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How To Survive the 2019 Tax Season

CFP Financial Advisor Financial Planning RIA Tax Planning Taxes February 5, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

Tax prep is not something many people associate with joy or excitement but it is something that individuals and businesses must prepare for each year. Due to the recent 2019 tax overhaul, many people are even more worried and anxiety ridden about their tax returns. By being proactive, knowledgeable and prepared here are a few […]

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Financial New Year Resolutions

CFP Employee Benefits Financial Advisor Financial Planning Financial Services Health Benefits January 7, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

The beginning of a new year is a very popular time to set goals, make plans and resolutions for improving oneself and quality of life. Your resolution list should especially include a few financial resolutions. Make Financial Goals: Identifying what your financial goals are is the first step. Consider breaking down the big goal into […]

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Tips for Choosing Employee Benefits, Part I

Employee Benefits Financial Advisor Financial Planning Health Benefits Life Insurance Retirement Planning September 18, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

If you are changing jobs or simply approaching open enrollment season for your employee benefits, selecting the right options for you and your family can be stressful. Whether it involves utilizing a Health Savings Account (HSA) with your health plan or deciding how much to contribute to your 401(k), the selections you make every year […]

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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage?

Financial Advisor Financial Advisor for Gay Couples Financial Planning Financial Planning for Gay Couples Mortgage Lending July 17, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

If you search the internet, you can uncover as many articles telling you to pay off your mortgage as ones encouraging you to keep it forever. Why are so many financial advisors divided over this one issue? The truth is that it’s simply a matter of strategy, and what works for some people may not […]

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Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Pension

Estate Planning Estate Planning for Gay Couples Investment Strategy Pension Retirement Planning April 25, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

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 […]

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Where Your Tax Refund Should Go

Financial Planning Tax Planning Taxes March 30, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

While it may be tempting to spend your tax refund on a weekend getaway, there could be better ways to utilize that extra cash. You could start an emergency fund, pay off a credit card, or even donate to your favorite charitable cause. Before you decide where the money will go, consider the following ideas […]

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College Planning Tips

Financial Advisor Financial Advisor for Gay Couples Financial Advisor for LGBT Couples Financial Planning Financial Planning for Gay Couples Financial Planning for same-sex couples March 2, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

It takes a lot of money to put a child through college. According to The College Board, the tuition for a public, in-state, four-year college averages $9,650 for the 2016-2017 school year. Out-of-state students average $24,930 this year, and students who are attending a private school are paying an average of $33,480. If you and […]

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The Potential Impact of Millennials on Your Investment Strategy

Financial Planning Investment Strategy Retirement Planning February 15, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

The transfer of wealth from Baby Boomers to Millennials has already begun. According to Boston College’s Center on Wealth and Philanthropy, it is estimated that $58.1 trillion will be exchanging hands between 2007 and 2061. With that transfer, attitudes toward investing and wealth management could change considerably. To help keep your own investment strategy in […]

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