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Our focus is to provide our advisors with the technology and information necessary to provide you, the investor, the best service possible. We go beyond just your investments and take a team approach to help you build, protect, manage and transfer your wealth.

Facing the Music: RMDs

The tax deferral accorded to IRAs and qualified retirement plans has helped to push total retirement resources in the USA to $33.6 trillion at the end of 2022 (Investment Company Institute 2023 Fact Book). Eventually, tax deferral must come to an end. The mechanism...

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Caring for Your Aging Parents

Caring for your aging parents is something you hope you can handle when the time comes, but it can be very challenging and is often the last thing you want to think about. Whether the time is now or somewhere down the road, there are steps you can take to make the...

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National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Every year since 2009, during the third week of October (the 17th through the 23rd in 2023), estate planners across the country recognize National Estate Planning Awareness Week. They work to help the public understand the value of estate planning and how it aligns...

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Myths and Facts About Social Security

Myth: Social Security will provide most of the income you need in retirement. Fact: It's likely that Social Security will provide a smaller portion of retirement income than you expect. There's no doubt about it — Social Security is an important source of...

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Protecting Your Loved Ones with Life Insurance

How much life insurance do you need? Your life insurance needs will depend on a number of factors, including the size of your family, the nature of your financial obligations, your career stage, and your goals. For example, when you're young, you may not have a...

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401(k) Plans – An Overview to Help You Get Started

Retirement plans and expectations vary greatly for each person, so the amount you need to retire and the method to reach that goal is unique and personal. One popular way to reach a retirement savings goal is with a 401(k) plan. Some estimate that 79% of Americans...

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Planning for All Stages of Retirement

Most of our lives we are concerned with living in the moment–figuring out what we need to do today and how we might accomplish it. Sometimes, we can move beyond the moment, and think of our goals for the month, or even goals for the year. Many even benefit from...

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Why Work With a Client Advisor?

The world 50 years ago was a lot different than it is today. An individual often worked at the same job all his or her adult life, lived in the same house, and stayed married to the same spouse. In those days, too, one spouse could support a family, paying for...

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Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans

Everyone is familiar with 401(k) plans, but not everyone knows they come in different flavors, one of which is the safe harbor 401(k). The one thing all these special 401(k) plans have in common is that they're generally simpler to maintain because they're exempt...

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Why Stay Invested in a Volatile Market?

Hindsight may be 20/20, but predicting the future is always hard. “If only I had acted.” “I knew that would happen…” “The market agreed with me at the time.” These are all thoughts that pass through most investors’ minds at one point or another. The reason...

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Mid-Year Is a Good Time for a Financial Checkup

The first half of the year is behind us. During those six months, life events happen - both planned and unplanned. It can be helpful to revisit your financial plan to ensure it still supports your goals. Here are some ways to evaluate if you are continuing on the...

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Retirement Travel – Without the Financial Anxiety

Exciting summer travel plans are coming up, and many individuals and families are running through the usual checklists and questions. Have we chosen a destination? If traveling internationally, are our passports all up to date? Does our bank know so our credit...

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How Can I Control The Distribution Of My Estate?

There are a number of ways your estate can be distributed to your heirs after you pass. Each allows a different degree of control over distribution, and each poses different challenges and opportunities. If you haven't taken steps already, it's important to...

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Financial Basics for Millennials

With age comes responsibility, so if you're a young adult in your 20s or 30s, chances are you've been introduced to the realities of adulthood. While you're excited by all the opportunities life has to offer, you're also aware of your emerging financial...

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Converting Savings to Retirement Income

During your working years, you probably set aside funds in retirement accounts such as IRAs, 401(k)s, or other workplace savings plans, as well as in taxable accounts. Your challenge during retirement is to convert those savings into an ongoing income stream that...

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Business Succession Planning for Generational Success

Many family businesses don’t last beyond the first generation, and it is even more difficult to prosper beyond the second and third generations. Among the many issues to address are successor management, providing retirement income for senior owners, developing a...

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Five Keys to Investing for Retirement

Making decisions about your retirement account can seem overwhelming, especially if you feel unsure about your knowledge of investments. However, the following basic concepts can help you make smarter choices regardless of whether you already have some investing...

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Financial Literacy: Beyond the Basics

April is financial literacy awareness month, so it’s a great time to assess your financial goals and determine whether you are using all the tools available to achieve them. Although there are many wonderful informational resources and guides available to teach you...

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