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Friday, February 9, 2024

The newest generation of upcoming retirees is facing a more unique and prominent dilemma than past generations have experienced: caring for family members at the same time they’re preparing for retirement.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Planning for retirement often involves focusing on your finances and ensuring that you not only will have enough to sustain you during your retirement but adequate funds to do the things you enjoy doing.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Asset management and financial wellness can help develop long-term confidence when wealth transfers from generation to generation. Understanding and implementing financial wellness techniques is essential for effectively sharing wealth.

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

When it comes to financial bad habits, the most common are also well known — don’t spend too much, don’t take on unsustainable debt, and avoid living paycheck to paycheck.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Whether you are just entering your golden years or are already several years in, setting goals to stay on track and maintain your health, happiness, and finances is essential.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

In 2024, LPL Research believes markets will make a definitive turn to a more recognizable place. En route, the transition will be marked by meaningful shifts in a few key areas. Inflation is going down.

Monday, November 13, 2023

A trust is a legal vehicle that protects your assets that contains instructions for your assets when you die or become incapacitated.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The cost of long-term care can vary widely based on location (both city and state) and level of care needed. However, one thing is for certain: with 7 in every 10 people requiring long-term care at some point.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

You have probably heard about financial planning and its potential benefits, but you are unsure how to apply the principles to your life. A financial plan is a collection of steps that help you to evaluate your financial condition.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Growing old is simply one thing you can’t avoid. The goal is to enjoy your retirement years as you imagined after a lifetime of working. One aspect of growing old that young people may overlook is long-term care insurance.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Did you know about 50 percent of Americans do not have life insurance? Part of the problem is a lack of clarity: 31 percent of people who need it but aren’t covered say it’s because they don’t know what to get.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Be proactive and follow these steps to ensure accuracy and compliance. Tax filing season can be a stressful time for many individuals. Dealing with the IRS and ensuring compliance with tax regulations can seem daunting.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Tax benefits, flexible contribution options and potential investment growth. For many families, there’s a sense of excitement and anticipation that fills the air as high school seniors prepare to embark on their next journey: college.

Monday, July 31, 2023

Music CDs may have fallen in popularity, but another type of CD is here to stay—certificates of deposit. These investments allow you to do something fun with your money.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

In December 2022, Congress passed the SECURE 2.0 Act. It introduced two new rules relating to 529 plans and student debt that will take effect in 2024.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Our 2023 investing outlook started with a theme of returning to normalcy. Considering 2022’s market volatility and the aftereffects of the pandemic, the idea of finding balance was certainly a welcomed change. It’s a theme...

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Warren Buffett and Charles Munger are two iconic figures in the world of investing and business. Known for their wisdom, long-term perspective, and successful track record. Here are some recent quotes!

Monday, June 5, 2023

Congress passed legislation to help small business owners with retirement; designed to improve the nation's retirement-planning health. Here is a brief look at some of the perks, changes, and incentives.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Everyone needs some level of financial literacy, however, financial literacy becomes even more crucial when you're a business owner. Here are some concepts that financial literacy encompasses and why having financial literacy is crucial.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Small businesses may often find themselves struggling, and there are many situations in which business owners may find themselves weathering a storm and hoping to make it through.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Determining how your income impacts Social Security (SS) taxes is important for tax planning.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Financial literacy starts by building a basic understanding of 'money matters' to create a sense of economic well-being, self-trust, and financial confidence.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Financial planning is unique for each person; no two plans look the same because everyone's life and goals are different. Regardless of your goals, financial planning can help you work towards achieving them.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

We've created this handy Quick View Tax Guide to help you prepare for your 2023 tax filing.  As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Financial wellness, like physical wellness, isn’t something you should ignore. Instead, it's a critical concept for anyone who wants to be knowledgeable and confident about their finances, and in fact, financial wellness is so...

Monday, January 23, 2023

Financial wellness is essential to being financially secure and meeting your goals. Here are ten tips to help you develop financial wellness this year.

Monday, January 23, 2023

In the spirit of making predictions that will actually come true, our financial advisors share the Top 5 for 2023 – delivered in order of certainty.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Making resolutions is a great way to set goals for the upcoming year and gauge where to focus. Staying on track may be difficult. If you've struggled before with keeping resolutions, here are a few tips to help you stay focused.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

If one of your New Year's Resolutions involves enhancing and expanding your investment portfolio, ask yourself these 10 questions to help review your investment plans in the style of a true New Year's Eve Countdown tradition.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

In 2023, we look to equity markets to find balance between key macroeconomic factors—inflation, interest rates, and Fed policy—and business fundamentals. Our economic and market forecasts for 2023 can help us navigate the year ahead.

Monday, November 14, 2022

If you're considering giving back to society or a cause as part of your financial planning, there are many ways you can do so. You can make an impact while receiving tax benefits by including philanthropic giving as part of a holistic...

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

As we approach the end of the year, you may want to review areas that may impact your wealth and estate planning next year. In this year-end planning guide, we examine four critical areas to consider that may affect your finances:1....

Sunday, October 23, 2022

With the cost of long-term care (LTC) increasing year over year, considering how the costs of long-term LTC will impact your financial plan is essential. According to insurance company Genworth, the price of LTC services increased...

Monday, October 17, 2022

If you're paying attention to the news, you've probably come across story after story on the health of Social Security. And depending on the actuarial assumptions used and the political slant, Social Security has been described as...

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Physical exercise is a well-known way to improve overall health, but keeping your mind sharp can benefit overall health, too. Exercising your brain takes less effort than you think and can be enjoyable! Try these fun games that can lead...

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

It’s never too early to think about how and where you want to live when you’re older.How far in advance do you plan vacations? A month at the very least, right? You’ve booked the flights and hotels, taken time off of...

Friday, August 19, 2022

Don't Bank Your Retirement on Your Business Investing in your own business makes sense; many businesses achieve significant growth each year. However, when you consider that many small businesses fold every year, it becomes clear that...

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Go out into your yard and dig a big hole. Every month, throw $50 into it but don't take any money out until you're ready to buy a house, send your child to college, or retire.It sounds a little crazy, doesn't it? But that's what...

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

As a business owner, you may assume you do not need professional financial advice until you hit certain milestones such as $1 million in sales, having ten employees, or some other tangible measure. However, financial professionals may...

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Markets rarely give us clear skies, and there are always threats to watch for on the horizon, but the right preparation, context, and support can help us navigate anything that may lie ahead. So far, this year hasn’t seen a...

Thursday, July 7, 2022

The need for regular saving and investing spans many life stages. Through the years, your goals will change and your strategies will shift, but don’t be alarmed. You’re just progressing through the normal stages of life,...

Monday, June 20, 2022

Now is a good time to check-in and see how you’re really doingAmid the draining heat of mid-summer, do you remember your New Year’s resolutions regarding your personal financial planning? How are you coming with your to-do...

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Sometimes we forget just how fragile a nest egg can be.When the economy tanked in 2008, retirees watched in horror as U.S. markets suffered historic losses. The Dow declined by more than 50%, its biggest drop since the Great Depression...

Monday, May 23, 2022

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert EinsteinThe S&P 500 Index was down more than 20% on an intraday basis on Friday, but managed a huge rally late to avoid closing...

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Understanding the myths and ignoring the voices will make you betterWall Street has three voices it wants you to listen to and nine myths it wants you to believe. They are designed to allow “The Street” to keep making money...

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The start of the year has come and gone. You may find that the goals and resolutions you set at the start are no longer getting the attention they deserve. Whether you are feeling your motivation waning or feel like the goal is too far...

Monday, April 18, 2022

Two years into the pandemic, it may feel like you entered a time warp for some. And from shutdown-related expenses to changes to your employment situation or workload, it can be tougher than ever to try to navigate your financial life....

Friday, April 1, 2022

April is not just about tax season and springtime. Since 2004, April has also been Financial Literacy Month throughout the U.S. Some states also recognize it, such as Arkansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas.1 This celebratory...

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

One of the more important—and hopefully enjoyable—events you will face in life is retirement. After spending many years building your career, you have likely accumulated a comfortable nest egg. If you have reached a point...

Friday, January 21, 2022

No matter where you are in life, you may have at least a few financial goals. Perhaps you want to buy a house, save for your child’s college education, or retire early. Regardless of what your goals are, financial planning can...