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20% Qualified Business Income: Summary of Proposed Regulations

As we pass the 3rd Quarter estimated tax deadline for 2018, we shift ahead in thinking about year-end planning and projections.  One of the biggest tax planning opportunities arising from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the new 20% Qualified Business Income (QBI) Deduction for business owners of sole Read more…

How to Prepare for a Market Downturn

One of the first things to accept as an investor is that you will occasionally lose money – sometimes a lot of money – on the way to earning a decent return in stocks. The market will take unpredictable twists and turns throughout your lifetime. Read more…

5 Reasons to Choose Goals-Based Financial Planning

In many areas of our lives, the importance of goal-setting seems obvious. If you go on a diet, you say you want to lose a certain number of pounds. When you go on vacation, you plan where to go. These statements seem elementary. Read more…

Reduce Tax Liability with These Tips

The end of the year is an exciting time for most of us. Crisper weather, holiday celebrations, family time ... And year-end tax planning. What's not to love? Read more…

5 Things to Know in Case You Outlive Your Spouse

While women certainly seem to be taking a greater role in making household financial decisions, men still make the majority of them. The unfortunate reality is that women are much more likely to become widowed. In fact, more than 60 percent of women between the ages of 75 and 84 are single or Read more…

Do It Yourself or Hire an Advisor?

A common dilemma that everyone faces at one time or another is the choice of whether to manage your own investment portfolio or hire the help of a financial professional. As an investment professional myself, I am biased towards seeking out help, but I’d like to share a story to help frame this Read more…

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