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“What Is My Liquid Net Worth?” Here’s How To Calculate It.

Posted by Billy Hufnell on November 30, 2020
Even if you’ve never considered it before, “What is my liquid net worth?” is a question worth asking. Understanding your current financial situation is essential to determining how you’ll reach your future objectives—for example, whether you’ll have enough money ...
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Topics: Financial Planning

Can Married Couples Combine IRAs?

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on November 19, 2020
Most married couples today choose to combine their finances for simplicity’s sake and to work towards one common goal. (Although, if your spouse has ever asked you to cut back on your online shopping, you may wish you had a separate bank account!) In all ...
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Topics: Financial Planning

Widow Financial Planning: 4 Key Steps To Follow

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on November 12, 2020
Losing a spouse can be devastating. Not only does this life-changing event take a significant emotional toll, but it also creates uncertainty around financial matters. As a widow, the financial planning process in particular may seem overwhelming, leaving you ...
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Topics: Financial Planning

The Top Portfolio Management Strategies Investors Must Know

Posted by Dan Ebinger on October 27, 2020
Making smart investment choices for your personal circumstances can have a tremendous impact on your ability to grow your wealth. But there’s no “one size fits all” approach to investing—not only do people have different goals and risk tolerances, but they also ...
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Topics: Investment News

Quarterly Market Review - 2020, Q3

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on October 16, 2020
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Topics: Investment News

Minimizing Taxes In Retirement: Top 4 Tips

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on October 15, 2020
Retirement should be a time of enjoyment, but it can be stressful if you’re not sure whether you’ll have enough money to cover your expenses and leave room for leisure activities. Avoiding taxes in retirement is one way to keep more of your wealth in ...
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Topics: Tax News

Fiduciary Vs. Non-Fiduciary: What’s The Difference?

Posted by Billy Hufnell on October 08, 2020
Your financial advisor’s advice can make or break your plans to reach objectives like early retirement or passing wealth down to your children. You need to know that your advisor is not only an expert in their field, but that they also have your best interests at ...
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Topics: Financial Planning

Fee-Only Wealth Management: How Is It Different Than Commission?

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on September 24, 2020
You want to grow your wealth based on personalized financial advice, not give your money away to an advisor for simply selling you a product. That’s why you need to understand the difference between fee-only and commission-based wealth management. When you work ...
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Topics: Wealth Management

Bay Point’s Wealth Management Process, Explained

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on September 18, 2020
Choosing a firm to manage your wealth takes careful consideration. You need a financial advisor who will strive to understand your goals, and act in your best interest. Before you hire an advisor, take some time to learn about the wealth management process, and ...
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Topics: Wealth Management

Retirement Asset Management: Top 10 Tips

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on September 17, 2020
Retirement planning is a big step, and it looks different for everyone. If you’re considering the do-it-yourself approach to retirement asset management, you first need to understand the various stages of the process so you can tackle it like an expert. ...
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Topics: Retirement Planning