End-of-the-Year Money Moves

Here are some things you might consider before saying goodbye to 2019.  What has changed for you in 2019? Did you start a new job or leave a job behind? Did you retire? Did you

Understanding Long-Term Care

The important question: Are you prepared? Addressing the potential threat of long-term care expenses may be one of the biggest financial challenges for individuals who are developing a retirement strategy. The U.S. Department of Health

Overlooked Tax Deductions for Small-Business Owners

Helpful tips for tax time. Being a small-business owner isn’t easy. After all, balancing payroll, managing employees, drawing up marketing plans, and handling the bookkeeping can be stressful! Luckily, the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) allows

Helping Your Parents Manage Financial Tasks

How can you make things easier on them later in life? Worldwide, the number of people aged 60 and older is growing. By 2050, this demographic will be more than twice as large as it

The Importance of TOD & JTWROS Designations

A convenient move that could ward off probate on your accounts. TOD, JTWROS – what do these obscure acronyms signify? They are shorthand for transfer on death and joint tenancy with right of survivorship –

IRA Withdrawals That Escape the 10% Penalty

The list of these options has grown. An IRA, or Individual Retirement Account, is a tax-advantaged savings account that is subject to special rules regarding contributions and withdrawals. One of the central rules of IRAs

The Benefits of Donating Appreciated Stock

In Matthew 6:20 Jesus encourages us to “…lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…”  One of the most basic ways that we can apply this teaching is to give generously of our financial resources to