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24 01, 2020

What to Consider Before Signing Up for a Group Travel Tour

Are you planning to travel in 2020? There are many upsides to going on a group tour: Travel arrangements and accommodations are figured out for you, and it’s much harder to get lost when you’re with a group. However, there are also downsides if you’re beholden to a pre-set itinerary. Here are 4 things to [...]

20 01, 2020

New Year, New Law Pt. 3: 4 Ways the SECURE Act Makes Saving for Retirement Easier

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is a response to a changing retirement landscape: Americans are living and working longer, working part-time in retirement, and are less likely to have the option to rely solely on pensions. When personal savings must stretch further, it’s important for retirees to have a plan [...]

17 01, 2020

4 Predictions About 2020 that Didn’t Come True

Not only are we entering a new year, but a new decade! You might have a lot to look forward to in the coming decade: Maybe your children will graduate from college, maybe you’ll become a grandparent, and maybe you’ll retire. We’ll also probably see some significant technological advancements and interesting global developments, but no [...]

13 01, 2020

New Year, New Law Pt. 2: Time to Review Your Estate Plan

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is the biggest piece of retirement legislation to be passed in years. It will undoubtedly have a major effect on how many Americans approach retirement planning, and particularly estate planning. We’re covering these changes throughout the month and focusing on the elimination of ‘stretch’ IRAs [...]

10 01, 2020

3 Things to Remember When Making a New Year’s Resolution

Everyone makes them, and few keep them. New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to trade in bad habits for good ones but can also feel more like a burden than a blessing. Some people take on too grand a goal to realistically keep up with through the year. Others may struggle to think [...]

5 01, 2020

New Year, New Law: What’s in the Secure Act?

Donald Trump ended 2019 by signing a 2020 spending bill that includes the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. It’s the biggest piece of retirement legislation to be passed in years and it will undoubtedly have a major effect on how many Americans approach retirement and estate planning. This month we’ll cover [...]

23 12, 2019

3 Tips for Financial Health for the New Year

A recent Northwestern Mutual survey found that 41% of Americans are stressed about retirement planning, and 46% worry about outliving their savings.[1] And with 62% of Americans stressed about money in general[2], it’s surprising that only 28% of Americans will actually make New Year’s resolutions that are financial in nature, according to a MassMutual survey[3]. [...]

16 12, 2019

Reminder: 4 Important Things To Do by December 31st

You might have a Christmas to-do list to help you stay on track this holiday season. And while it may be an overwhelming list already, there are a few important financial deadlines you should add to it. It’s the season of giving, so don’t forget to give yourself the gift of tax planning. What you [...]