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7 Steps for Staying Ahead of Scammers

February 26th, 2021|

When was the last time you received a phone call or email from a scammer? It you were contacted recently, you aren’t alone. Internet scams show no signs of letting up. In fact, the problem may be getting worse. In its most recent report ...

New Year, Updated Tax Numbers for 2021

January 4th, 2021|

With 2021 upon us it’s important to be armed with the most up to date information. Here is a handy sheet with all kinds of key financial numbers that can help you determine what your tax bracket is, contribution limits, and even Medicare deductibles. ...

9 Tax Facts and Tips to Save You Money

December 14th, 2020|

Tax brackets and tax rates have changed. Every year, the tax brackets for taxable income are adjusted based on the rate of inflation. Table 1 illustrates your marginal tax bracket based on taxable income.Table 1: Tax brackets for 2020 The increased standard deduction has simplified ...

9 Smart Planning Moves to Consider at Year-End

December 14th, 2020|

1. Review Your Income or Portfolio Strategy Are you reaching a milestone in your life such as retirement or a change in your personal circumstances? Has your tolerance for taking risk changed? We experienced historic volatility this year. The broad-based S&P 500 Index lost over ...

Why the Volatility in the Stock Market?

September 10th, 2020|

By Daniel Carnes   Investment analyst, financial adviser Warren Buffet has a saying, “predicting rain doesn’t count, building an ark does.” In the investing world we call this the Noah Rule. Since the 35% drop in the S&P 500 index in February/March of this year, our attitude towards the market fundamentals ...

Advice for College Students

September 10th, 2020|

Here is some advice that you may want to share with your college-bound kids/grandkids or those already in school. Or you can share with your friends/family who have kids in school. For most incoming students, the freshman year begins in late August or early September. ...

How Do I Prepare My Finances for the Unknown

August 26th, 2020|

2020 has been a year full of unexpected events (from COVID-19 to wildfires to international trade tensions to coin and toilet paper shortages) that have left many questioning what the future may hold. While unfortunately there's no crystal ball to see the future, there are ...

Financial Planning Lessons from Covid-19

July 24th, 2020|

None of us expected an economic upheaval spawned by a health crisis as the year began. In the below lessons and takeaways from the Covid-19 crisis, you’ll probably recognize some of the themes from financial planning discussions with us. 1. Money at the end ...

Inflation…what is it good for?​

June 22nd, 2020|

By Associate Financial Adviser: Daniel Carnes​ Everyone remembers how much a gallon of gasoline cost when they were growing up. For most Baby Boomers it was less than 50 cents a gallon. This phenomenon of prices of goods and services risings over the years is due to inflation. However, have ...

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