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August Monthly Newsletter – Back to School Planning with 529 Plans

If you’ve looked at the ads in your Sunday paper lately, you know what time of the year it is . . . Back to School season! With most students starting classes later this month, retailers across the country are planning for the influx of shoppers looking for the best deals on back to school clothes and supplies. Read more

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July Monthly Newsletter – Midyear Financial Checkup

Six months ago, many Americans set realistic and achievable financial resolutions for 2017. Now that we’ve crossed the halfway point of 2017, it’s time for a financial checkup. Much like your biannual dentist appointment, it’s important to track your progress to determine if changes need to be made to your plan to achieve your financial goals and resolutions.

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June Monthly Newsletter – “Supercharged” Charitable Giving with Retirement Assets

Many people are charitably inclined and take advantage of charitable giving during their life. Most people know that as a general rule you can deduct up to 50% of your Adjusted Gross Income annually for charitable gifts to qualified organizations[1] – quite a significant tax advantage you can use to reduce your annual income for tax planning purposes. Read more

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May Monthly Newsletter – Estate Planning for Digital Assets: 4 Steps to Ensure Your Assets are Protected

Estate planning has become more difficult with the introduction of technology into every aspect of an individual’s life. Years ago, people filed away bank books, stock certificates, financial statements and most other important documents in a filing cabinet or a safety deposit box. Read more

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April Monthly Newsletter: 86% of Americans Are Stressed About Their Finances

A recent, nationwide survey of approximately 1,000 adults found that 86% of those surveyed indicated they are experiencing stress relating to their finances.[1]  Why is this important? According to that same survey, nearly half of those who indicated they are experiencing financial stress believe their stress hinders their ability to make financial decisions. Read more

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April Monthly Newsletter: 86% of Americans Are Stressed About Their Finances

A recent, nationwide survey of approximately 1,000 adults found that 86% of those surveyed indicated they are experiencing stress relating to their finances.[1]  Why is this important? According to that same survey, nearly half of those who indicated they are experiencing financial stress believe their stress hinders their ability to make financial decisions. Read more

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March Monthly Newsletter: Billions of Reasons To Do Some “Financial Spring Cleaning”

For colder climates, the month of March can give those who have experienced months of bitter winter temperatures and decreased sunlight a lot of things to look forward to. The first day of Spring. Daylight Savings Time. Spring Training baseball. Saint Patrick’s Day. NCAA March Madness.

Unfortunately, the changing of the season also gives us the opportunity to perform the annual guilt trip/rite of passage – spring cleaning. Read more

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February Monthly Newsletter: 15 Lesser Known Miscellaneous Itemized Deductions

Last Thursday, the weather forecasting groundhog Punxsatawney Phil crawled out of his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania to predict the weather for the rest of winter. According to legend, if Punxsatawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather.

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Monthly Newsletter: 2017 Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Turning the calendar to a new year can be an exciting time filled with optimistic goals for the new calendar year. Frequently heard New Year’s resolutions are to work out more, eat healthier, get into better shape, make better choices and get finances under control. As the year progresses, those who have a plan in place to achieve their resolution stay focused and keep their resolution top of mind. Read more

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Monthly Investment Review: November 2016

November was quite a month and not only for the markets, but for the U.S. electorate as they went to the polls to select the new President of The United States. Markets reacted favourably, as we will discuss below, with many indices hitting all-time highs. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite were up 3.42% and 2.59%, respectively, for the month. Read more