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Lessons from Vegas on Behavioral Finance

Our firm recently attended a conference on for 401(k) plan advisors and that conference happened to be in lively Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference demanded much of our time, but of course, if you walk just about anywhere in Vegas, you’ll see…

Lowering Taxes with QCDs

You may have heard that that IRS requires individuals over the age of 70 ½ to begin taking distributions on their tax-deferred retirement accounts, forcing them to pay taxes on a portion of their IRAs, 401(k)s, etc. during their lifetime. These distributions are referred to as…

How to Fix Social Security

The phrase “Social Security is broken” seems to be common rhetoric in today’s financial spheres. In fact, the American public has become increasingly pessimistic about the likelihood of Social Security still being around in the long run. But, is that opinion well-founded?

Why Robots Are Bad Financial Advisors

In this age of rapidly advancing technology, more and more investors have opted for “DIY” financial planning and investment Management platforms. And, with the increasing capabilities of trading platforms, retirement calculators, and auto-

HSAs: A Best-Kept Secret?

HSAs are somewhat of a hidden gem in the investment world. In many of my own client interactions, I find that people may have a decent understanding of an HSA, but they may not fully be aware of all the advantages that go along with using one. HSA stands for Health...

4 Things to NOT do After Receiving an Inheritance

Receiving an inheritance is likely unfamiliar territory for most individuals. In some cases, the amount of your inheritance can even be a big surprise. In any case, if you have recently received an inheritance, it’s probably an emotional time…

Sailing with the Tides

Embarking on a financial plan is like sailing around the world. The voyage won’t always go to plan, and there’ll be rough seas. But the odds of reaching your destination increase greatly if you are prepared, flexible, patient, and well-advised. Click here to read the...

Retiring Early? Don’t Overlook These 5 Things.

Retiring early. To most people, that phrase has a beautiful ring to it. In fact, it’s difficult to find individuals who would choose to continue working if the possibility of early retirement presented itself. However, if you’re fortunate enough to be in the position...

How to Frame Investing Near A Market High?

Over the past 5 years or so, some investors have shared a similar question. “With the stock market near all-time highs, should I be investing right now?” At first glance, it seems logical to be hesitant at the idea of investing near a market high…

True or False Diversification?

The old adage, “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket” has undoubtedly been a simple yet profound guide for investors for decades. The translation is simple; diversify your portfolio so that if unforeseen circumstances negatively affect one of your stocks, it won’t completely derail your entire portfolio…

Why Investors Should Consider Dividend-Paying Stocks

Based on current economic forecasts, we could be entering a period when market returns lag behind historical returns, meaning investors might want to do due diligence on all investment strategies to find the best way to meet their objectives. If income is a goal…

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