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For the thoughtful single person…

For the thoughtful single person…

Many of our clients are married. What I have to say today is still relevant, conceptually (and even in some of the details). So don't skip on by. As I have talked about before, estate planning is something that many families continue to neglect. There is actually more...

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3 Things to Remember When Buying a House…

3 Things to Remember When Buying a House…

Sometimes real estate is more art than science. Because every homebuyer's situation is nuanced from home to realtor to geographic location, there's no cut-and-dried way to go about it, and that's whether you're investing, moving or selling. But there are a few things...

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Any example of why you should plan…

Any example of why you should plan…

It's wild to think there are only four more months in 2019. As we get older, time sure does fly. And unfortunately, many folks get stuck in a rut from year to year. Specifically related to taxes -- many do not review, or even think about their tax situation until the...

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Before (or after) you say “I do”

Before (or after) you say “I do”

If you've been married, you know that there is a big difference between the wedding, and the real work of being married. One of the best pieces of advice I've seen for newlyweds is that they need to put just as much planning (if not far more) into the marriage, as...

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Tightening the gaps…

Tightening the gaps…

Lisa Heckman's "Real World" Personal Strategy Note Four Online Security Moves For Right Now "Passwords are like underwear. Don't leave them out where people can see them, change them regularly, and don't loan 'em out." -Chris Pirillo Recently, Equifax finally reached...

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Whoops. That was a mistake.

Whoops. That was a mistake.

The stock market has caused some alarm lately. Will investors wake up panicked or encouraged tomorrow? It's hard to say. But one thing is clear: basing your peace of mind on market signals is no way to live. That said, I'd love to see my clients be wise about how they...

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Tax Myths about Earning More Money…

Tax Myths about Earning More Money…

Debunking Tax Myths about Earning More Money Earning more money should always be a good thing! Too often, people will lament about getting raises, bonuses, or overtime pay because the higher income would put them into the next tax bracket. While earning more money may...

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For the thoughtful single person…

For the thoughtful single person…

Many of our clients are married. What I have to say today is still relevant, conceptually (and even in some of the details). So don't skip on by. As I have talked about before, estate planning is something that many families continue to neglect. There is actually more...

read more
3 Things to Remember When Buying a House…

3 Things to Remember When Buying a House…

Sometimes real estate is more art than science. Because every homebuyer's situation is nuanced from home to realtor to geographic location, there's no cut-and-dried way to go about it, and that's whether you're investing, moving or selling. But there are a few things...

read more