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May 6, 2020
Charitable Giving Opportunities Under the 2020 CARES Act

By Elliot Dole

The government’s massive COVID-19 and economic relief package – the CARES Act, which was signed into law in March – contained some significant measures to encourage immediate charitable giving to... Read more

Financial Planning

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May 6, 2020
6 Steps to Help Protect a Loved One from Financial Elder Abuse

By Buckingham Team

Financial elder abuse – defined by the National Committee for the Prevention of Financial Elder Abuse as the illegal or improper use of an elder person’s funds, property or resources – can take n... Read more

Financial Planning

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April 6, 2020
Maximizing Outcomes by Reducing Taxes Over Your Lifetime

By Kurt Wunderlich

As a kid, if you get $20 from your parents the world opens up and the possibilities seem just endless. Candy bars, apps, the latest “it” thing and so much more can be yours. You pull out your spe... Read more

Financial Planning

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April 3, 2020
What Do You Do When Markets Are Down? Build Wealth!

By Buckingham Team

It never feels great to see the stock market drop, especially by a lot, and then watch as your portfolio’s value falls with it. Fear, frustration, anger, anxiety, helplessness – each is a totally... Read more

Financial Planning / Volatility

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November 7, 2019
How to Craft a More Fulfilling Vacation

By Tim Maurer

With the back-to-school chaos behind us, the year’s end and the recurring planning topics that correspond with those boxes on the calendar—tax and retirement planning, and especially charitable g... Read more

Financial Planning

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October 31, 2019
7 Financial Tips to Avoid Leaving Money on the Table

By Jonathan Scheid, CFA, AIF

The holiday season is approaching, and while our focus may soon turn to turkey, travel and the New Year, we need to make sure we don’t neglect our finances before the ball drops. Below are seven... Read more

Financial Planning

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October 24, 2019
Finding and Supporting Your Passion

By Loring Ward Team

Donating to a nonprofit organization is a wonderful way to make a positive impact on an issue that connects to your values. Currently, 2.7 million nonprofits in the U.S. are looking for donors an... Read more

Financial Planning

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August 23, 2019
Why Dismissing Social Security in Your Retirement Plan Is a Mistake

By Jarrett Simpson

When the subject of Social Security comes up during retirement planning conversations, both younger and older investors often greet it with a healthy dose of cynicism. Such discussions tend to in... Read more

Financial Planning / Retirement

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July 18, 2019
Plan for the Unexpected

By Loring Ward Team

As you are packing for a trip to another city, you prudently decide to check the 10-day weather forecast there. If it will be cold, you pack a heavy coat. If it is supposed to rain, you bring an... Read more

Financial Planning

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June 17, 2019
Can You Win in a Lose-Lose Game: Tariffs and Trade Wars

By Loring Ward Team

“We’re On The Brink Of An All-Out Trade War!” “Market Futures Fall As Investors Anticipate New Tariffs!” “What Will Happen If Trade Tensions Escalate!?” Chances are you’ve seen headlines like the... Read more

Financial Planning / Investing

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