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Your Tax Picture Has Changed. How About Your Financial Strategy?

Last year, we had some major changes in the tax laws. As a result, many expenses that were deductible in prior years – like state taxes, mortgage interest, and professional expenses – are now totally eliminated or only partially deductible. So here’s an important question. Given those significant changes, have you given a once-over to […]

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Quote Of The Week: How Do You Measure Financial Success?

Advice that never goes out of style: “The true measure of financial success isn’t how much money you make—it’s how much you keep. That’s a function of how well you’re able to save money, protect it, and invest it over the long term.” Karen Hube, “10 Rules for Financial Freedom,” Barron’s, May 24, 2019  

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2019 Barron’s Independent Women Advisors Summit

You can’t really call it a hardship assignment! Last week, Mari got to spend three very enjoyable and productive days hanging out at the Breakers in Palm Beach as part of the Barron’s Independent Women Summit. It’s an annual get-together for preeminent women running independent financial advisory firms, like ours. Yes, we get to meet […]

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Today’s Savings Tidbit: On The Job After Age 70? You Can Still Do Wonders!

We have more than a few clients who are still on the job after age 70. Many of them are business owners, and they love what they do. Some intend to stick around until they ultimately sell the business or transition it to the next generation of owners. Most of these business pioneers are well […]

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What Does It Take To Be Wealthy Today?

Charles Schwab’s annual Modern Wealth Survey asked 1,000 Americans how much money it takes to be considered wealthy today. They responded that you need $2.3 million to break the wealth barrier (although that’s more than 20 times the actual median net worth of U.S. households, according to the Federal Reserve). Not quite there yet? Not to […]

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New Miami Dolphin NFL Pick Has Got All The Right Money Moves

New Miami Dolphins pick Christian Wilkins is breaking all the stereotypes about how football players and professional athletes aren’t good at sticking to a budget. He pulled off the impossible task of earning a BA and master’s degree in record time, and graduated college with no debt & money in the bank. “It’s simple: My […]

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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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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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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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Quote Of The Week: When An Exchange Traded Fund May Not Be The Right Choice

“Ninety-nine percent of ETFs out there are garbage—marketing hype. They are products meant to be sold, not bought. Maybe a handful or two are worth considering. The rest are hype.” Larry Swedroe, Director of Research for Buckingham Strategic Wealth, with over $13.7 billion in assets under management (AUM), in an interview with Wealth Management magazine, January 10, […]

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