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Feb 19, 2018

Stock Market Volatility: How to Survive

It’s been just over a year since the Dow Jones reached 20,000 points. Since then, we’ve had a pretty easy ride without too much market volatility…until February. While it’s nearly impossible to predict the Dow Jones future, you can educate yourself on why there’s volatility in the market, as well as the best course of action to take when volatility strikes.

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Feb 19, 2018

The New Standard Deduction and Charitable Giving

The standard deduction has nearly doubled under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and as a result, many may no longer itemize their deductions. We’ve outlined three options that will allow you to support the organizations you’re passionate about while also reducing your tax liability at the same time!

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Feb 19, 2018

Investing with the New Tax Plan

Wondering how future investing and tax strategies might be impacted by changes outlined in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act? What’s changed and what’s stayed the same? We have you covered - we’ve compiled a list of those changes that might be most pertinent to you, as you consider your investment and tax strategies.

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Feb 19, 2018

New 529 Plan Changes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill has many Americans wondering just how they’ll be affected by the first major tax overhaul in nearly thirty years. If you own a 529 account, you’ll want to be sure to stay abreast of the changes to your plan in order to take full advantage of any new benefits that are coming. We’ve highlighted the main changes to 529 plans and how they might impact your education savings!

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Feb 12, 2018

Is Downsizing Right for You?

We’re coming off the best year for existing home sales in 11 years…so is now the right time for you to downsize? Many might advise you to take the money and run, but it could come at a cost. We’ve outlined the pros and cons for downsizing, and what each might mean for your bottom line.

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Jan 15, 2018

The Gift of Pre-Planning a Funeral

Chances are planning your own funeral probably isn’t high on your list of things you’d like to do. But taking the time now to plan how you would like your life to be celebrated can be a wonderful gift for your family and friends, removing undue stress from them during an already emotional time.

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Jan 8, 2018

Game-Changing Financial Resolutions for 2018

What is your financial resolution for 2018? Our advice, start with: Reducing your credit card debt; Building an emergency fund; and Increasing your retirement savings.

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Jan 2, 2018

Tax Reform and You

1,097 pages! That’s how many pages are in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Trump on December 22nd. If you haven’t had time to read each page, we’ve broken down the main areas that might have the largest impact on you and your family. It might just be time to update your tax planning strategy for 2018!

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Dec 18, 2017

Bitcoin – Hype or Hot Investment?

Bitcoin is a daily fixture on the news recently, thanks to its nearly 1,600 percent return this year. But do you really understand what it is? It’s not called a cryptocurrency for nothing. We’ll make it a bit less cryptic for you!

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Dec 11, 2017

2018 Tax Changes: How Can You Prepare Now?

Unless you have a crystal ball, it’s hard to predict what tax changes might be coming our way in 2018. But there are several strategies you can implement before December 31st that could better position you to take advantage of the 2018 changes.

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Dec 4, 2017

Charitable Gifting Strategies: Don’t Cheat Yourself or Your Charity

When donating to charity, it’s important to develop a strategy that meshes with your financial goals and tax situation.

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Nov 27, 2017

Is Your Money Safe? Can the FDIC & SIPC Protect You?

If your bank or brokerage firm failed, do you know what would happen to your money and investments? Thankfully, FDIC and SIPC insurance is there to protect you and your savings, but only up to a specified amount. Find out just how much you’re covered!