4 Ways to Help Prepare for the Unexpected

Are you and your finances prepared for a rainy day? Major fluctuations in the market, new legislation, unexpected health issues and more can put stress on your budget. But, planning ahead can help you handle the unforeseen if and when it does arrive. Here are a few steps to consider in these early weeks of […]

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Tax Season: What to Keep in Mind This Year

Careful planning for tax season can help to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. What do you need to know about getting your 2021 taxes in order? Here are a few key details to keep in mind for this year. And, as always, reach out if you would like to check in.

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Parents: Watch Out for 5 Common Mistakes

When it comes to finances, it can be challenging to find the right balance as a parent. How much should you talk about money with your children, and what information should you share? If you want your kids to become financially savvy adults, you may want to start discussing a few basics with them when […]

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What to Know About Selling a Property

Do you have an investment property you’re thinking of selling? Or are you thinking of downsizing soon? It’s important to understand the costs associated with selling a property. Specifically, how will this step impact your taxes? If you’re planning to sell soon or just wondering how it will work when you do, here are a […]

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Creating Your Retirement Withdrawal Plan

After years of careful saving and investing, you’re finally ready to retire. And as you enjoy your post-working life, you’ll need to determine how to maximize your retirement funds. While certain retirement accounts, like IRAs, 401(k)s and 403(b)s, come with required minimum distributions, you also likely have discretion over how much to withdraw overall and […]

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Financial Topics for Spouses to Discuss

Have you and your spouse ever disagreed about money? You’re not alone. Shared finances can be tricky, and many couples run into a conflict or two. While there is no single formula for sharing finances successfully, communication is essential in every partnership. Not sure where to start? Discuss these four big financial topics to help […]

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Changing Your Mind After Retirement

Retirement is a milestone achievement, and it’s often a challenge to settle on the right time to leave the workforce. Many people even change their minds and decide to “unretire” after a few months or years, whether to find fulfillment from working or add to their income stream. Of course, coming out of retirement comes […]

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Passing Down Property: What to Know

Passing family property down through the generations is a wonderful way to honor all the memories made in your home. Plus, your kids will get to keep making new memories in this well-loved space. If you want to leave your heirs property — whether a year-round home or a vacation property — you will have […]

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4 Questions About RMDs Answered

The rules that apply to required minimum distributions (RMDs) have changed over the last couple of years, and it’s possible they could change again in the future. For example, in 2020 the coronavirus relief bill waived RMDs for many people with tax-deferred retirement accounts. This year, RMDs are back in the picture. So what should […]

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A Few Common Questions About Trusts

What do you want to leave behind for your heirs? Thinking ahead can be a challenge, but you likely want to pass down an inheritance to your children, grandchildren and other loved ones. A trust is one way to do that. Do you want to know more about your options? Here are a few essential […]

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