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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Through all the challenges, newfound opportunities, and every high and low we’ve experienced during the last couple of years, it’s no surprise why we might be striving for more balance. Whether it’s about the markets...

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Shifts in tax brackets as well as the standard deduction slated for 2024. On October 18, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced tax year 2023 adjustments for tax returns filed in 2024.From the IRS directly:“The...

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Social security is way behind inflation so you may need a better retirement plan. In October of 2022, the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 70...

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Just what you need, right? One more time-consuming task to be taken care of between now and the end of the year. But taking a little time out from the holiday chores to make some strategic saving and investing decisions before December...

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

It has been a tough year for the market. The S&P 500 index so far in 2022 has taken somewhat of a nosedive, at one point dropping 20.6 percent, the NASDAQ dropping nearly 30 percent[i], and as a nation, we have experienced massive...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

When was the last time you gave yourself a financial checkup? As the saying goes, there’s no time like the present. This is especially true when it comes to reviewing the current state of your finances and figuring out what you...

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

No matter your age, financial competency is an important skill to have. The most important part of feeling confident in your finances is your ability to budget—and that’s not always an easy task. Here are a few helpful...

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

On Aug. 24, 2022, President Biden announced an unprecedented plan to eliminate student loan debt for millions of borrowers.1 This plan forgives up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for qualified borrowers, including those...

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

What are appropriate checklists for year-end tax planning? Tax planners often develop checklists to guide taxpayers toward year-end strategies that might help reduce taxes. Typically, suggestions are grouped into several different...

Friday, September 30, 2022

Planning personal finances used to be the worry of the wealthy and their worry—usually preservation of wealth—was attended to by teams of trust officers and lawyers. Many of today’s middle class families have...

Friday, September 30, 2022

When it comes to planning for your retirement income, it's easy to overlook some of the common factors that can affect how much you'll have available to spend. If you don't consider how your retirement income can be impacted by...

Friday, September 30, 2022

Your retirement is the reward after years of hard work and saving. You might dream of traveling, want to invest in a vacation home, or want to take up a new hobby. For an enjoyable retirement, saving is critical.

Friday, September 30, 2022

An important part of managing your personal finances is keeping your financial records organized. Whether it's a utility bill to show proof of residency or a Social Security card for wage reporting purposes, there may be times when you...

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

At one time, the typical American family looked like this: a breadwinner father who commuted a short distance to work and earned a very good living, and a stay-at-home mother who took care of the kids and family home with aplomb.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

One of the main concerns about retirement is health care. As healthcare costs continue to rise, medical bills may quickly derail your retirement plan. The good news is when you turn 65, you will be able to apply for Medicare

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Remember, early planning puts time on your side.Whether retirement is around the corner or decades away, there are more options than ever to help you plan for it. Let’s look at Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and 401(k)

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The changes you make today might be the benefits you need long-term. Today, many people find themselves inundated by a constant stream of financial news from television, radio, and the Internet.

Monday, August 1, 2022

With approximately 94% of American workers covered by Social Security and 65 million people currently receiving benefits, keeping Social Security healthy is a major concern.1 Social Security isn't in danger of going broke

Monday, August 1, 2022

In 2022, U.S. inflation hit a 40-year high, with prices for food, housing, gasoline, and other key staples increasing by nearly 10% over the previous year.1 During these uncertain times, stocks have continued a roller-coaster ride...

Monday, August 1, 2022

Establishing and sticking to a budget is an important life skill to learn, even for college students who are focused on keeping up their grades and getting a good job when they graduate. Budgeting may help them understand how much...

Monday, August 1, 2022

One silver lining in the current bear market is that this could be a good time to convert assets from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Converted assets are subject to federal income tax in the year of conversion

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Today, younger adults face a variety of challenges in their pursuit of financial independence. Some of these challenges are similar to those faced by previous generations, while others are unique to the times.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

When it comes to investing, having fewer investments might help streamline your portfolio to manage stress better. Here are some benefits of a simple portfolio and some ways to help you create one.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

A regular program of disciplined financial practices can help you in the long-run.Many people realize that the best way to stay in shape is to develop an appropriate fitness regimen and then stick with it.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Financial independence means different things to different people. For some, it might mean early retirement. For others, the ability to travel the world. It is the freedom to leave a job that is no longer personally or professionally...

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Parenthood can be both wonderfully rewarding and frighteningly challenging. Children give gifts only a parent can understand — from sticky-finger hugs to heartfelt pleas to tag along on Saturday morning errands.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Although many things have changed in the financial world over the past 20 years, some nuggets of financial advice are timeless. Here are a few tips that have remained constant for several generations.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Remember HIPPA kicks in now that your senior is considered an adultThe spring ritual of high school graduations is here. But graduates and their parents often are poorly prepared to meet the practicalities of the youngsters

Thursday, May 26, 2022

In March 2022, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), the most common measure of inflation, rose at an annual rate of 8.5%, the highest level since December 1981.1 It's not surprising that a Gallup poll at the end of...

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

According to the College Board, the most recently published figures of the average annual cost of tuition and fees at a public university for a school year was $9,970 for in-state students and $25,620 for out-of-state students.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Market volatility could spook even the most seasoned investor. If a precipitous week or two in the market has you ready to sell, you may want to reconsider your risk tolerance and asset allocation.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Starting a family is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. However, it will also profoundly impact your financial picture, with a list of expenses that grows by the year.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Investing is stressful. It takes sound mental decisions to weather the ups and downs that come with the markets and investing in general. Whether you are managing your financial portfolio or making investments on the side, staying...

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Making sure your investments help you work towards your true life goals Too often during uncertain times, we inadvertently compare ourselves to the people around us – and that may lead us to make financial mistakes.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Teaching your children about finances may seem like a weighty topic; however, it does not have to be challenging. By opening the lines of communication early and demonstrating good financial decisions of your own, you may set your...

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

A few pointers to help avoid a double-drubbing this time Stoicism amid market turmoil comes hard when a tsunami of dire investment headlines and plunging prices hits you, as we’ve seen for the first 2+ months of 2022.

Tuesday, March 29, 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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Spring cleaning presents a great opportunity to clear out any items you no longer need—and the same goes for your finances. Checking in with your finances during tax season may be particularly beneficial, as it allows you to...

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

As Samuel Goldwyn once said, "The harder I work…the luckier I get!" 1 But when it comes to investing, luck may play a huge role in outcomes—no matter how hard you work.2 Below, we discuss some ways that luck may...

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Federal Reserve plans to unwind its bond borrowing since inflation has hit the highest level since 1980. While interest rates will stay near zero, for now, the Fed will start raising interest rates as early as March 2022. With a...

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Are you one of the many American consumers currently asking yourself, “How can I better control my use of credit?” Consumer debt in the United States totals in the billions.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

America Saves Week k is dedicated to bringing awareness and encouraging people to look at and make progress on their savings.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Financial professionals don't provide tax advice but can provide information on the tax consequences of specific investments you have as part of financial planning.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Whether you're single, paired, or somewhere in between, Valentine's Day may present the perfect opportunity to show your bank account some love.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Many people may find the notion of creating and adhering to a financial plan about as appealing as doing housework. As everyone knows, putting off chores can lead to further procrastination. And, the longer you let things go, the more...

Monday, January 24, 2022

Stocks have gotten off to tough start in 2022. Why has the market pulled back and what might we see going forward? We think the most important thing to remember is that periodic stock market volatility is entirely...

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Parenthood is full of highs and lows. If you have children, you probably know firsthand what it feels like to be in debt. Because you know how debt feels and you love your children, you probably want to step in and relieve them of...

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Ever hear the phrase, “your financial health?” A good way to appreciate planning your financial future is to see it as akin to maintaining your physical health.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Stock market returns proved fairly muted in this holiday-shortened week. Optimism tied to strong manufacturing data was offset by the ever-present fears posed by inflation.This week the Institute for Supply Management released May...

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Stocks got off to a rocky start this week. Inflationary concerns remain front-and-center in the minds of investors right now, although a surge in global COVID-19 cases is certainly not helping. On the inflation front, thus far, Federal...

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The markets remained volatile this week as stocks struggled to find their footing. Weighing most on investors’ minds this week was inflation. Prices continue to rise across a wide swath of the economy. It remains to be seen...

Thursday, April 22, 2021

After performing well the past several weeks, stocks took a bit of a breather this week. Some of this easing in sentiment had to do with mixed corporate earnings. However, the greater concern weighing on investors was a renewed surge...

Thursday, April 15, 2021

While a little bumpy along the way, the markets performed fairly well this week amid news of bank earnings, consumer prices and COVID-19 vaccines. All things considered, investors have behaved calmly and taken everything in stride....

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Stocks got off to a notably strong start on Monday before moving somewhat sideways in the days that followed. The market jumped this week on the heels of a surprisingly strong jobs report that was released last Friday. Subsequently...

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The market began the week on a calm note as volatility and trading volumes both came in at modest levels. Furthermore, a host of economically positive news — related to everything from consumer confidence and infrastructure...

Thursday, March 25, 2021

What a difference a year makes. A year ago, the stock market was in the final throes of a furious COVID-19 driven sell-off. However, after the market bottomed out on March 23, it roared back to life with the S&P 500 Index rising...

Friday, January 1, 2021

It is amazing, isn’t it, to think of life at the end of 2019 as we were all looking forward to the possibilities of the new decade. We could have never imagined what was ahead for us, and here we are, a year later, looking...