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As the saying goes, "When times are good, anyone can make money." In the tenth year of the bull market following the Great Recession, markets are at or near all-time highs, but recent volatility has some investors uncertain on where the markets will go from here. Many are re-evaluating their relationship with their financial advisor to ensure that they are in good hands.

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Here’s a New Year’s resolution that will stick, get in the best financial shape of your life! Wealth advisor Patricia Sklar has created this easy and effective financial workout everyone should try.  

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Despite the dire warnings of many in the media that a contested presidential election would cause mass upheaval in financial markets, relative calm has ensued. Following the election, the S&P 500 has staged a sharp rally, despite the continued uncertainty surrounding the political fallout of the results. 

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The holiday season is in full swing not only for shopping, but for cyber-criminals too. We’ve begun the busiest online shopping season, and the bad guys are planning to get rich with your money. So, here are this year's Top 10 Holiday Cybersecurity Alert Tips. 

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The end of 2020 is in sight, but there is still plenty of time left to make a number of financial moves that will help improve your retirement savings, reduce your tax bill and benefit your community.

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Roth conversions have been a hot topic in recent years. The relatively low federal income tax rates now in effect can make conversions less taxing.

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11 ON Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:49

Eposode 2 of Retiring Well with Charlie Jordan is Facing Common Retirement Fears

10 ON Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:37

The third episode of Taking Stock with Lisa Brown is Buying Your Dream Home?

11 ON Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:22

Eposode 1 of Retiring Well with Charlie Jordan is Taking the Off Ramp

12 ON Mon, 06/24/2019 - 09:45

Research shows that 75 percent of business owners are unhappy within a year of selling their business. This is why understanding when to sell your businessis so consequential

11 ON Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:15

An oft-forgotten area of focus in all this planning is one’s own health. Here are recommendations on how to take care of your own health and fitness as you prepare for the next phase of your life.

10 ON Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:36

 

The second episode of Taking Stock with Lisa Brown is Losing your 6-figure Job?

90 ON Mon, 06/03/2019 - 08:54

It’s amazing to me that a show can start off so strongly, with critical acclaim and a massive following and, at least in the opinion of many, finish so weakly. There is nothing worse than a bad ending.  In real life you don’t want to be that way either.

10 ON Thu, 05/30/2019 - 10:26

I'm excited to share that I've started a new podcast, Talking Stock with Lisa Brown. The first episide is Shocked by your 2018 Tax Bill?

380 ON Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:28

Our clients often ask “How much do I need to save this year to be on track for retirement?” Obviously, there are a lot of variables that go into answering that question: retirement spending, assumed rate of return, pensions and Social Security to name a few. But perhaps the most important variable is the one that’s priceless: time. People with the most time on their side are those most likely to achieve their retirement goals. Those who save early end up way ahead of their procrastinating peers.

 

11 ON Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:08

So, your taxes are either filed or extended. How did you fare with the new tax law? Much has been written about the impact of the new federal tax law on allowable itemized deductions. Between the increased standard deduction and major changes to popular areas such as state and local taxes (SALT) and miscellaneous itemized deductions, many taxpayers are finding limited options for reducing their taxable income.

380 ON Fri, 05/10/2019 - 08:30

Are you considering leaving your job to be a stay-at-home parent? If you’re a little older, how about going back to school for a new degree or retiring earlier than your spouse?

Whatever the reason a working couple is considering going from two incomes to one, this decision can sometimes be overwhelming and even frightening. However, like many major events, anyone can sail through this transition with proper planning and be glad they made the change.

 

12 ON Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:28

As mentioned in Part 1, most business owners will leave substantial dollars on the table when they sell their business, and less than one-third of business owners will be able to successfully transition out of their business.