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These blogs are intended to help individuals understand the core basics of financial planning. Financial planning is essential to maintaining financial wellness to better stay on track to achieve your financial goals.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

The terms "rich" and "wealthy" are often used interchangeably. But are they really the same?

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Here are a few suggestions to try and avoid the full weight of debt that often accompanies higher education:

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

So, in honor of 529 College Savings Day, let’s dispel some of the most common myths associated with these plans.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Whether it's a downturn in the stock market, fluctuating interest rates, or broader economic uncertainty, certain wealth-planning strategies can help you navigate these turbulent periods. Here are five tactics to consider

Friday, May 17, 2024

A business owner must focus on the company's financial confidence and long-term sustainability. Here are some critical tips to help business owners turn their earnings into wealth.

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Friday, May 10, 2024

So, how do small business owners weather the storm of inflation? Here are a few tips to help you get through it.

Monday, April 29, 2024

Staying ahead during uncertain market activity seems impossible, but smart strategies exist that can help you mitigate some of the risk of investing, particularly during uncertain market periods.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

If you're nearing retirement age, you know the Social Security process and how much you will likely receive. With that information, you may have also anticipated that your Social Security benefit would not be enough to sustain you in...

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Seeking the help of a professional to assist in one's wealth planning leaves more time for them to focus on their primary specialty area, thus driving efficiency in managing results.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Financial literacy is crucial to a solid financial future and an enjoyable retirement. No matter your age, when you understand how to manage your money and finances, you can make sound financial decisions.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The journey to prosperity involves more than just a high income. It requires strategic planning, wise investment decisions, and a keen understanding of your financial landscape.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Even though the 2024 tax year is well underway, there may still be time to take steps that lower your tax liability for 2023.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Work towards keeping your money safe and stave off scammers by following the tips below.

Friday, March 8, 2024

While women are sometimes considered to be more reluctant to invest than their male counterparts, when they do invest, they tend to outperform males and often get a greater overall return.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Starting a new business is no small feat. It involves several of steps, from the early planning stages to filling out the necessary legal documents. Here are 10 steps to consider when starting a new business.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

In the world of investing, risk and reward go hand-in-hand. To help manage risk and reward, investors often utilize a portfolio diversification strategy that mitigates risk while working toward accumulation across asset classes.

Monday, February 5, 2024

You also need to start focusing on how to ensure your retirement is healthy and financially stable. Below are a few ways to prepare for a healthy retirement that will allow you to enjoy the results of all your hard work throughout the years

Monday, February 5, 2024

There's a growing recognition of the importance of diversity and inclusion, particularly when it comes to where Americans spend and invest their hard-earned dollars. Individuals may increase inclusion by investing in and patronizing Black-o

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

In 2024, we believe markets will make a definitive turn to a more recognizable place. En route, the transition will be marked by meaningful shifts in a few key areas. Inflationism going down.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

As one approaches retirement, monitoring your financial situation by understanding your net worth and assessing the assets and resources needed to maintain a comfortable lifestyle throughout retirement is vital.

Friday, January 12, 2024

From fiscal responsibility to estate planning to the value of education, here are four things to learn from the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 8, 2024

Determining how your income impacts Social Security (SS) taxes is important for tax planning. Factors that determine how much pay SS tax you pay, depending on your circumstances, include:

Thursday, January 4, 2024

The new year is the perfect time to make financial resolutions to help you toward your retirement goals. Below are just a few financial resolutions to consider this year.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Ready to get started tackling some new goals to help improve your mind, body, and finances? Below are a few resolutions worth considering.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

With planning and a few practical strategies, you may manage your finances, keep all your hair, and enjoy the holidays without breaking the bank or accumulating excessive debt. Here are five strategic to-do’s that are worth considering.

Monday, December 11, 2023

After years of saving and planning for their golden years, many people nearing retirement fail to consider the tax burden they may face on income they receive after they stop working. While you will likely see a reduction in the amount of t

Friday, December 1, 2023

According to US New Money, 62% of Americans aren’t even aware that they have to take an RMD, and a fair share of those that do make mistakes they could have avoided. Here are a five common RMD mistakes that could prove costly.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

With its family traditions and festive celebrations, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. And according to GivingTuesday.org, the giving in the U.S. alone totaled $2.7 billion to nonprofits and community organizations

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Women entrepreneurs face a unique set of hurdles when it comes to starting new businesses, particularly in a post-pandemic world.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The cost of long-term care can vary widely based on location (both city and state) and level of care needed. However, one thing is for certain: with 7 in every 10 people requiring long-term care at some point, preparing for this care is vit

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

As we approach the last quarter of each year, it is a good time to plan for the next one. Year-end planning is especially important for existing retirees and those hoping to retire in the next few years.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Retirees face a critical task in managing their income and expenses to ensure that they can support their lifestyle and any healthcare costs. Unless you have accumulated substantial wealth where money is not a concern, you face a...

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

The pandemic raised awareness about the importance of having a will, living trust, andother end-of-life documents. Still, only one in three American adults actually have a will orliving trust1. According to the Caring.com 2022 survey,...

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Diversification is a fundamental aspect of risk management and plays a critical role in building an investment portfolio. When you first considered investing, it probably seemed like a good idea to focus heavily on what worked best for...

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Description This article discusses steps that parents can take to build wealth while raising a family. Body Raising a family is rewarding and expensive. Consider taking these steps to support your family financially through a program...

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Required minimum distributions take on added urgency as you approach (and reach) age 73, with specific rules and tax implications. Seventy-three is an important age milestone for those in or near retirement, as it marks the time when...

Thursday, October 5, 2023

There’s a reason why even athletes, entertainers, and businesspeople with seven-figure (and higher) incomes suddenly find themselves filing for bankruptcy. Money mismanagement can eat through even the biggest bankrolls. Here are...

Monday, September 18, 2023

Medicare options during retirement Americans 65 years of age and older face a number of choices when it comes to Medicare healthcare coverage. We look at the top considerations. Medicare is available to virtually all U.S. citizens and...

Thursday, September 14, 2023

COULD A TRADE SCHOOL BE IN YOUR FUTURE? The pros and cons to consider when weighing the options When high school seniors start to get their college acceptance letters, some students (and their parents) measure their success rate by...

Monday, August 21, 2023

Caring for Aging Parents There are important steps you can take to help your aging parents find health care and living assistance, and to secure financing for the cost of the care. Many adults have aging parents who are in need of...

Monday, August 14, 2023

Working With a Financial Professional Your financial professional is an experienced financial professional who will help you work toward your financial goals. Here’s how to optimize that critical relationship. The financial world...

Thursday, August 10, 2023

The Basics of Financial Fitness Becoming financially fit requires maintaining foundational elements, including a budget, emergency fund, strong credit score, and retirement savings.   There’s a subjective uncertainty...