Tag: Financial Planning

Success

The Time Value of Success Issues

It doesn’t take rocket science to employ time value of money – it’s simply the power of time and compound interest. If you started saving $1,000 a month at 20 years of age and it earns 8% a year, this would mean you would have almost 5.3 million dollars at age 65. But…. If you…
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November 9, 2022 0
Drought

Are You Planning for a Financial Drought?

Imagine spending your entire life building a business only to wake up at 63 and find it isn’t worth anything. Most of us think, “how sad, but that won’t happen to my business…I have worked too hard or my industry is too strong or there will always be a need for what I do or….”…
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July 13, 2022 0
Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Your Financial House

Have you ever met anyone that doesn’t have at least one area of clutter in his/her house? I would bet that even the tidiest of homes has a closet or drawer that gets cluttered from time to time. Life gets busy. We throw stuff here and there, planning to deal with it later. Then before…
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March 21, 2022 0
Funeral

Death – It Happens

You are invincible, right? We all like to think we are… at least until we aren’t. Did you know twenty percent of men die before retirement age? Twenty percent! That’s two in ten men!1. The odds in Vegas can be worse than that and thousands of people still show up to gamble every day. So…
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February 28, 2022 0
Outgrown

Have You Outgrown Your Advisor?

A fellow advisor once told me a story about trying to help his grandmother with her life planning. “She refused,” he said. “She insisted that John, who had been her advisor and friend for years, was doing just fine for her. Besides, she couldn’t take away the business from a lifelong friend.” He continued by…
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December 27, 2021 0
House

How Much Can I Afford?

How much house can I afford? How much car can I afford? How much horse trailer can I afford? Can I afford a second home? Can I afford a recreational vehicle? I think most of us ask ourselves this at one time or another in our lives, or at least we should. Honestly though, I…
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November 1, 2021 0
Financial Advisor

10 Questions You Need to Be Asking Your Financial Advisor

Regulations often change and it’s no different with the regulations involving retirement accounts like IRAs, 401(k)s, and 403(b)s among others. Staying up to date on how these changes will affect your retirement accounts and your financial planning in general is an important aspect of maintaining your financial wellness. It may be a good idea to…
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May 3, 2021 0
Tax Changes

2021 Tax Changes

It is inevitable. Change is coming for 2021 and beyond. The problem is no one knows for sure exactly what that change will be. There are several things we have a good hunch will happen, and we will discuss a few key notes. No matter, the big question is how do you plan around a…
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April 12, 2021 0
Stress

Too Much Information

Did you know as of January 2021 there are over 1.83 billion websites on the internet? In 1996, there were only around 100,000. At what point, is there too much information out there? Have you ever tried to self-diagnose a few health symptoms? After Googling for a while, you might just learn you only have…
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April 5, 2021 0
Basket

One Basket

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” These words speak truly great advice and have led to many a success. However, it has led many others to scratch their heads and wonder, “So, what baskets should I use? And how many are we talking about?” In this…
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March 22, 2021 0

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