Author: Angela Robinson


I Don’t Like Trusts

Google How many types of trusts are there? and I dare you to find an exact number. The point is that there isn’t one. There are three primary classes of trust (Revocable, Irrevocable and Testamentary). Beyond that, though, there are dozens of trusts at the very least. Just to rattle off a few… ·   Revocable…
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January 18, 2021 0

The Retirement Dream

Imagine that you’ve worked 45 years and saved all you can. Your dream now is to retire near your children so you can watch your grandkids grow up. One year out from this becoming a reality you visit a retirement planning specialist. You cannot wait to hear the words “you can do this.” Instead, you…
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January 4, 2021 0

Year-End Financial Planning Checklist

Fall/Winter is an ideal time to examine your financial health and update your financial plans. Here is a list of important things to review that might make a difference in your year-end review and plans for next year. Check all that apply. If you have any questions or concerns, we will be happy to go…
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December 28, 2020 0

Elf on the Shelf Money Advice

Money is funny! You need it, but you don’t. You can be a SCROOGE Or you won’t! There is enough to go around Yet some of you get bound… So remember what it’s for God, food, and a little more. Things don’t last, but You always have memories PAST! Earn, give, save and receive This…
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December 21, 2020 0

The Most Googled Money Questions in 2020

If you’ve ever wondered what your financial advisors do with their free-time, here’s your answer: Google geeky things like this. This happens to be one of my favorite things to look at each year. It gives us an indication as to where we are from a financial literacy perspective. This year’s list was very interesting.…
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December 15, 2020 0

A New Season of Gift Giving

We won’t break out in song, but this is something to celebrate in 2020. Charitable gifting – in many cases – is providing the planning opportunity of a lifetime! Are you aware that you may deduct up to 100% of your Adjusted Gross Income by way of making charitable gifts in cash this year? If…
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November 30, 2020 0

Are You in the Lifeboat with Your Investments?

Most of us know the story: It was 11:40 PM on April 14, 1912. Lookout Frederick Fleet spotted an iceberg immediately ahead of the Titanic and alerted the bridge. First Officer William Murdoch ordered the ship to be steered around the obstacle and the engines to be put in reverse, but it was too late.1.…
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November 24, 2020 0

College Funding in 2020

Paying for college tuition can be a daunting task: for the 2019-2020 school academic year, the average cost of attendance for private colleges and public colleges is $53,980 and $26,590 respectively.1 Among those who borrow, the average debt at graduation is $25,921.2 Luckily, there are some unique ways to fund college that can help you…
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November 17, 2020 0

Election Results and Your Next Steps

Leading up to the election, we focused on several areas in your life that the results could have major impact on. Right now – post election – is the time to prioritize your to do list in light of the results. As I sit here writing, the presidency is still uncertain. Yet the House and…
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November 10, 2020 0

Ag-Value and Estate Taxation

According to the IRS: Estate Tax is a tax on your right to transfer property at your death. Due to what might be owed at your death, the government realized that estates comprised mostly of small businesses, farms, and ranches could face ruin after the death of the owner. So, in 1997 Section 2032A of the tax code…
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November 3, 2020 0

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