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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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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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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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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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How to Build a Crisis-Ready Portfolio

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on May 20, 2020
Over the last 20 years, we have endured three crises that have impacted our lives and our portfolios: the Tech Bubble, the Housing Bubble and Crash of 2008, and now COVID-19. We are often asked what to do during times like this, but the reality is that your ...
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Giving Tuesday in May

Posted by Elizabeth Wolleben Yoder, CFP on May 05, 2020
You may have seen the national fundraising campaign #GivingTuesdayNow which kicks off today, May 5, 2020. What has typically been a day to kick off thoughts of holiday giving in October, has been moved up to meet the needs of non-profits during the Covid-19 ...
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Coronavirus Scams on the Rise

Posted by Billy Hufnell on April 13, 2020
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, scammers are capitalizing on people’s sense of fear and anxiety with false claims that often appear legitimate. They are claiming to have testing kits for the virus, medical supplies, health insurance products, and other offers aimed ...
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8 Ways the SECURE Act Could Impact You

Posted by Bill Hufnell, CPA, CFP® on January 03, 2020
Congress passed some significant tax legislation as it recessed for the holidays. One of the new meaningful laws passed on December 19 is the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, otherwise known as the SECURE Act.
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Topics: Financial Planning, Tax News, Retirement Planning

With Tax Planning, It Pays to Think Ahead

Posted by Bill Hufnell, CPA, CFP® on November 07, 2019
We are always thinking taxes Most people only review their tax situation at the end of the year and only consider the current year’s tax planning. Yet decisions you make throughout the year will impact your taxes, and to get the most benefit from tax planning, you need to consider ...
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Topics: Financial Planning, Tax News

Investing - Is it an art or a science?

Posted by Yvonne Talbott Scoggins on July 09, 2019
 
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Topics: Financial Planning, Investment News