Category: Planning

Estate Planning and College

Many students are going off to college at this time of year. A great deal of planning goes into the first year of college.  There is usually hustle and bustle getting the necessary items, laptops, clothes, bedding, shelves and other

Posted in Health Insurance, Insurance, LegalShield, Planning

Life Insurance…Did You Know?

People know they must have certain insurance, auto if they have a car and homeowners or renters insurance for their home and property. Because these insurance products are mandatory, either by law or required by financing, Americans have some idea of

Posted in Estate Tax, financial plans, Insurance, Life Insurance, non profit, Planning, Small Business

Why It May Be Time For Life Insurance

Many people between the ages of 30 and 50 do not have a will, which can cause problems for your family when you die. Most of those problems while unnecessary can be fixed fairly quickly. Many also lack life insurance.

Posted in Insurance, Life Insurance, Planning

Starting The New Year Right

We humans like to do some things as ritual— New Year’s resolutions is a good example. Regardless of whether you make New Year’s resolutions or not most of us use this time of year to reflect on where we’ve been

Posted in 401k, 403b, 457 Plan, Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Income Tax, IRA, Planning, Qualified Plan, Retirement Plans, ROTH, Taxes

YOUR YEAR END FINANCIAL TO-DO LIST Part 2

If you are older than 70½, don’t forget RMD’s. Qualified Plan owners over age 70½ must take Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) from their plans by December 31, 2012. Remember that the IRS penalty for failing to take an RMD equals

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YOUR YEAR END FINANCIAL TO-DO LIST Part 1

We’re in the fourth quarter. It’s time to review your personal finances and maybe start to look at next year. Also, consider these year-end moves. Think about adjusting or deferring your income and tax deductions. If you earn a lot

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Are You On Track…Part 2

Okay, so you’ve done your month-long intensive and discovered some problems with your monthly budget. You’ve got all this new information. Next is to determine what this information is telling you and what corrective actions may be needed. If there

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IT’S MID YEAR…. ARE YOU ON TRACK? Part 1

As the saying goes luck favors the prepared man.  Among interpretations of that expression is simply the idea that success comes with planning.  Many of us make plans at the beginning of the year and rarely visit them during the

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