Planning matters

Another Day, Another Data Breach

The credit reporting agency Equifax announced last week that the Social Security numbers, birthdates, address histories, and other information of up to 143 million people may have been leaked in a massive data breach. Because of the size of the data breach, it wouldn’t be unwise to assume your information has been compromised.

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Bring Everything With a Number on It!

Have you ever wondered why we always ask you to bring so many documents when scheduling an appointment?

-Current tax return
-Recent paystub(s)
-Current investment statements
-Retirement plan information
-Life insurance and Long-term care policy information
-Current Mortgage statement
-Social Security estimate of benefits statement
-Bank Statements
-A list of questions and goals

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A Widow.

I don’t even like the term.

I can’t be, can I? I’m too young to be a widow.

It often doesn’t feel or seem real, but then reality jumps out and blocks my path like a brick wall. Immobilizes. Hard to move forward and no place to go backwards.

After a decade of battling Cushing’s Disease, my husband Robert of 37 years passed away in November of 2015. Following are lessons, insights, and advice learned.

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Imagine If This Were You. . . .

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of guiding clients through all kinds of financial situations, both pleasant and difficult. No matter the course, our aim is to provide clients with thoughtful solutions that will help them move toward their ultimate goals.

We created this hypothetical case study to highlight a common financial challenge individuals and families may encounter, and to show various ways we would address the issues.

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National Parks: Don’t Wait to Get Your Senior Pass!

Do you have someone in your life 62 or older? Of course, we all do! Don’t let them miss out on a lifetime deal that is soon to change. Olympic, Crater Lake, Yosemite, Glacier and the Grand Canyon; some of the most beautiful places in the world.

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