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Simple Steps To Setting Financial Goals

Chris Perry, Wealth Advisor January is traditionally known as the time for new beginnings.  We rarely talk about February for what it is—the beginning of the end of new beginnings. As the new year unfolds, it becomes easy to slip back into old habits. This is especially true for financial resolutions. If you have big…

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You Need An Emergency Fund. Here’s Why.

Adam Ludwig, CEO/Wealth Advisor As a financial advisor, I’ve always thought that there is a lot that I could learn from fire marshals. On the surface, we have very different jobs but at the core, we are both interested in helping those we serve prepare for a moment that hopefully will never happen. But while…

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What To Do With Your 401(k) Once You Retire

Michelle Boisvert, AFIM, Sr. Wealth Advisor When we talk about retirement, it exists in one of two contexts; either we are planning for retirement or we are enjoying retirement. The context we don’t talk about—and the reason a financial planner can be helpful—is the actual act of retirement. There is a window, ideally at least…

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Retirement Planning by Age: A Decade by Decade Guide

Adam Ludwig, CEO / Wealth Advisor Do you remember the first piece of advice you received regarding money? Chances are you don’t remember the words explicitly but it probably impacted you in some way and likely continues to influence you today. When we are young, we internalize the words of the older mentors in our…

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0% interest offers on big purchases (cars furniture etc)/credit cards

Rianna Caswell, Wealth Advisor and Shane Stuart, Wealth Advisor 0% interest on financing means free money! Or does it? I saw a motivational coffee mug the other day that read “Don’t settle for good enough.” As the mug sat there on the shelf like a ceramic John Maxwell, it struck me how important this message…

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Why You Need an Estate Plan

Jared Arthur Clay, Attorney at Reno & Zahm LLP https://www.renozahm.com/staff-profiles/jared-arthur-clay/&sa=D&source=editors&ust=1633640745385000&usg=AOvVaw3f6Y_8EEFHomdt7ExPDEJb Don’t let the fancy name fool you. An estate sale is just a whole-house yard sale. No need to wear a suit and tie and carry a numbered paddleboard for bids. Roll out of bed, waltz in, and plunk down a few bucks for a…

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7 Reasons Why You Need a Budget

Rianna Caswell, Wealth Advisor Throughout the previous two tumultuous years, there have been ups and downs, and not just in the markets. Everyone has felt an impact of the pandemic whether physically, mentally, or financially. Though the impact was different for everyone, the reaction was the same. We all sought to gain control of our…

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When Do You Need a Financial Advisor?

Adam Ludwig, Owner/Wealth Advisor This is a case of the “when” being the “why,” so let’s knock out two birds with one overachieving boulder. On a runway. When you’re ramping up for one of the biggest life changes—retirement—you’ll definitely benefit from having a financial advisor or suffer from the lack of one. Whereas you’ll retire…

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Should you give your child an early inheritance?

Chris Perry, Wealth Advisor One of the things that give me the greatest joy as a financial planner is knowing that the work, I do has a bigger impact. The benefits of the plans that I help set in motion with my clients will extend well beyond just the individuals I meet with. The majority…

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Can your 401(k) affect your Social Security?

Kirk Pearson, Wealth Advisor Here’s the truth about retirement planning; it used to be a whole lot easier. There used to be a lot less planning involved. Life generally looked like this: work for 40 years at the same job, hang it up at age 65 and spend the remainder of your days collecting from…

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