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401(k) Secrets You Need To Know

There’s a dirty little secret about 401(k), 457, 403(b) and other retirement plans you may not know. They don’t have to offer you all the tax-saving provisions allowed under law. These include perks like stretch distributions, plan loans, rollovers into and out of the plan, “still working” exceptions and in-service distributions. You may not always […]

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How To Beat Sky High Auto Insurance Costs

Paying a fortune for car insurance in Florida? We feel your pain. Car insurance can be a big budget buster in Florida (I should know. I used to have two very expensive teenage drivers on my policy!). Insurance experts say that’s because we have more accidents, more litigation, and more fraud than most other states. […]

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Quote Of The Week: Women Save, Men Invest

“An adage in the financial sector goes that women save and men invest – and this still rings true. It seems that even women who have money to put aside tend to squirrel it away rather than try to grow it” Hilary Osborne, “Why women need to stop saving their cash – and start investing,” The […]

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Do Ride-Sharing Services Save You Money?

Ride-sharing companies have been in the news lately. Lyft become a public company in March and Uber announced plans to do so shortly. Have you ever wondered what those services would cost if you didn’t own a car and relied on them exclusively? AAA ran the numbers for you. The average urban driver logs about […]

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Don’t Be Late For A Very Important Date!

Don’t forget that your personal tax return is due Monday, April 15. If you don’t have time to get your tax information together, not a problem. Just make sure you or your tax preparer files an extension giving you more time to get it done. Your tax payments are still due on the 15th, even […]

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What’s Behind The Tidal Wave Of Tax Form Corrections?

You were feeling so relieved. Your taxes were finally done and sent off to the IRS. But that feeling of relief lasted only a short minute, as soon as you returned home and found yet another corrected tax form waiting for you in your mailbox. Is there anything more aggravating? We can assure you that absolutely […]

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Maxxing Out Your Social Security Benefits

You’ve probably heard us mention that, for most people, Social Security benefits are a very important part of your retirement income. Most people underestimate what those monthly guaranteed payments are actually worth. One recent estimate put the lifetime value of his-and-her benefits, where both members of a couple receive Social Security benefits, at over $900,000. […]

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Stock Market Trending Toward New Highs? Or Ready To Crash? What Valuations Can’t Tell You

How many times have you heard someone say they were hesitant to invest in the stock market because “prices were too high,” or price/earnings ratios were above average levels? It’s not uncommon to hear opinions like that, as investors struggle to make sense of the market and draw conclusions about its future direction. Unfortunately, while […]

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Congratulations To Scott Weigel On Earning The Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP™) Designation

We’re proud to announce that the College of Financial Planning has granted our colleague Scott Weigel the Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™ (FPQP™) designation. Congratulations, Scott! More about Scott Client Services Associate Scott Weigel was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. After graduating from St. Andrew’s School where he played water polo, he attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, […]

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Hurry! You Still Have Time To Contribute To Your IRA For 2018

The clock is ticking but you still have time to contribute to your Roth or Traditional IRA and have it count for 2018. You can check out our IRA tips from an interview we did with Yahoo Finance. A quick recap: the contribution limits for 2018 are $5,500 if you were under age 50 and $6,500 […]

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