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Tax Moves to Consider in Summer

Tax Moves to Consider in Summer Now is a good time to think about a few financial matters. Consider making tax moves earlier rather than later. If you own a business, earn significant investment income, are recently married or divorced, or have a Flexible Savings Account (FSA), you may want to work on your income tax...
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The Problem of Money Paralysis

The Problem of Money Paralysis Not making a move may not always be the best move to make. A decision not made may have financial consequences. Sometimes, we fall prey to a kind of money paralysis, in which financial indecision is regarded as a form of “safety.” Retirement seems to heighten this tendency. If you...
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Taking Charge of Your Financial Life in Retirement

Taking Charge of Your Financial Life in Retirement Delegating responsibilities to others may lead to problems down the road. When you are putting together a household, it isn’t unusual to delegate responsibilities. One spouse or partner may take on the laundry, while another takes on the shopping. You might also decide which one of you...
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Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement Two financial unknowns may erode our degree of confidence.  The financial uncertainties we face in retirement may risk reducing our sense of confidence, potentially undermining our outlook during those years. Indeed, according to the 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey by the Employee Benefits Research Institute, only 17% of pre-retirees said they are...
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Could Assumptions Harm Your Retirement Strategy?

Could Assumptions Harm Your Retirement Strategy? Three common misconceptions to think about. 1 – Assuming retirement will last 10-15 years. When Social Security was created in the 1930s, the average American could anticipate living to age 58 as a man or 62 as a woman. By 2014, life expectancy for the average American had increased...
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Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much is Enough? An emergency fund may help alleviate the stress associated with a financial crisis. Have you ever had one of those months? The water heater stops heating, the dishwasher stops washing, and your family ends up on a first-name basis with the nurse at urgent care. Then, as you’re...
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