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May 04, 2020

Is your teen begging for a credit card? Does the mere idea of giving your teenager access to credit make you more than a little nervous? Read on for what you must know about a credit card for teens and how it can help your child develop financial independence.

Apr 21, 2020

The largest stimulus package in American history, called the CARES Act, has been passed to provide relief for individuals and small businesses. While there are many items included in the $2.2 trillion piece of legislation, the following blog post goes through the provisions of the ACT, which may have a direct impact your financial planning efforts.

Apr 17, 2020

Are you wondering, “Why do I owe so much in taxes?” or maybe “Why is my refund so low?” It’s too easy to forget about taxes for most of the year. Unfortunately, many people have an unhappy wake-up call when it comes time to file their income taxes. If this is you, it’s time to take action. Keep reading for tips on how you can improve your tax situation in 2020.

Mar 31, 2020

With change and uncertainty around COVID-19, you may be feeling greater anxiety, worry and stress — especially around personal finances. According to LSS Financial Counseling, this is a perfect time for you to thoroughly review your personal finances and make a plan for the weeks (and months) to come. This posts lays out their top action steps to decrease financial stress.

Mar 06, 2020

Whether you are counting down days until retirement or still have years to go, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which was signed into law in late 2019, has likely made an impact on your retirement plans. While the Act introduced a number of changes affecting retirement accounts, these three key takeaways from the Act can help you determine what questions to ask your financial advisor to ensure your retirement planning efforts still meet your needs and goals.

Feb 26, 2020

Most likely, you have a high chance of living a long and energetic life. However, you might at some point face health challenges that could alter this plan. People are living longer and long-term care has become a significant factor, and something we all should be prepared for. But, when should you buy long-term care insurance? Here's what you must know when planning for taking care of your future needs.

Feb 07, 2020

If you have decided to begin the search for a new home in 2020, you’ve likely found that there is some competition in the market. To create a strong offer, it is important to take steps before starting your home search to show that you are the right buyer.


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