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6 Retirement Planning Mistakes

Is there a magic number you need to save to retire? Despite what you may read, questions related to personal finance and retirement almost always require personalized guidance as elements of your […]

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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Make Non-Deductible IRA Contributions

Should you consider making after-tax contributions to an IRA? Anyone with an income can make non-deductible contributions to an IRA up to the annual limits. While these after-tax, non-Roth savings […]

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5 Ways to Minimize Tax on Your Investments

As the saying goes, nothing is certain but death and taxes. Though it's hard to argue with the truth, there are often ways improve your situation. Reducing your tax liability can be challenging, but […]

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Taking a Closer Look at U.S. Equity Indices

The S&P 500 is often used as a measure of the entire US stock market, and for good reason, but that sometimes leads investors to believe they need only invest in a fund that tracks the famed index. […]

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Maximizing Tax Benefits Through Charitable Giving

Unhappy with your tax refund? Surprised to learn you actually owe more? Now is the time to make changes for the current tax year to avoid a similar outcome next April. Consider charitable giving […]

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Investing Outside of the S&P 500

If you've ever heard excerpts from the latest Apple earnings report, you may have thought, 'so what?' Well, for many investors, Apple's relative performance could impact your own bottom line. As of […]

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6 Reasons to Take Your Old 401(k)

Why do individuals leave their retirement plan behind when switching jobs? In most situations, it is for one of two reasons: they didn't know what their options were or they never got around to […]

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The Truth About Market Timing

by Kristin McKenna, CFP® on November 13, 2018 in Infographics, Investing

The debate about whether investors can regularly 'beat' the market by timing when to buy and sell is not new. At the most basic level, individual and institutional investors have the same goal: to […]

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Infographic: Impact on Social Security Benefits by Age Claimed

When to take Social Security benefits is a decision every retiree or pre-retiree will ultimately face. Some situations are easier to navigate than others. For example, with a cash shortfall and no […]

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Options After Inheriting an IRA from Your Spouse

If your spouse has named you as a beneficiary on their traditional IRA, SEP IRA, or SIMPLE IRA, you will need to understand your options for the account you have just inherited. In general, you will […]

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