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September 15, 2018
Wealth column: Steps to help you create a rock solid financial plan
Creating a comprehensive financial plan is not an easy task—if it was, everyone would have one. It's about so much more than setting aside a portion of each paycheck for retirement. It's about creating a plan for the life you'll live after you stop working and covering all the...
September 15, 2018 - 11:30am
September 8, 2018
Wealth Column: How to plan for retirement - a guide by the decade
As financial advisers, we often hear questions from family, friends and new clients about when to start saving for retirement. The short answer is, the sooner the better. So whether that means you can start after getting your first job or 20 years into your career, it's never too...
September 8, 2018 - 7:30am
September 1, 2018
Wealth Column: How to be financially responsible this fall
The days are getting shorter and the summer heat is beginning to die down now that Labor Day weekend is upon us. Soon enough we'll be bombarded by pumpkin spice everything, Halloween decorations and holiday gifts will be stacked on the shelves of stores far before we're ready to purchase...
September 1, 2018 - 6:30am
August 25, 2018
Wealth Column: The difference between a stock market correction and a full-blown crash
Earlier this year, anyone with money in the stock market was likely feeling a pinch after watching the S&P 500 drop by over 300 points in February. And then after a brief recovery period, we saw the markets take another hit in March, which led many investors to become concerned that...
August 25, 2018 - 8:30am
August 18, 2018
Wealth Column: College planning options for grandparents
Many of our clients have children that they either were able to help, or wanted to help, get an education. And that value on education and helping their families doesn't usually end at the second generation, but continues on to the third, or even fourth. But times have changed since...
August 18, 2018 - 10:30am
August 12, 2018
Wealth Enhancement Column: Budgeting for the Phases of Retirement
When we think about saving for retirement, we usually do so by addressing that time in our lives as one, long, happy period. In reality, most people experience retirement in multiple phases. The first phase covers the early years of retirement. Retirees are still young, active and...
August 12, 2018 - 5:30am
August 3, 2018
Wealth Column: Estate planning basics
Estate planning is an often overlooked element of financial planning. And we get it. It's easy to put off because it can be morbid and often doesn't kick in until late in our lives, but it's an important piece to be thinking about for those of us who want to make sure our families...
August 3, 2018 - 10:27pm
July 28, 2018
Wealth Column: Tax efficient retirement spending
Close your eyes and picture your ideal retirement. Some of you are probably on a beach, others maybe touring Europe and a good number of people probably are thinking of family get-togethers, surrounded by kids and grandkids. But we'd bet that one thing you aren't imagining is paying...
July 28, 2018 - 9:30am
July 23, 2018
Wealth Column: Tax-efficient retirement saving strategies
In our experience, nearly everyone would like to have more money. Whether it's for showering friends and family with gifts, donating to favorite causes or getting around to those projects around the house you've been putting off, everyone could use a little extra cash. It's also been...
July 23, 2018 - 8:30am
July 15, 2018
Wealth column: If you aren't retired, keep your hands off your HSA
Before you get too upset by our headline, hear us out. We are in no way saying not to have an Health Savings Account (HSA) or to never use it, but we are saying to save your HSA dollars for after you retire. To start, here's exactly what an HSA is.
July 15, 2018 - 9:30am
July 8, 2018
Wealth Enhancement Column: A guide to retirement savings in your 50s
For many of us, retirement becomes a very real thing as we enter our 50s. Whether that means you're planning to leave the working world in five years or 15 years, this is a time when we really start to think about what our retirements will look like and how much we'll need to save...
July 8, 2018 - 8:30am
June 30, 2018
Wealth Enhancement Column: Ways to help adult children become financially independent
When it comes to our children, for many of us, there is almost nothing we wouldn't do for them when we're needed. But when it comes to our adult children, sometimes the best way to help is to pull back and teach them to help themselves. This is especially true when it comes to financial...
June 30, 2018 - 8:30am
June 25, 2018
Wealth Column: Things to do your first summer as a retiree
Whether you retired on New Year's Day, or are retiring next week, the first summer as a retiree is an exciting time. All those days sitting at...
June 25, 2018 - 9:27am
June 16, 2018
Wealth Column: Turning family time into financial lessons
As parents, we are tasked with teaching our children about the world around them and take great pride in seeing them succeed. One great way that...
June 16, 2018 - 9:30am
June 9, 2018
Wealth Column: Pros and cons of renting or buying in retirement
There comes a time in the lives of many retirees when it makes sense to sell the family home and downsize to a more appropriately-sized residence....
June 9, 2018 - 10:30am