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From the Founder – Thankful, Grateful & Blessed

December 12, 2023

As I was sitting down to write this, there was still an entire month left in 2023. It was Thanksgiving weekend, and the air was filled with thoughts of gratitude that led me to reflect on the events and people who have shaped this past year. While my blogs typically delve into serious financial topics…

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Charitable Giving Strategies Almost Everyone Can Use

November 15, 2023

You don’t have to be super wealthy to become philanthropic. And when you give, it doesn’t just benefit the recipient — you and your heirs can also benefit through possible tax and estate reductions. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” -Anne Frank Charitable giving is a tradition as old as time. Civilizations throughout…

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From the Founder – Should your Investment Plan be Agnostic?

November 8, 2023

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word agnostic, I think of religion, but this term can be used in other settings. – As you may know, I love to read about retirement, and one of my favorite authors is Wade Pfau, Ph.D. In some of his books, Dr. Pfau argues that…

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Covering the Cost of Care

November 2, 2023

Longer lifespans mean more Americans will need some sort of long-term care assistance in their later years. Your financial professional can help you find and implement options to cover the cost and help make sure you receive the care you need when you need it most. Americans are living longer — and that means more…

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Could a Natural Disaster Put a Dent in Your Financial Plan?

October 5, 2023

Natural disasters can strike anytime, anyplace. Fortunately, your portfolio doesn’t have to suffer major damage when they do. It is possible to help protect your investments from declines after a natural disaster and potentially uncover growth opportunities when the storm clears. From wildfires on Maui to powerful hurricanes along the East Coast, recent news cycles…

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From the Founder – Rising Interest Rates and Real Estate Investments

October 2, 2023

This month, I would like to focus on two things that are on a lot of people’s minds: increasing interest rates and your investments. If you’re tired of hearing about interest rates, believe me, I get it! The reason I believe rates are being talked about so much is that the U.S. Federal Reserve has…

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From the Founder – Worries About Money

September 17, 2023

I was talking to a long-time client the other day. Much of the discussion was him sharing his concerns with me and asking for my feedback. Some of his concerns were personal, such as how inflation was affecting his and his wife’s lifestyle and spending choices, which led to a discussion of his fears of…

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Managing Your Finances as a Member of the “Sandwich Generation”

September 5, 2023

Members of the “sandwich generation” are simultaneously providing support for both a parent and a child. This group has unique financial needs to consider, especially when planning for retirement. If you’re finding yourself toggling between caring for the needs of an aging parent and a child, you’re not alone. The Pew Research Center recently reported…

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From the Founder – Interest Rates & the Stock Market

August 3, 2023

As you might imagine, there is a lot to keep up with when trying to follow the world of finance and the markets. Our team uses a number of different methods to stay informed, and recently, two of my preferred methods meshed together beautifully. While reviewing a recent article, I came across the chart below:…

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