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Maximize Social Security Benefits & Minimize Tax Burden

Electing to receive Social Security benefits at early retirement age may result in higher personal income taxes and a smaller nest egg, particularly for high net worth individuals. In this free guide, we’ll shed light on common Social Security myths and provide options that, in certain instances, could decrease your payments to Uncle Sam and increase the financial legacy you leave.

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Social Security

You’ve worked hard for your Social Security. Now, it’s important to understand how to maximize your Social Security by incorporating the correct strategy for you into your wealth plan. Check out our infographic for important facts you should consider to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits.

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What Fees Are You Paying In Your 401(k)?

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What Fees Are You Paying In Your 401(k)?

Published by Micah Schmidt, If you are like many workers in the Unites States, your employer offers a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) or 403(b) as a part of the benefits package. As you look to direct how investments are made within your account, it is important to consider all fees involved along with investment performance to determine the best allocation choice for you.

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Share Buybacks: A Good Alternative?

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Share Buybacks: A Good Alternative?

Published by Bob Loewens Often I have questioned whether it is best for a company to grow earnings per share (EPS) through stock repurchase programs or from re-investing to support higher demand for their products. I have gone so far as to wonder if less emphasis should be placed on buyback driven EPS increases. However, I have come to realize that these efforts can be very attractive to long term results.

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Maximizing Social Security

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Maximizing Social Security

Are you maximizing your Social Security benefits? Watch this video for insightful tips you should consider along with 3 important questions you should ask your advisor in order to create a customized strategy based on your unique needs.

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4 Powerful Yet Simple Keys to Retirement Planning

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4 Powerful Yet Simple Keys to Retirement Planning

Published by Mike Schudel There is clearly a disconnect happening in America: there is so much focus on retirement planning yet we hear stories and statistics that suggest many do not feel prepared for this important transition in their lives. Likely, this is a result of a number of factors including the overwhelming amount of information available, widely disparate views on how to plan for retirement and a focus more on the complexities of retirement planning rather than the essential basics.

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10 Questions to Ask Your Advisor

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10 Questions to Ask Your Advisor

We’re on a mission to deliver trust, transparency and accountability to clients. As your trusted advisor, we equip you with the tools you need to make educated decisions regarding your financial future. To start, we have listed 10 Important Questions That Each Investor Should Ask Their Wealth Advisor.

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Reviewing and Updating Your Estate Plan

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Reviewing and Updating Your Estate Plan

Published by Ben Goethel While I no longer prepare estate plan documents, as a former practicing estate planning attorney, I know how important it is to review your estate plan with regular frequency and at least as often as every three to five years. It’s also good practice to review your estate plan after any life events, such as the birth of a child.

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Cross Generational Financial Planning

Millennials are poised to inherit approximately $41 trillion from their Baby Boomer parents over the next 40 years. The result will be the single largest intergenerational wealth transfer in human history. Many older clients, however, are beginning to voice growing concerns over the financial preparedness of their Millennial children, fearing they may lack the wherewithal to deal responsibly with a sudden influx of wealth.

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A Life Defined Starts Here

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A Life Defined Starts Here

Many people set goals, yet on average they only attempt them less than once. Those who do reach their goals attribute their success to setting tangible, measurable objectives – and pursuing them with focus and determination, even when faced with challenges.

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