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September 2, 2020
Income Planning and IRMAA in Retirement

By Angela Muckler

Medicare is an area that practically every American will encounter when planning for retirement. It sits at the intersection of health and wealth in your financial life plan, and so often surface... Read more

Retirement

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June 30, 2020
Minimize Regret Over Maximizing Returns

By Doug Buchan

“Maximizing returns” is a phrase that you’ll hear bandied about ad nauseam on both Wall Street and Main Street. As in, “My goal is to maximize my returns.” Is it though? Is that really the goal?... Read more

Behavioral Finance / Investing / Retirement

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June 29, 2020
Cultivating an Abundance Mindset, Even in Difficult Times

By Becca Craig

Cultivating an “abundance mindset” might be far down your list of what needs attention today. In times such as these, you might even believe that the thing most in abundance right now is a mounti... Read more

Behavioral Finance

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June 9, 2020
What Is ‘Bracket Creep’ and How Do You Avoid It?

By Jada Diedrich

With so much financial information coming at us each day, and at a time when everything seems to be changing, trying to stay on top of the terminology can be overwhelming. It can be a daunting ta... Read more

Financial Planning

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June 9, 2020
Money and Happiness

By Susan Strasbaugh

“Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.” – Benjamin Franklin Contrary to the popular saying, money can buy happiness, but only if you spend it in the right way. Behavioral economi... Read more

Behavioral Finance / 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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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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April 30, 2019
3 Essentials to Consider Before Selecting a Business Partner

By Steven J. Atkinson

Hiring staff and finding new partners can be one of the greatest enhancements — or the greatest detriments — to your business. In this article, I’d like to share a few insights and some things I’... Read more

Practice Management

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March 27, 2019
3 Common Pitfalls Wealth Advisors Should Avoid

By Steven J. Atkinson

Being a wealth advisor is an honorable job that is not meant for everyone. Wealth advisors can have an enormous impact on a family and the generations that follow. In today’s marketplace, we feel... Read more

Practice Management

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January 9, 2019
Hiring Decisions That Can Help You Grow Your Business

By Alicia Temmerman

Growth has been a key priority for advisors over the past five years. And with 10-12% growth rates1, it’s not surprising that advisors are trying to determine the optimal staffing approach. Our 2... Read more

Practice Management

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