News Category: Financial Advisory Services

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May 9, 2024

Generating income in a volatile, rising rate environment for retirees.

For the past 80+ years, investors have typically looked at bonds as a safe haven in their portfolio.  There was an ideal that bonds and stocks move in opposite directions, and that bonds will never experience the same magnitude of … Read more…

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March 18, 2024

Emotional vs. Strategic Decisions

Information vs. instinct. When it comes to investing, many people believe they have a “knack” for choosing good investments. But what exactly is that “knack” based on? The fact is, the choices we make with our assets can be strongly … Read more…

March 11, 2024

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

Pursuing your retirement dreams is challenging enough without making some common, and very avoidable, mistakes. Here are eight big mistakes to steer clear of, if possible. The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information … Read more…

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March 4, 2024

Reviewing Your Life Insurance Needs

Life is an ever-evolving journey marked by significant milestones, personal growth, and unexpected changes. As life unfolds, your financial and insurance needs also shift, changing from year to year, decade to decade. A good example of this is life insurance. … Read more…

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February 26, 2024

What’s New for Social Security?

Whether you’re applying for Social Security in the future or currently receiving benefits, there are some important changes to earnings limits, Medicare premiums, and other differences to keep in mind. Ready to learn more? Read on. Ready for a Cost-of-Living … Read more…

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February 23, 2024

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

While many people are familiar with the benefits of traditional 401(k) plans, others are not as acquainted with Roth 401(k)s. Since January 1, 2006, employers have been allowed to offer workers access to Roth 401(k) plans. And starting in 2023, … Read more…

October 30, 2023

Understanding Equity Compensation

Employers do what they can to foster a sense of ownership in their employees. After all, if you stand to benefit from a company’s success, you’re more likely to do a great job for them, or so the logic goes. … Read more…

October 23, 2023

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

When a family member passes away, there are many decisions that need to be made and many emotions to handle. The last thing anyone thinks about is taxes. Unfortunately, even the deceased can’t escape taxation. If the departed family member … Read more…

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October 17, 2023

Pay Yourself First

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 … Read more…

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September 12, 2023

Inflation & The Real Rate of Return

The real rate of return is an important personal finance concept to understand. It’s the rate of return on your investments after inflation. The real rate of return indicates whether you are gaining or losing purchasing power with your money. … Read more…

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