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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Here's how women can ease into retirement The transition from working to retirement can be difficult for many women. With decades spent working hard to build your career, retirement brings a new set of challenges and opportunities....

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Want to save money this tax season? Don’t overlook these deductions Tax season. It’s the time of year that almost everyone loves to hate. The only fun thing about tax season is finding ways to successfully reduce your tax...

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Can you share a brief overview of your role within the company and what your day-to-day responsibilities are like? As a critical part of the client service experience at Curo, I support managing directors/advisors by preparing client...

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

A reported 57% of U.S. adults are unable to pay for an unexpected expense of $1,000. This concerning statistic points to exactly why it’s so important to have an emergency fund. Because in life, you are bound to have unexpected...

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Hello, and happy new year (we can still say that, right?)  What a difference a year can make!  This time last year, we were reporting on some of the worst stock and bond performance ever, and this year, it’s quite the...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Making a change can take a lot of work, whether it’s in your career, health, finances, or anything else. That’s because you can’t make a change without understanding the context for your change, why it’s...

Monday, November 13, 2023

Learn the essential strategies and principles of risk management to protect your dreams and investments. Explore key techniques, best practices, and expert advice in this comprehensive guide.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.”         -  Harry Truman One of the most challenging things about investing is that the markets are shockingly unemotional...

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Achieving financial success is a goal shared by many, but navigating the complex world of finance can be overwhelming. Whether you're looking to build wealth, plan for retirement, or secure your financial future, having a trusted...

Thursday, August 24, 2023

In a rapidly evolving world, women are at the forefront of change and progress. Yet, when it comes to finances, many women still face challenges. The gender pay gap, career interruptions, and societal expectations can impact their...

Monday, July 31, 2023

Breaking news: The end of the world has been inexplicably postponed.  Again. “The real key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them” – Peter Lynch We hope this finds you and your family enjoying...

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Retirement is a significant milestone in one's life that brings both excitement and a sense of freedom. It's a time when you can finally take a step back from your professional commitments and focus on enjoying life to the fullest....

Monday, June 5, 2023

Budgeting is an essential skill for college students who want to manage their expenses and save money. With rising tuition fees and living costs, it can be challenging to balance your budget and make ends meet. In this guide, we'll...

Monday, April 24, 2023

Spring is the perfect time to travel; the weather is nice, the sun is out, and you can venture out before the start of the summer season. While travel is not a necessity, you can enjoy a lovely vacation without breaking the bank....

Monday, March 20, 2023

Tax season is upon us. Preparing to file your tax return can be an extremely stressful time. However, if you take the proper time and steps to prepare, your filing can be a smooth process.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

In 2019, the SECURE Act, Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement, was passed which made changes to how you can save and withdraw retirement funds. At the end of 2022, the SECURE Act 2.0 was passed, which added many more...

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Turbulence Ahead Hello, and happy 2023!  We don’t know about you, but we were thrilled to turn the calendar to a new year.  2022 marked one of the most challenging years for investors in recent memory.  It was the...

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Along with your new years’ resolutions, you may have included several financial goals for yourself. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to prepare your finances for the rest of the year. With 2022 bringing a severe...

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, all eyes are on 2023. The New Year is a wonderful opportunity to start financial planning to set yourself up for a great year. With the projections for 2023 to be a challenging year economically, it’s...

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

We hope you and your family had a lovely Thanksgiving!  Thank you again to our local clients who participated in our food drive.  We were able to make a positive impact in our community thanks to your generosity. As we...

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Holidays are one of the most joyful times of the year but purchasing presents, decorations, and feasts can easily get out of hand. By overspending, you could put yourself and your family in financial trouble. Even during the holiday...

Friday, October 14, 2022

You’ve been contributing to your retirement account for decades with the thought that retirement is a long way away. Now that you’re in your 50s, retirement may be just around the corner and it’s time to put...

Thursday, October 6, 2022

At the risk of stating the obvious, 2022 has been very difficult.  You know the reasons all too well: inflation running persistently hot, interest rates increasing due to an aggressive Federal Reserve (Fed), the war in Ukraine,...

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Divorce changes nearly every aspect of your life. However, one of the most prominent changes is to your financial state. A massive portion of divorce is separating your finances from your spouse’s. Continue reading to learn...

Monday, August 15, 2022

When you pass away, the estate you leave behind could be subject to estate or inheritance taxes. Unless your estate is worth over $12.06 million (in 2022), you will not be subject to federal estate taxes. However, your estate can be...

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is savings set aside, especially for their education. The cost of higher education continues to rise year after year, making college unaffordable for most without the assistance of...

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Health savings accounts, also known as HSAs, are one of the most valuable savings accounts you could have. When utilized properly, an HSA can help you with an unexpected medical bill, handling medical expenses in retirement, and saving...

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Retirement planning when you are single without children can be simpler compared to when you are married and have a family. You are not only focused on your needs anymore, but the needs of your spouse and children. Not to mention how...

Friday, May 6, 2022

Women face many challenges when it comes to finances. There is a gender pay gap with women making $0.82 for every $1 a man makes. Looking deeper into the gender pay gap, there are additional factors of education, race, and other...

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Friday, December 31, 2021

Monday, December 27, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

As 2022 gets closer, it’s time to go over your 2021 finances and start planning for the next year. After the difficult year of 2020, you may have faced financial problems in 2021. Whether you had a major job change, income change...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Sixty-four million Americans received Social Security in 2020. For those who receive Social Security benefits, it’s important to know if that income is taxable. A majority of people who receive Social Security benefits, pay...

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

If you are leaving a job where you had retirement benefits, you don’t want to leave those accounts behind. A recent study by Capitalize Research showed that American workers have left behind over $1 trillion in their old 401(k)s...

Friday, August 13, 2021

Getting divorced or separating from your partner is hard enough. The added stress of dealing with splitting finances is nearly unbearable. Your income changes, you have to divide assets and you could end up in a high amount of debt....

Thursday, July 15, 2021

It is hard to start thinking about what you need to prepare for when you die. While it is difficult, you need to put your affairs in order before you are no longer able to do so. Preparing your estate will make the process easier on...

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

It can be scary facing retirement alone, but it does not have to be a stressful experience! While retirement planning is typically geared toward couples, there are many aging adults that are reaching retirement without a spouse. Most...

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Retirement savings is all about building wealth. To reach your overall retirement savings goal, you need to start early so you have the time to build your savings. The typical tips for retirement savings are save early and save...

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Divorce is difficult already but even more so when you are trying to divide up assets between you and your partner. All of the common assets immediately come to mind; the house, the cars, and cash. But what about other accounts and...

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Estate planning is crucial to make sure your assets are taken care of the way you wish. While many people think estate planning is unnecessary or only for minimizing taxes, having a strategic plan set up in the case of an unforeseen...

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Divorce can be extremely financially draining, especially for women. Aside from just paying for the legal fees associated with the divorce, women are typically the primary caregiver for the dependent children. Men also typically make...

Monday, February 15, 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

When it comes to your employer-sponsored 401(k) plan, saving for retirement becomes a lot easier once you enroll. Now, while contributing to your 401(k) plan passively with each paycheck is a great way to prepare early on for...

Friday, January 1, 2021

Friday, January 1, 2021

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

When it comes down to retirement, this year has been tough to gauge when exactly is the best time to retire. With jobs changing and life events being pushed around, your retirement plan may not be the first thing on your mind. However,...

Thursday, November 12, 2020

We all know that this year was a tough one. With the pandemic still in full swing, you may be curious to know what kinds of options you have for your finances. While the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on millions of Americans,...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

With the election in full swing, it is important to understand how the election of either candidate could affect your retirement savings and taxable income. Biden’s new tax plan, which was just unveiled via his website, calls for...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Getting a divorce is a stressful pastime for everyone involved. Not only is the entire process expensive, but a divorce takes a toll on both individuals involved, emotionally and financially. If there are kids involved, there is even...

Thursday, August 13, 2020

While we know that annuities are great for being a provider of a lifelong income, there are still several things you should know as you plan for your financial future and retirement. In this article, we are going to go over these...

Monday, July 13, 2020

This is a common question. An estate strategy is a plan for your assets, health, children, and finances. Estate strategies are not limited to your income, as anyone can benefit from having an estate strategy in place. In this article,...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

When it comes to making the decision to begin claiming your Social Security retirement benefits, there are several things you should do beforehand. In this article, we are going to go over the three most important things to know before...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Right now, we are experiencing something some of us have never experienced before and something that some of us will never experience again. We all know that the effects of COVID-19 so far have thrown the markets for a loop. Likewise,...

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Reducing these debts before retirement can help your nest egg last longer.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Many women stay put because they like their jobs—but they also desperately need the money.

Monday, February 13, 2017

After a certain age, you’re required to take distributions from your retirement accounts. If you don’t need the funds for immediate income, here are some options.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Health and wealth often go hand in hand—and the same actions can improve the status of both. These three tips can improve your personal as well as financial well-being.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Thanks to new rules, reverse mortgages—long seen as loans of last resort—are proving popular with cash-strapped retirees.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Baby boomers are hitting retirement age at an excellent time for stocks, and it’s leaving many with more money than they know what to do with.