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Friday, June 24, 2022

The cost and availability of life insurance depend on factors such as age, health, and the type and amount of insurance purchased.A complete statement of coverage, including exclusions, exceptions, and limitations, is found only in the...

 

Monday, June 20, 2022

When people are leaving their employer, one of the decisions they need to make is what to do with their 401(k). A retirement plan participant typically has four options (and may engage in a combination of these options), each choice...

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Erica Gargol. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Erica below.Erica, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today Is there a...

 

Monday, June 6, 2022

Vacation is something that we all look forward to, but it’s important not to forget about your home—and its safety—while you’re away. With some pre-planning, it’s easy to make sure your house is safe and...

 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Americans seem to be traveling more than ever before and are doing so by either flying the friendly skies or sailing the seven seas. While more of us may be flying high or traveling the high seas, most of us would like to avoid the...

 

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Finding a company that fits your values, purpose and personality takes time The Labor Department tracks monthly changes in job openings and as recently as February 1st, reported that the number of job openings in the U.S. reached 10.9...

 

Monday, April 25, 2022

Signing up for Social Security According to the Social Security Administration, you should apply for Social Security benefits approximately three months before your retirement date. To apply for Social Security benefits, you can fill...

 

Monday, April 11, 2022

April brings more than possible rain showers. It also marks Financial Literacy Month in the U.S. Whether you’re interested in a quick refresher or seeking to learn something new, it may be worth the effort to brush up on some...

 

Monday, March 14, 2022

Spring cleaning presents a great opportunity to clear out any items you no longer need—and the same goes for your finances. Checking in with your finances during tax season may be particularly beneficial, as it allows you to...

 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Many IRA and retirement plan limits are indexed for inflation each year. Although the amount you can contribute to IRAs remains the same in 2022, other key numbers will increase, including how much you can contribute to a work-based...

 

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Stocks have gotten off to a very rocky start in 2022, with the potential for Federal Reserve rate hikes coming and the geopolitical worries over Russia and Ukraine only adding to the uncertainty. We don’t want to minimize the...

 

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Marriage brings about a lot of changes in your life, with one of them being finances. While some couples may decide to keep their finances separate and maintain multiple accounts, others may feel it is time to combine finances the same...

 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

When you hear the term identity theft, the first thought that comes to mind may involve a data breach or opening a credit card in someone else's name. But another common type of identity theft involves the use of someone's Social...

 

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Regardless of whether you prepare your taxes yourself or use a professional's services, it's a good idea to gather the information and documentation you need well in advance of your actual tax filing date. Below, we've listed some key...

 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

“Keep it Simple, Stupid” is a great approach to organizing your finances. Some folks think financial planning is very difficult. While certain aspects are hard, such as constructing the right asset allocation to meet your...

 

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Today, many people find themselves bombarded by a constant stream of financial news from television, radio, and the Internet. Yet, does all this “information age” data really help you manage your finances any better now...

 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Our resurgent economy grew at over a 6% pace in the first half of the year and is on track for over 5% growth for the year when 2021 draws to a close. The current economic recovery, which started in May 2020, has benefited from...

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Black Friday is sometimes the largest shopping holiday of the entire year. Millions of people typically shop in stores or online on Black Friday to score the top deals on must-have holiday gifts. While it may be easy to become...

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Personal finance is an important area of knowledge—but it's not always taught in schools. It may be tough to master when you haven't had much guidance prior to adulthood. You may be able to improve your financial literacy and...

 

Friday, October 15, 2021

In 2013, a Gallup poll found that only about one in every three U.S. households maintained a budget.1 A 2021 survey of 1,000 Americans found that 80% now say they have a budget.2 Americans are budgeting more due to the pandemic....

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Being a woman in business today comes with many obstacles, but it may also bring some unique advantages and opportunities. By navigating challenges and taking advantage of opportunities that come their way, women can go further in...

 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Retirement is often an elusive topic for many people because it requires the integration of so many unfamiliar choices. As financial planners we’ve helped clients negotiate everything from aspirational goals to the mundane...

 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Single parents are faced with the pressure of supporting an entire household on their own—which can often make paying for college seem like an insurmountable goal. Fortunately, there are several different ways for single parents...

 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The golden rule of financial planning: if you can plan it, you can pursue it. Self-sufficiency isn’t guaranteed, but every one of us has the opportunity to achieve it. Check out these four steps to help you work towards financial...

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Are Millennial Women Saving Enough for Retirement? The available data is more encouraging than discouraging. Women 35 and younger are often hard-pressed to save money. Student loans may be...

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Insurance is defined as protection against a financial loss. Most people have insurance - homeowner’s insurance, car insurance and health insurance - but forget to protect their own lives in the event of their untimely death. We...

 

Monday, October 17, 2016

You may have to make estimated tax payments if you earn income that is not subject to withholding, such as income from self-employment, interest, dividends, alimony, rent, realized investment gains, prizes, and awards. You also may...