5 Financial Planning Steps You Need to Take After Losing Your Spouse/Partner
5 Financial Planning Steps You Need to Take After Losing Your Spouse/Partner There is little as world-shaking as losing your spouse or partner. So, give yourself time and space to grieve and heal. But also take time for financial planning, which can help you begin to feel confident again about your life and your future. Here’s our […]Continue reading ›
What Should You Look for in a Financial Advisor?
What Should You Look for in a Financial Advisor? If you’re serious about securing your financial future, you are likely considering the help of a financial advisor (or are already working with one). Without that critical relationship, it’s too easy to make mistakes or ignore a blind spot that can derail your plans. There’s simply too much at stake to go it alone. But here’s the key: it has to be the right financial […]Continue reading ›
Woody Honored as a 2019 Leader in Diversity!
Woody Honored as a 2019 Leader in Diversity! Congratulations to Woody for being named a 2019 Leader in Diversity by the Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ). This year the Baltimore Business Journal selected eleven people who have made an impact with diversity and inclusiveness in the greater Baltimore area. Honorees helped promote diversity for people of various races, sexual […]Continue reading ›
Guide to Charity and Donations
You may dream of someday donating to charities and meaningful causes such as homeless animals, libraries, orphaned children, or disabled adults. These aspirations are commendable, but ensuring that they are achieved requires more than just wishful thinking. By creating a personalized financial plan based on your philanthropic goals, you may not only maximize your charitable […]Continue reading ›
Beneficiary vs. Power of Attorney: The Importance of Understanding Both for Same-Sex Couples
Naming beneficiaries is an integral part of estate planning for same-sex couples. It is important to dictate who should receive what benefits, and when. Beneficiaries do not have any legal authority, though, which means that preparing a power of attorney (POA) document is also crucial – especially for partners who choose not to marry. It’s […]Continue reading ›
Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Pension
According to usa.gov, people live an average of twenty years after retirement. If you are planning to use a pension to fund a significant portion – if not all – of your retirement, are you confident that it is going to allow you to live the lifestyle you want? No one wants to outlive their […]Continue reading ›
The Importance of Beneficiary Designations, Especially in Same-Sex Couples
The Importance of Beneficiary Designations, Especially in Same-Sex Couples The last time you purchased a life insurance policy or set up a retirement account, do you remember who you designated as your beneficiary? As your life changes, your beneficiaries may need to change, too. They should be reviewed periodically, if not annually, to ensure that […]Continue reading ›
I Do, or I Don’t: The Financial Impact of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
I Do, or I Don’t: The Financial Impact of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples While the LGBT community has been fighting for marriage equality, marriage doesn’t necessarily help when it comes to a same-sex couple’s financial situation. Married couples may end up losing tax credits or find themselves in a higher tax bracket, making them subject […]Continue reading ›