strengthen Your Financial Future. Saving money isn't just a smart financial habit; it's an important step toward securing a prosperous and secure future. Mark your calendars! National...

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

With the final quarter of the year on the horizon, it's time to gear up for Q4 financial planning. The end of the year provides a unique opportunity to assess your financial landscape, recalibrate your goals, and set a course for a...

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The concept of wellness is used often, generally when referring to a balanced and fulfilling life overall. But what does it mean when someone refers to their financial wellness? Financial wellness encompasses all aspects of an...

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

As the seasons transition and we enter fall, it’s a great time to reflect on the importance of securing your loved ones’ future. September is primarily recognized as Life Insurance Awareness Month, a season dedicated to highlighting...

 

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and 401(k) plans are powerful tools for securing a financially stable retirement. However, misconceptions and myths can hinder individuals from making informed decisions about these essential...

 

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Your age significantly affects how much money you'll have during your retirement years, and different retirement benefits have different eligibility ages. Over the course of 23 years, from age 49 to 72, you'll need a financial...

 

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Retirement planning is essential to financial security in the latter half of life. An area that usually gets overlooked is healthcare expenses. While healthcare is necessary for retirees, it can often be the most significant unknown....

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

On August 16, 1977, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Elvis Presley, died of cardiac arrest. While many famous icons fail to plan for their estate properly, Elvis thankfully did so just five months before his sudden passing. However,...

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

As the anniversary of the Social Security bill being signed into law (August 14, 1935)[i] approaches, we’re reminded of the intricate workings of the U.S. tax system. Social Security, a vital program designed to provide financial...

 

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

On August 4, 1862, the U.S. collected income tax for the first time[i]. You may be ready to bid farewell to income tax obligations once you retire, but unfortunately, it’s not that simple. While the dynamics may shift, understanding...

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Retirement is a time when most people expect to enjoy the fruits of their labor, with financial security and a steady income from investments or savings. However, for some individuals, this period can present a unique financial...