Planning matters

Pearls of Wisdom: Following your Passion into an Encore Career

Did you know that traditional retirement, the idea of taking an endless vacation starting in one’s fifties or sixties, is losing it’s appeal? As people enjoy longer, healthier lives we are seeing more interest in a new concept among our early-retiree clients – pursuing an Encore Career…

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The World is Still Flat

The U.S. generates about 25% of global GDP, yet its share of world stock market capitalization represents over half the entire globe, a twenty-year high …

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The Tax Cut and Jobs Act and 2017 Income Tax Returns

Filing your annual tax returns for any year can be a confusing process, but the last year has seen significant changes to the US tax code. Most of the Act’s provisions are effective starting with the 2018 tax year, but keep the following in mind when filing your 2017 income tax returns…

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“Sign of the Times, or Just Plain Loco”

Consistently throughout 2017, I’ve observed several financial transactions, or some type of valuation, that just doesn’t settle quite right with me. Perhaps near zero interest rates around the globe have permanently changed financial markets.

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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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