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Our electronic lives…

Our electronic lives…

Technology has certainly shifted our society over the last 15 to 20 years and there has been lots of discussion revolving around digital asset management. So much so, that it's time we discuss estate planning with a technological twist. Before we get there though, may...

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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...

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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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Tuition isn’t the only thing increasing

Tuition isn’t the only thing increasing

It is officially autumn and we are starting to pull out the sweaters and prepare for the season that is upon us.  This is also the time of year when we see all the yellow school buses on the road, and it stands as a reminder of the next step in our student’s...

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Maybe the time to start is now?

Maybe the time to start is now?

When it comes to your money, you're either spending, saving, giving or investing. I know that many of my clients are doing all four, which is always wonderful to see. The last one, investing, is the one I want to focus on today. I talk a great deal about climbing out...

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Our electronic lives…

Our electronic lives…

Technology has certainly shifted our society over the last 15 to 20 years and there has been lots of discussion revolving around digital asset management. So much so, that it's time we discuss estate planning with a technological twist. Before we get there though, may...

read more
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...

read more