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Conservation Officer Report: Officer's request - Don't pick up fawns
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May 20, 2017
Wealth Column: 5 steps toward a happier retirement
One of the most fortunate aspects of our financial advisory careers is that we have the privilege to live through the lives of our clients. It's...
May 20, 2017 - 8:30am
May 13, 2017
Wealth column: What You Need to Know before Purchasing a Hybrid Life Insurance Policy
Alton Brown, the renowned author and Food Network star, is notorious for hating kitchen gadgets that he refers to as "unitaskers." These are...
May 13, 2017 - 3:30am
April 29, 2017
Wealth Column: How you can help young people save for the future
April is nationally recognized as Financial Literacy Month. Financial literacy, and financial education as a whole, is an issue the two of us...
April 29, 2017 - 3:40am
April 22, 2017
Wealth Column: The Pros and Cons of Rolling Your 401(k) to an IRA
There will come a time when, prior to retirement, you'll have a 401k plan from a former employer—sometimes referred to as an orphaned 401(k)—that...
April 22, 2017 - 5:20am
April 15, 2017
Wealth Column: 2 ideas to help reduce taxes on 401(K) distributions
If your employer provides a 401(K) or other qualified retirement plan, you've had the opportunity to contribute pre-tax money in a vehicle that...
April 15, 2017 - 3:40am
April 9, 2017
Wealth Enhancement Column: How to disaster-proof your retirement
Retirement today has a greater amount of uncertainty than perhaps at any other time. Think about all of the unknowns you'll face once you retire:...
April 9, 2017 - 4:20am
April 1, 2017
Commentary: 4 last minute tax planning tips
We know that some of our readers eagerly complete their tax reform as soon as they receive all of the necessary documentation. We know that some...
April 1, 2017 - 5:15am
March 25, 2017
Commentary: What March Madness can teach you about financial planning
The buzzer beaters. The Cinderella stories. The great individual performances and the fantastic team efforts. The thrill of winning your office...
March 25, 2017 - 5:10am
March 19, 2017
Commentary: How you can find a financial adviser that's right for you
For our regular readers, you know we believe that a good financial adviser providing comprehensive financial advice is a wise investment. It's...
March 19, 2017 - 5:00am
March 4, 2017
Commentary: What you need to know when gifting your kids money for an IRA
Parents want to give their children all the help they can, and if they have the wherewithal to improve their kids' financial standing, they often do so. One great idea that we've used with many of our clients is gifting money to their children to fund a Roth IRA. The rules surrounding...
March 4, 2017 - 12:12am
February 25, 2017
Commentary: How baby boomers can increase their retirement confidence
How confident are you about retirement? Generally speaking, most of today's baby boomer workers feel confident that they'll be able to retire...
February 25, 2017 - 12:52am
February 17, 2017
Commentary: What you can do if you're denied LTC insurance
Frequent readers of our column know that we're generally advocates of purchasing long-term care insurance if it makes financial sense within...
February 17, 2017 - 10:29pm
February 11, 2017
Commentary: How to have a more productive relationship with your financial adviser
It's the time of year—Valentine's Day—when people are thinking about the relationship with the most important person in their lives:...
February 11, 2017 - 12:21am
January 27, 2017
Commentary: 3 Things You Didn't Know about Saving for Retirement
No one expects you to know everything under the sun about saving for retirement—that's why our profession exists! We want to shed light...
January 27, 2017 - 7:12pm
January 20, 2017
Does using a single firm's investments constitute a lack of diversification?
We write often in this space about the importance of diversification. By diversification, we mean more than buying some stocks and some bonds....
January 20, 2017 - 6:32pm