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What It Costs To Retire Comfortably In Every State

Wondering whether it makes sense for you to relocate when you retire? Many clients dream about moving to a place where the pace is slower, taxes are lower, and the family is closer. Reporters at 24/7 Wall Street and USA Today looked at how far your dollars will stretch in each state. Generally, they conclude, […]

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Quote Of The Week: The Only Failure Is Not Trying

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd built Bumble into a $7 billion business and made herself a billionaire at age 31 by letting women make the first move when it comes to dating and networking. Here’s what she has to say about achieving success: “The only failure is not trying. Trying and having it not work […]

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Top 3 Mistakes Wealthy People Make With Their Money

Making money and managing money can be two very different things, as some people – including the country’s wealthiest – learn the hard way, writes Laila Maidan for Business Insider. Laila recently interviewed Mari Adam on the top 3 mistakes wealthy people make when it comes to managing their money. “[Wealthy people] make the same […]

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Florida Prepaid College Plan Now Open For Enrollment

If you’re looking for an affordable way to lock in college costs for your kids or grandkids, without ever having to worry about the ups and downs of the market, take a good look at the Florida Prepaid College Plan. It’s open for new enrollment with prices guaranteed through April 30. Plan sponsors advertise the Florida 529 Prepaid Plan as the […]

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Quote Of The Week: Thinking About Long Term Care Needs

Have you thought about your future long-term care needs? Roughly half of all Americans age 65 and older will need some kind of long-term care services. “As you plan for retirement, one of your primary goals should be ensuring that you’ll have sufficient assets to live comfortably for several more decades. If you or a […]

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Which States Have The Lowest Taxes In Retirement?

Looking for the most tax-friendly state to settle in at retirement? Or seeking to compare two possible destinations to see which offers the lowest tax bill? You may be able to save hours of research by looking first at Kiplinger’s updated Retiree Tax Map. It analyzes each state’s income tax, property tax, and even sales […]

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Top 5 Questions Parents Ask About Using Their College 529 Plans

Setting up 529 college savings plans for your children or grandchildren is a smart move that can potentially save you thousands of dollars in taxes and soothe some of the anxiety about how to pay for college. In almost three decades as a practicing CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, I’ve helped many parents establish 529 plans for their children. […]

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Janet Yellen Named First Woman Secretary Of The Treasury

Move over, Hamilton! She’s not the star of her own Broadway musical (yet) but the big news coming out of Washington is that Janet Yellen was just sworn in as the first woman Secretary of the Treasury. Before he hit it big on Broadway, Alexander Hamilton was, of course, the first Secretary of the Treasury, serving […]

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Newly Married? Moving in Together? Here’s How To Handle Money As A Couple

Are you newly married or just moving in together? What’s the secret to handling money as a couple? Check out Mari’s interview with reporter Rivan V. Stinson of  Kiplinger magazine, just in time for Valentine’s Day. We talk about buying a home together, handling debt, protecting a non-working partner, and how to have that critical first […]

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Your Tax Reporting In The Mail Soon

It’s that time again! In preparation for the 2020 tax reporting season, here’s when to expect key tax mailings: Retirement Accounts: If you withdrew funds from your retirement, pension or annuity accounts in 2020, or received account distributions, you will be receiving Form 1099-R. If you made Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs), or gifts made directly […]

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