Blog

Filter Blog by:
All the Strings Attached – The Financial Abuse of Elder Parents

Blog

All the Strings Attached – The Financial Abuse of Elder Parents

He was sent to a nursing home, apart from his wife. He was strong-armed out of his estate assets.

Read More
How Your Employee Benefits Fit into Your Financial Plan

Blog

How Your Employee Benefits Fit into Your Financial Plan

Your Health Savings Account (HSA) is a cornerstone of your benefits planning. The money is triple tax-advantaged – contributions, growth and withdrawals for qualified expenses are not taxed. This account is like nothing else, and you need to take full advantage of it. 

Read More
In the SECURE Act Era, You’ll Need a New Retirement Strategy. Roth Conversions Could Be It.

Blog

In the SECURE Act Era, You’ll Need a New Retirement Strategy. Roth Conversions Could Be It.

But when the SECURE Act goes into effect – expected on Jan. 1, 2020 – beneficiaries will have to fully distribute taxable accounts within 10 years of the account holder’s death. That could push your loved ones into a higher tax bracket.

Read More
Why Football Rivalry Games Inspire Me

Blog

Why Football Rivalry Games Inspire Me

So many lessons from football have informed my financial life – the determination, practice and focus that all form the basis for game-day execution.

Read More
Yes, Social Security Income Is Taxable – But Yours Doesn’t Have To Be

Blog

Yes, Social Security Income Is Taxable – But Yours Doesn’t Have To Be

As you move toward retirement, you can’t be content just to accumulate assets. You need to develop a retirement income plan that can help guide you when it comes time to turn savings into sustainable retirement income.

Read More
Compounding Wealth (and Wisdom)

Blog

Compounding Wealth (and Wisdom)

No single strategy works forever, but you also don’t want to change your approach every time the markets shift slightly. How does investing work – not just for a season or a year or two, but for a lifetime? Time is a major factor when it comes to successful investing.

Read More
4 Tips to Take Your 401(k) to the Next Level

Blog

4 Tips to Take Your 401(k) to the Next Level

The best kind of money isn’t old, new or even tax-advantaged – it’s free money! If your employer has a 401(k) program, they probably have a matching plan. Know what that is and make sure you max it out. They’re essentially giving you money, which you never want to turn down.

Read More
How a 529 College Savings Plan Can Help Make Summer Dreams a Reality

Blog

How a 529 College Savings Plan Can Help Make Summer Dreams a Reality

I have always loved the feeling of summer. Once Memorial Day celebrations kick off, the atmosphere seems to relax. Sunshine, water and sunscreen seem to be everyone’s focus. Long, warm nights are filled with the sounds of lawn mowers and children laughing.

Read More
Should you invest in a Roth or Traditional IRA?

Blog

Should you invest in a Roth or Traditional IRA?

Multiple retirement savings vehicles are available but having options can be overwhelming. Each option comes with different rules leading to a variance of outcomes in the short-term and long-term. It’s not that dissimilar to choosing what to eat.

Read More
The Progression of Financial Planning Through Every Decade of Your Life

Blog

The Progression of Financial Planning Through Every Decade of Your Life

Your career and lifestyle look completely different when you’re in your 20s compared to when you’re in your 60s – your financial focus and planning in each decade should follow suit. I’ve highlighted three financial tactics to focus on in each decade of your life starting with your 20s.

Read More