giving to charity

You’re probably looking forward to Thanksgiving, even if it looks a bit different this year or you’re not a big fan of turkey. Whatever your Thanksgiving is like this year, it’s a good time to think about how you express gratitude. Some people donate their time or money to a charitable organization, especially around the…

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Wealth Drift: Why the Income Gap Matters Wealth and income inequality were central issues in the U.S. even before the pandemic. Now, the gap is widening even more. For starters, in 2018 the top 20% of households earned more than half of the rest of the nation’s other income combined.

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retirement planning

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and if you’re hosting this year, you know that preparation and organization are key to a successful feast. First, you need to know how many mouths there will be to feed, then figure out what kind of meal you’re going to serve them and how you’ll make it. On top of all…

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healthcare in retirement

If you have elderly parents or know someone who does, you already know that there are many hard decisions to make when it comes to long-term care, especially during the pandemic. And figuring out the finances can be even harder. Trends could change in the coming decades, such as moving long-term care into the home,…

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The 1964 World’s Fair opened in New York City, bringing modern marvels to the thousands who visited. Many of the exhibits presented what life could be like in the future, showing new technologies that everyone might have someday. Let’s look back at the 1964 World’s Fair and see how yesterday compares to today. It’s a…

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retirement planning

  In 2020, we saw the new SECURE Act legislation come about in response to the changing needs of America’s retirees. In 2021, we will likely see some increased retirement account contribution limits and could possibly see additional retirement legislation. For those who have saved diligently over the years, it’s crucial to know how to…

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retirement planning

Almost everything we do has some type of a preparation process or warm-up routine.  From playing golf to driving a car, every activity has certain steps that should be taken before you begin, and retirement is no different. This next period of your life requires some warming up – financially and otherwise. Preparation is everything…

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financial planning

Nobody has a crystal ball to tell us exactly what the future holds, but don’t let uncertainty be the reason you’re unprepared for retirement.  As someone who has worked hard for what they’ve earned and is likely invested in America’s future, you may be concerned about what the future could bring.  But, it’s important to…

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retirement planning

Successful people are ambitious and disciplined. They set big goals and focus on achieving them over the course of a long career or a lifetime. Many people also have high-flying goals for their personal life– run a marathon, hike Mt. Everest, etc. There are people who assume they’ll cross many of them off their bucket…

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financial planning

The Social Security Administration recently made some important announcements that workers and retirees should note, including a Social Security benefit increase – and a tax increase. While it’s very unlikely that the program will ever disappear, we could see changes in the coming years due to the program’s financial state. The Social Security trust fund…

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