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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

After years of financial education, I have become a fairly simple guy when it comes to making investments. I simply want to maximize my return while mitigating my risk. I do not try to pick individual companies due to their product,...


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Here are a few articles we were reading this month that we wanted to pass along to you. Articles include a thorough breakdown of the new tax bill, a supplemental piece on the new pass-thru income deduction, and IRS stats on the top 1%.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Though you may only think about taxes every April, we have outlined 10 strategies to consider for lowering your bill- 8 of which have a December 31st deadline! As Congress considers tax reform, we discuss ways to benefit before it happens.


Monday, December 4, 2017

What we were reading this month: the new tax reform, bitcoin and blockchains, flexible spending in retirement, the overhaul of the military pension system, where the wealthy get news, the effect of early retirement on kids, and more!


Monday, November 20, 2017

The tax code is littered with little-known rules that apply to only certain people at certain times. If you have been acquiring company stock as part of your retirement plan, you may want to use this strategy to save on taxes.


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Here are a few articles we were reading this month. Topics include Trump's tax reform winners and losers, the mindset differences between amateurs and professionals, the high price of youth sports, a new type of retiree, and more.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Equifax has dropped the ball and left 143 million Americans fearful of a stolen identity. Click to read our recommendations for handling the breach.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Here are a few articles we were reading this month that we wanted to pass along to you. Topics include Medicare costs, college tuition inflation, habits of the wealthy, and tips for planning a vacation. Enjoy!


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

After spending years reinvesting profits into the growth of a business, entrepreneurs want to minimize taxes while maximizing retirement savings beyond a 401(k). Recently, cash balance plans have been the answer. Should you consider one?


Monday, August 21, 2017

2008 provided us a fantastic case study for how not to plan for a recession, with hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs while simultaneously racking up unsustainable debt levels. Use this checklist to ensure you are ready!


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Now that the year is wrapping up, it’s a good time to start evaluating where you stand against your saving goals. The two biggest expenses that you likely will have are your retirement and college expenses. Thus, I want to...


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Have you accomplished all of your New Year's Resolutions? With 5 months remaining in 2017, there is still time! At the beginning of each year, I sit down to hit the reset button and create a variety of goals that to pertain to the...


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Here are a few articles we were reading this month that we wanted to pass along to you. Enjoy!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Many Celtics fans (us included) were furious with Danny Ainge when he traded the #1 pick in the NBA Draft and then missed out on trades for prized players such as Jimmy Butler and Paul George; however, now that the dust has settled...


Monday, July 24, 2017

After a divisive 2016 election, find out how you can use your investment dollars to support the causes you care about most.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Every now and then, I try to pick up a book like this in the self help/motivational genre. Once you have read a few of these, they can get a bit repetitive. When the author is taking broad strokes across several types of industries,...


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

College will cost your child hundreds of thousands of dollars- are you prepared? Check out our webinar discussing what to consider- from scholarships, to financial aid, to funding options and Kiplinger's "Best College Values" list.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Is taking a year off from work possible? In a word, yes. Is it a good idea? That depends. Read this entry to prepare for your potential sabbatical.


Friday, June 30, 2017

Have you considered what your long term care plan will be? Have you asked your parents what their plan is? We dive into the basics with this post.