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Can I Contribute to Retirement Plans after Retirement?

Retirement isn’t just a milestone; it’s a dynamic phase of life where your financial priorities and strategies continue to evolve. One common question that arises as individuals enter retirement is whether they can still contribute to retirement plans. The short answer? Yes…in some cases. (It’s never simple, is it?) In this blog, we’ll delve into […]

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Will the Stock Market Crash in 2024? What 2023 Tells Us

I’ve already been asked this a few times this year (it’s January 2): Will the stock market crash in 2024? As we start the new year, we have an opportunity to reflect on the multitude of “mini-crises” that shaped the financial landscape in 2023. These challenges tested our resilience and forced us to confront the

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What the FED – Why Inflation Will Almost Certainly Increase to Close out the Year

Unless you have lived under a rock over the last few years, you have noticed inflation increasing slowly and not so subtly reaching into your pocket. For many Americans, this has taken a toll on their financial safety net and impacted their ability to sustain unexpected expenses. We all now know that the so-called transitory

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Four Options for Tax-Free Income in Retirement

Taxes are likely the single biggest expense you have in your lifetime. While complete tax avoidance is nearly impossible for middle to high income earners during their earning years, with careful planning streams of tax-free income can be created in retirement. By leveraging these options, you can significantly enhance your financial security all while lowering

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Portfolio Rebalancing can maximize your returns

Portfolio Rebalancing: How Systematic Rebalancing Leads to Higher Risk-Adjusted Returns

When setting out to create your investment portfolio, maintaining a well-balanced portfolio is critical in helping to maintain your long-term financial goals. I gave an introduction to the concept of asset allocation in my blog Asset Location vs. Asset Allocation, but stated simply, asset allocation is the process of dividing your investment portfolio among different asset

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FDIC, SIPC, and the State Guaranty Associations

With the recent failures of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and most recently, First Republic Bank, consumers have been left to wonder about their own funds and the inherent safety nets built in to protect their assets. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), and State Guaranty Associations (SGA) each play

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