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Jun 16, 2014

4 Biggest 401(k) Mistakes

As financial planners and investment advisors, we see mistakes that employees make when handling their 401(k)s. Four such mistakes standout as having the greatest impact on a comfortable versus not-so comfortable retirement.

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May 19, 2014

Socially Responsible Investing

As investors, the ideal outcome is for our investments to make money for us and have a positive social impact on our community. Is that possible?

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Apr 8, 2014

Yes, You Can Contribute!

I am amazed when people tell me they are not eligible to contribute to an IRA. This is not true!

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Mar 31, 2014

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin has been in the news due to the largest on-line exchange, Mt. Gox, suspending trading in February 2014 and filing for protection from creditors.

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Mar 24, 2014

Does Inflation Matter?

To most of us, inflation means higher prices. The grocery bill goes up, it costs more to go to the movies and to buy a car. But, what else is impacted by inflation?

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Mar 10, 2014

Should Investors Worry about Ukraine?

We live in a global community. Activities anywhere in the world can have an impact, positive or negative, on our investment markets. So, what about Russia and the Ukraine?

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Mar 3, 2014

GDP and Importance to Investors

The GDP for the fourth quarter of 2013 was just released. It was lower than expected.

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Feb 17, 2014

Penalty-Free Money from IRA

You need money and your only source is an IRA. You are not yet age 59 ½, so any money withdrawn will be subject to the early withdrawal penalty.

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Feb 3, 2014

Medicare Premium Based on Income

If you just signed up for Medicare, you may be surprised to discover you are paying a much higher monthly premium than others.

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Sep 30, 2013

Financial Impact of Chronic Illness

Heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and diabetes are all examples of chronic illnesses. One out of every two Americans has some type of a chronic condition. While this can be a physical and mental challenge, it can also have a financial impact.

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Sep 23, 2013

Investment Lessons Based on Seinfeld

Humor can be the best teacher! Have you ever considered the life lessons portrayed in a Seinfeld episode? Many can be applied to investing.

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Sep 16, 2013

Tax Reducing Strategies for RMDs

If you are over 70 ½, read this article! The Internal Revenue Service requires you to withdraw a minimum amount each year from your retirement accounts. If you don’t need the money, you have options that can reduce your taxes either this year or in the future.