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Gifts to Minors: LLCs Can Protect Them from Creditors and Predators
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Gifts to Minors: LLCs Can Protect Them from Creditors and Predators

You’ve decided to fund a Uniform Gifts to Minor Account, but have you thought about how to make sure that legacy will be secure?
August 11, 2020
The Strange Psychology of COVID-19 and Investor Behavior
investing

The Strange Psychology of COVID-19 and Investor Behavior

Investors have a new set of behavioral trapdoors to avoid. Knowing what these unconscious, and often irrational, tendencies are, and why we sometimes …
August 11, 2020
Why ‘Rent vs. Buy’ Is the Wrong Question
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Why ‘Rent vs. Buy’ Is the Wrong Question

The equation for owning a home or renting isn’t as straightforward as it may first appear. The deciding factor for you could come down to something ot…
August 11, 2020
Get the Most from a Zoom Meeting with Your Financial Adviser
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Get the Most from a Zoom Meeting with Your Financial Adviser

Done right, virtual financial planning meetings can be just as productive (or even more so!) than in-person ones.
August 11, 2020
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10 Things to Know Before Going to the Hospital (from a Legal Perspective)
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10 Things to Know Before Going to the Hospital (from a Legal Perspective)

A trip to the ER can be chaotic and scary, but getting your ducks in a row now can definitely help.
August 11, 2020

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The 7 Types of Financial Procrastinators: Which One Are You?
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The 7 Types of Financial Procrastinators: Which One Are You?

The pursuit of investment perfection drives far too many people into getting nothing done, and that comes at a cost.
August 10, 2020
Invest Your Conscience with Ethical Trading Apps
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Invest Your Conscience with Ethical Trading Apps

From Betterment to Ellevest and Weathsimple, socially responsible investing apps are gaining steam. And those worried they’d have to sacrifice returns…
August 8, 2020
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Worried About Losing Your Job? Take These Steps Now
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Worried About Losing Your Job? Take These Steps Now

Get an early start to make the most of an unsettling situation. Here’s where to start.
August 7, 2020
Not All 401(k)s Are Alike: SDBAs Come with More Control
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Not All 401(k)s Are Alike: SDBAs Come with More Control

More employers are offering 401(k) self-directed brokerage accounts, and if you’re a hands-on, motivated investor, they could be for you.
August 7, 2020
The Insurance Company Denied My Claim. What Should I Do?
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The Insurance Company Denied My Claim. What Should I Do?

A lawyer specializing in insurance bad faith law explains why this happens, and outlines how to fight back.
August 6, 2020
Shrink Your RMDs in 2021 and Beyond
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Shrink Your RMDs in 2021 and Beyond

QLACs are a special type of annuity that lets you cut RMDs from your IRAs next year and beyond, reduce the taxes you pay and guarantee more lifetime …
August 6, 2020
Planning for Retirement in the New Normal of Covid-19
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Planning for Retirement in the New Normal of Covid-19

Here are four ways we all need to adapt to keep our financial plans on track as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
August 6, 2020
Did You Get a Tax Refund? 5 Smart Ideas on What to Do with It
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Did You Get a Tax Refund? 5 Smart Ideas on What to Do with It

If you’re “average,” you might get close to $3,000 from Uncle Sam this tax season. Don’t let it burn a hole in your pocket.
August 5, 2020
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3 Reasons Why 2020 May Be the Greatest Giving Year Ever
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3 Reasons Why 2020 May Be the Greatest Giving Year Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic is proving that we’re a nation of givers. Here’s why and some tips on how you can best do your part as well.
August 3, 2020
Why You Might Still Need Life Insurance in Your 50s and 60s
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Why You Might Still Need Life Insurance in Your 50s and 60s

Thought you were past all that by this age? Well, if you have a mortgage that would be tough for your spouse to pay off or grown children you are supp…
August 3, 2020
Who Can Still Do a Stretch IRA after the SECURE Act: Explaining the Exceptions to the Rule
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Who Can Still Do a Stretch IRA after the SECURE Act: Explaining the Exceptions to the Rule

Many beneficiaries who inherit IRAs lost a major tax break recently, but five types of people still qualify for this “stretch IRA” benefit. Are you am…
August 3, 2020
7 Surprisingly Valuable Assets for a Happy Retirement
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7 Surprisingly Valuable Assets for a Happy Retirement

If you want a long and fulfilling retirement, you need more than money. Here are the most valuable retirement assets to have (besides money), and how …
August 3, 2020
5 Tips to Minimize Your Taxes in Retirement
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5 Tips to Minimize Your Taxes in Retirement

Don’t pay more than you have to. It all starts with a thorough understanding of the basics of how retirement income is taxed.
August 2, 2020
Retired? Good Luck Getting a Mortgage, Even If You’re Wealthy
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Retired? Good Luck Getting a Mortgage, Even If You’re Wealthy

One 70-year-old’s story highlights the challenges. Prepare for more paperwork and hoops to jump through than you could imagine.
August 2, 2020
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These 2 Words Could Send Your Retirement Money to the Wrong Beneficiary
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These 2 Words Could Send Your Retirement Money to the Wrong Beneficiary

"Per stirpes" vs. "per capita." Making the wrong choice could cause an estate planning disaster.
July 30, 2020
Post-COVID Savings and Protection Strategies to Implement Now
retirement planning

Post-COVID Savings and Protection Strategies to Implement Now

Ongoing market volatility and economic strain caused by the pandemic are derailing many retirement strategies, but there are steps you can take to sho…
July 30, 2020
Good News: COVID-19’s Social Distancing Seems to Cure FOMO
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Good News: COVID-19’s Social Distancing Seems to Cure FOMO

Fear of missing out can put you in debt, but social distancing means no one’s missing out on anything these days. Financially, that’s great news, espe…
July 29, 2020
Insurance Question: Say Rioters Destroy My Business, Am I Covered?
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Insurance Question: Say Rioters Destroy My Business, Am I Covered?

If you ask your broker, the answer may be no. But don’t just accept that response. Know what your policy covers, and how to protect yourself.
July 29, 2020
Hidden Costs of Roth IRA Conversions
Roth IRAs

Hidden Costs of Roth IRA Conversions

Yes, Roth IRAs are pretty great, but they can come with some potentially costly complications.
July 29, 2020
COVID-19 Stage 2: Prepare Your Portfolio and Your Life
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COVID-19 Stage 2: Prepare Your Portfolio and Your Life

It’s time to face the music. The effects of this pandemic are going to be more long-lasting than we may have first thought.
July 29, 2020