Tax Planning: Tax-Wise Investing

In our last piece, we introduced some of the tools of the tax-planning trade. These include tax-sheltered accounts for saving toward retirement, healthcare, and education, as well as tax-efficient tools for charitable giving, emergency spending, and estate planning. It’s one...

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Tax Planning: Common Tax Saving Tools

Whether you’re saving, investing, spending, bequeathing, or receiving wealth, there’s scarcely a move you can make without considering how taxes might influence the outcome. No wonder people get nervous when there’s lots of talk about higher taxes, but little...

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What Is Asset Location?

You’re probably already familiar with the three most important factors in real estate: location, location, and location. Asset location is a similarly important, if less familiar best practice for keeping as much of your wealth as possible – after...

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Understanding Inflation and how Deal with it

What Is Inflation? Inflation is the rate at which a currency loses its purchasing power as prices increase over time. So, say a cup of coffee cost $1.00 twenty years ago. If the average annual inflation rate had been 2%...

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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Understanding The 2021 Recovery Rebate Stimulus Payments

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is now a done deal. Among the items of greatest interest to most Americans is a third round of stimulus checks—or IRS “recovery rebates”—of up to $1,400 for every “eligible individual.” That’s the quick take. But what’s...

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Understanding Cryptocurrency

It’s hard to scan the financial headlines these days and not spot at least one call to action related to Bitcoin’s latest moves. Has all the attention given you cryptocurrency fever, or are you at least wondering what it’s...

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Trading vs. Investing

“You can’t invest without trading, but you can trade without investing. … hinking you’re investing when all you’re doing is trading is like trying to run a marathon by doing 26 one-mile sprints right after the other.” — Jason Zweig Are...

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Good Advice

In today’s climate of one-page financial plans, bargain-basement fund pricing and automated investment tools, you may wonder whether you still need a living, breathing financial adviser. You do. But with a twist. First, we need to redefine traditional financial advice – the kind that’s been...

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