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Retirement Plan Considerations at Different Stages of Life

Retirement Plan Considerations at Different Stages of Life

Retirement Plan Considerations at Different Stages of Life Throughout your career, retirement planning will likely be one of the most important components of your overall financial plan. Whether you have just graduated and taken your first job, are starting a family,...

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November 2022 – Market Commentary

November 2022 – Market Commentary

October Recap and November Outlook Economic data showed some movements in the right directions, both up and down. The Federal Reserve responded by talking about letting the economy catch up to the rate increases already enacted. Does that mean that the path forward...

You Need a Financial Advisor, and Here’s Why

You Need a Financial Advisor, and Here’s Why

You Need a Financial Advisor, and Here's Why  With contributions from Mark Essenfeld, CFP®, AIF® Many people struggle with decisions in life that have financial implications; and the struggle is typically based upon the life implications of the decision rather than...

2023 IRS Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

2023 IRS Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

The IRS has released the Annual Plan Limitations for 2023 for defined contribution and defined benefit plans. 403(b), 457(b), & 401(k) elective deferral, catch-up and other key limits are listed below.     Click here to download a...

October 2022 – Market Commentary

October 2022 – Market Commentary

September Recap and October Outlook The Fed raised the key short-term interest rate by another 75 basis points at the September FOMC meeting, but the big news wasn’t the well-anticipated rate increase. It was Chairman Powell’s remarks at the press conference. He went...

To Buy or Rent a Home – that is the question:

To Buy or Rent a Home – that is the question:

To Buy or Rent a Home - that is the question: With contributions from Mark Essenfeld, CFP®, AIF® From a purely financial perspective, there is an old adage for maximizing wealth accumulation that one should buy those things that are likely to appreciate in value and...

How to seek the best tax benefits with your retirement plan

How to seek the best tax benefits with your retirement plan

How to seek the best tax benefits with your retirement plan  Lower your taxes now Contributions to a standard retirement savings plan, like a 401(k), 457(b), or 403(b), are withdrawn from your pay before income taxes are applied. Each year, these "pretax...

A Date with Destiny – Financial Planning at every age!

A Date with Destiny – Financial Planning at every age!

A Date with Destiny - Financial Planning at every age! With contributions from Mark Essenfeld, CFP®, AIF® Many are of the opinion that financial planning is only necessary after there is significant income and savings to manage; but the truth is that every age has...

September 2022 – Market Commentary

September 2022 – Market Commentary

August Recap and September Outlook After the bear market rally in July was extended for the first few weeks of August, Federal Reserve Chairman Powell used the Fed’s annual Jackson Hole symposium to clarify the Fed’s position on future rate increases. Powell was clear...

Bridging the Retirement Income Gap

Bridging the Retirement Income Gap

Bridging the Retirement Income Gap When estimating the amount of income needed in retirement, you may start by considering the type of lifestyle you want to live and the age at which you’d like to retire. But as retirement age nears, it may become apparent that prior...

Investing Do’s and Don’ts

Investing Do’s and Don’ts

Investing Do's and Don'tsWith contributions from Harrison MacDonald If you’ve thought about investing but have no idea how to get started, you’re not alone. Investing isn’t something taught in our high school curriculum so by the time you’re a little older and earning...

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