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Quote Of The Week: What Low Interest Rates Mean For You

The Federal Reserve has pushed interest rates to new lows to fight COVID-19. How do these historically low rates affect your wallet? “Good news, bad news. Borrowers will benefit from the low-rate environment. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate is likely to remain below 4% for the foreseeable future. Auto, home-equity and other consumer loan rates will […]

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My 401(k) Match Just Got Axed. Now What?

It’s another sad reflection of the coronavirus pandemic gripping our nation. Your employer has just axed the matching contribution to your 401(k) retirement plan. For the average employee that’s a loss of over $4,000 per year. What to do now? Here’s answers to your most common questions: What’s a typical 401(k) match, and how does it work? […]

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US News & World Report: Last Minute Tax Tips!

We were happy to collaborate last week with U.S. News & World Report and journalist Kimberly Lankford on last minute tax tips for 2020! Here’s a couple of our favorite tax moves you can still take advantage of right now: A perfect time for the non-working spouse to start on the path to financial freedom […]

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World Traveler Sets Her Sites on New Retirement Adventure And Career #4

Introduction: There is nothing more inspirational or powerful than watching a woman transform her life to create new opportunities and possibilities for herself. As we approach July 4 and the celebration of our nation’s Independence, join with us in celebrating some of these women as they share their stories – in their own words – […]

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Self-Employed? Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Slash Your Taxes Before The Deadline

We’re always glad to get the word out about amazing opportunities to cut your tax bill and beef up your retirement savings at the same time. So thank you to Brett Arends of MarketWatch for asking us to chime in on how self-employed people can save money by setting up their own retirement plans. In his […]

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Thank You, Ed Slott and Financial Advisor Magazine!

Thank you to America’s IRA Expert Ed Slott, CPA and to Financial Advisor magazine for hosting the incredibly informative June 9 webcast answering advisors’ questions on the 2020 retirement tax rules. Ed Slott, if you are not familiar with his name, is widely regarded by financial planners as the expert’s expert when it comes to […]

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Uncertain Income? Tips To Cut Your Spending

Whether you’re still working or already in retirement, you may feel less confident now about your income than you did in January due to the ongoing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. It’s natural to want to proceed with extra caution going forward. One way to get your finances back into your comfort zone is to […]

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IRA Contributions Are Due July 15: Four Tips On Why You Shouldn’t Let That Opportunity Slip Away

The clock is ticking but you still have time to contribute to your Roth or Traditional IRA and have it count for 2019. A quick recap: the contribution limits for 2019 are $6,000 if you were under age 50 and $7,000 if you were 50 or over by 2019 year-end. You have until July 15, 2020 to submit your contribution. Here’s 4 […]

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Retirement Playbook: How Portfolios Can Bounce Back From Down Markets

It’s easy to get caught up in discouraging economic news, and lose sight of your long-term financial roadmap. That’s why Mari was glad to have a conversation with veteran financial journalist Gail MarksJarvis, writing for Barron’s, about how retirees can stay on track by taking positive steps to protect their portfolios in times of turbulent […]

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4 Financial Wellness Tips For Real Estate Professionals

We work with quite a few real estate professionals, and were honored to contribute commentary a few weeks ago to an article in REALTOR® magazine on financial wellness. Like many others, real estate professionals have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The traditional home buying and selling market has been turned on its head […]

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