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May 2024 Blog Newsletter

May Captain’s Log What Is Your Financial Independence Number? Do you know your Financial Independence Number (FIN)? Recently, I was listening to a podcast, and it was suggested that 99% of people do not know what their FIN is! The FIN is the amount of money someone needs to save to retire and live comfortably…

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April 2024 Blog Newsletter

April Captain’s Log How Much Should Someone Keep In A Money Market Or CD? We’ve all heard the analogy “cash is king!” If you’re still working and earning a living while being more than 24 months from retirement, a three- to six-month emergency fund is sufficient. There could be exceptions to this rule if you…

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Navigating Financial Milestones Across the Decades

Whether you’re just starting out in your 20’s and 30’s or basking in the retirement glow of your 60’s and 70’s, Anchor Wealth Management is here to provide insight and advice on how to achieve financial success at every stage of your life. Your 20s: Build the Foundation In your 20s, you’re likely finishing college…

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February 2024 Blog Newsletter

February Captain’s Log Mitigating Federal And State Estate Taxes Through Proper Planning And Communication An initiative at Anchor Wealth in 2024 is to have proactive conversations with our clients who may be affected by estate taxes upon their passing. Often, clients are unaware that certain states impose estate or inheritance taxes in addition to federal…

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January 2024 Blog Newsletter

January Captain’s Log Building A Purposeful Financial Journey With Clients Happy New Year! Anchor Wealth Management had an incredible 2023, exceeding expectations and building meaningful connections with clients. My vision for 2024 is inspiring—helping clients better understand the purpose of their money and aligning it with their unique goals and aspirations. The approach of asking…

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5 Simple Habits of the Average Millionaire

Who doesn’t dream of being a millionaire? The allure of financial freedom and the ability to live life on your own terms is something we all aspire to achieve. At Anchor Wealth Management, we’ve had the privilege of supporting both seasoned millionaires and those just embarking on their investment journey. Ever wondered about the secrets…

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Anchor Wealth Management November 2023 Blog Newsletter

November Captain’s Log Heartfelt Thanksgiving Gratitude From The Team At Anchor Wealth Management As Thanksgiving approaches, I find myself reflecting on the gratitude we feel for the incredible clients who make our work at Anchor Wealth Management so fulfilling. Your trust and partnership mean the world to us, and we wanted to take a moment…

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October 2023 Blog Newsletter

October Captain’s Log NOW Is The Time To Share Anchor Wealth Management With Friends And Family! Read the headlines. United Auto Workers strike, nurses strike in Joliet, IL at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, student loan payments restarted on October 1st, 30-year mortgage rates are almost 8%, and finally the political theater that is Congress. I…

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August 2023 Blog Newsletter

August 2023 Blog Newsletter August Captain’s Log College Planning for Illinois Residents Everyone is in the mindset of going back to school! The process of getting school supplies, working out childcare, pick up and drop offs, to lunches! It is a busy time of the year. There are a lot of moving parts. Parents may…

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1st Quarter 2023 Newsletter

Optimism And Pessimism Require The Same Amount Of Energy. Choose Wisely It’s the time of year when I traditionally write an article about goal setting and how to make this year your best year ever financially. The news headlines tell me that I should be writing an article about recession and how to protect your…

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