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Maximize Social Security Benefits & Minimize Tax Burden

Electing to receive Social Security benefits at early retirement age may result in higher personal income taxes and a smaller nest egg, particularly for high net worth individuals. In this paper, we’ll shed light on common Social Security myths and provide options that, in certain instances, could decrease your payments to Uncle Sam and increase the financial legacy you leave.

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4 Simple Steps to Creating an Estate Plan

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4 Simple Steps to Creating an Estate Plan

Published by Beth Schanou, JD Most of the time, it feels like life is moving at the speed of light. I often feel my entire day, both at home and at the office, is spent in fast forward mode. As if it’s a race to get done as much as possible, I’m running from one thing to the next, all day long, and making sure every household member is fed, cared for, and attends school and their activities. Of course this includes the four-legged members of the family too.

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September Monthly Newsletter: All Your Pencils Sharpened – A Financial Fine-Tuning for Autumn

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September Monthly Newsletter: All Your Pencils Sharpened – A Financial Fine-Tuning for Autumn

We all remember it. You have your pencils all sharpened, your new outfit on, and a fresh new school year ahead of you. Long after our academic days are over, we can’t help feeling that autumn is the time – after the exuberance of summer – to re-check and re-tighten everything to prepare for the colder seasons ahead.

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4 Easy Ways to Diversify Your Investments

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4 Easy Ways to Diversify Your Investments

Published By Jake Bleicher, Equity Analyst The benefit diversified investments has for a portfolio is simple, in theory. It reduces the impact any individual investment has on the portfolio, and proper diversification can help mitigate losses during a market downturn. In practice however, portfolios can become a large hodgepodge of various assets rather than a methodical allocation. The key is to reduce the correlation between assets so that they generally perform independent of one another.

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5 Reasons It’s Important to Set Financial Goals

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5 Reasons It’s Important to Set Financial Goals

Published by Rob Furlong, Portfolio Manager The alarm sounded promptly at 1a.m. Shortly after some rustling and grumbling the tent zippers opened and we stepped out into the frigid air. After a quick breakfast, we began heading uphill into the darkness. For the next eight hours life was little more than listening to the ice crunch with each step as we ascended over 5,000 feet into the thinning air. Shortly after 9a.m. we were at 14,200 feet-on top of one of the highest peaks in the Cascade mountain range.

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Wall Street Managers have cost Americans more than $600 Billion over the Past Decade

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Wall Street Managers have cost Americans more than $600 Billion over the Past Decade

Over the last decade, fund managers who oversee the pensions of the nation’s teachers, firefighters, police and other government workers have doubled down on an investment strategy that has cost U.S. taxpayers at least $600 billion, possibly more than $1 trillion, investment data and calculations by Yahoo Finance found.

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Watch the video below to learn about the 6 most common financial divorce mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Divorce Planning

There’s no question divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally- charged experiences people may encounter in their adult lives. However, it is possible to get through a divorce with your self-esteem, finances and future intact. The key is careful and deliberate planning.

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Divorce Planning

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Divorce Planning

Divorce can be emotionally and financially stressful but with the proper planning, you can get through it with your finances and future intact. Here are some stats to consider when it comes to the financial impact of divorce. Click here to open fullscreen

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Divorce Planning

Divorce can be emotionally and financially stressful but with the proper planning, you can get through it with your finances and future intact. Here are some stats to consider when it comes to the financial impact of divorce.

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