Whether your team won or lost a few weeks ago, we can all agree that it’s no easy feat to make it to the big game at the end of the season. This game is the culmination of both teams practicing and strategizing all season long. Creating a game plan for football is a lot…

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financial advisors for taxes

As we enter this tax season, you may realize that your situation has changed. Maybe you were affected by the CARES Act, COVID, or went through a life change such as retirement, or became empty nesters. All of these things can affect how you file our taxes and now is the time to consider them.…

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It’s easy to fall into the trap of following a script when it comes to retirement, especially if you’re unsure of how to create your own plan. This “script” can dictate a retirement age, lifestyle, and even important financial decisions. For example, many people assume that they should downsize in retirement or move to a…

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stock market

  Planning for retirement is never a “set it and forget it” activity. There are unexpected disasters, market drops, and changing laws that invariably cause retirees to reevaluate their plans of action. Recently, the Federal Reserve’s statements regarding interest rates and inflation, as well as the GameStop stock frenzy, may have you wondering how to…

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This Valentine’s Day, you may see many commercials for jewelry, flowers, and nice dinners geared towards a younger crowd. Older Americans are underrepresented in media, despite holding a significant amount of wealth and buying power. And although you might not see yourself represented in traditional Valentine’s Day advertising, you probably celebrate in some way. Whether…

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SECURE Act

The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) recently had its one-year anniversary. It was the biggest piece of retirement legislation to be passed in many years, and it will undoubtedly have a major effect on how many Americans approach retirement and estate planning. It had several aims, from making it easier…

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If your nest isn’t as full as it once was, or you have more time on your hands in retirement, consider decluttering. Even if downsizing in the near future isn’t part of your desired retirement lifestyle, having less clutter in your living space and better organizing the remaining stuff can help make a world of…

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retirement taxes

You might expect your tax burden to decrease in retirement – after all, you’re no longer receiving a paycheck that incurs income tax, the payroll tax, and Medicare tax. However, your income in retirement could be significant, between investment income, rental properties, pensions, Social Security, and retirement account withdrawals. Starting at age 72, you likely…

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