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May 14, 2018

Self-Employed: Go Solo with a 401(k)

Are you self-employed and saving for retirement? Are you sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck with the retirement vehicle you’ve chosen? If you meet certain requirements, a Solo 401(k) could be right for you – allowing you to save more for your future retirement and receive a larger income tax deduction today! Read on to discover the benefits a Solo 401(k) could bring to you now and in the future.

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May 7, 2018

Selling a Home? First Examine the Tax Implications!

It’s a hot seller’s market right now – and that could mean more cash in your pocket if you’re looking to sell your house. But not so fast! Before you make that leap and list your home, be sure you fully understand the tax implications of selling your house for a greater profit. Read on to discover how to uncover what your tax liability will be when you sell your home.

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Apr 30, 2018

Good News for Bond Investors

Do you know what you’re paying for when you purchase a bond? Most people would say, “Of course - the bond.” But there are fees, similar to a mark-up, built into the bond price. The good news is those costs are now required to be disclosed to the purchaser. Why does this matter? If you know what you’re paying for, you’ll be able to make better-informed decisions on your bond purchases.

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Apr 23, 2018

Spring Cleaning? Add Your Finances to the List

It’s time for spring cleaning, and that means tidying up your personal finances! While most think of spring cleaning as straightening up the house and yard, your finances need a regular once-over as well. Our four-point checklist should get you well on your way to spic-and-span finances!

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Apr 17, 2018

Marijuana: Boondoggle Or Serious Investment?

Marijuana’s popularity is on the rise, and as states continue to legalize its use, the industry around its growth and distribution could be an attractive investment. But is it really a good investment? We explore this trending industry and what it could mean if you decide to invest.

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Apr 9, 2018

When College Planning Goes Awry

Not all education paths after high school look the same…so what should you do about that 529 if your child decides to take a different path than traditional college? The good news is you do have options. Whether it’s attending a vocational school, going into the military or immediately joining the work force, your 529 savings aren’t lost. We break down just what your choices are and how those will affect you.

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Apr 2, 2018

Tariffs: Impact on Your Wallet?

Tariffs and trade wars and volatile markets…Oh my! You probably already know that the President has imposed tariffs on many Chinese goods coming into the U.S. But you might not understand what that means for the stock market, American corporations, and your wallet. We’ve cut through the hype to focus on tariffs and what they could actually mean for the economy…and your pocketbook!

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Mar 26, 2018

Retirement Distributions: The Exception to the Rule

Would you like to retire early? Want to take funds from your retirement accounts early to help make ends meet until your Social Security or pension kicks in? You can – provided you meet the criteria and follow all the rules! We have you covered with all the details!

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Mar 19, 2018

Mobile Payment Apps: Convenience vs Privacy

The popularity of mobile payment apps is on the rise, and it’s never been easier and more convenient to repay that friend or co-worker you owe money. But with that convenience also comes some risk. If you’re using an app to complete a peer-to-peer transaction, are you sure your personal information is secure and private?

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Mar 12, 2018

Auto Insurance and . . . Pothole Damage?

Everyone from Indiana knows that the season between fall and spring isn’t winter…It’s Pothole Season! And with it comes the potential for damage to your car. If you’ve found yourself unable to dodge the craters during your daily commute, what can be done? Insurance might cover the pothole damage to your car, but it could come at a cost. We’ve outlined what you need to know if you’ve fallen prey to the dreaded pothole!

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Mar 5, 2018

How Cryptocurrencies Will Transform Our Banking System

Cryptocurrencies are a hot investment for many right now, but who would have thought they might change the face of the banking industry? From ease of money movement to virtually no transaction costs associated with the transfer of money, cryptocurrencies could be paving the way for a disruption to the banking industry’s traditional way of doing things.

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Feb 26, 2018

Leaving a Legacy for Your Pets

To many, pets are members of the family. But who will care for them when we’re gone? Including your pets in your estate plan can solve this dilemma.