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March 7, 2019
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Are You Making a Million Dollar Mistake by Investing in Target-Date Funds?

Last week I was meeting with a client, and we discovered a one million dollar mistake specifically related to Target-Date Funds in his 401(k). Are you making the same mistake? Let’s dig in and find out.
June 21, 2018
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“Should I Invest in Individual Stocks?”

So you want to invest? AWESOME!!  Maybe you have been reading a cool blog like mine or perhaps you had a friend tell you about this wonderful wealth building tool! Regardless, it will not be long before you question if you should buy individual stocks. With the bull market we are currently riding, there are many people that would tell you that it is a good idea. But is it really?
June 4, 2018
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Do I Have to Pay Taxes at a Summer Job? Tax Tips for Teens

It’s great that you are getting a summer job! But when you’re anticipating getting that first paycheck you might be wondering to yourself “do I have to pay taxes at a summer job?” Even a part-timer like you is expected to pay the US Government their due. Yes, life is not always as Financially Simple as we would like. Here is some helpful info to help you deal with taxes at your summer job:
May 3, 2018
Financial Games for Kids

9 Financial Games for Kids That Teach Monetary Principles

It is hard to believe one of the most important aspects pertaining to our kids’ future is often overlooked: learning about finances! Since these life-changing concepts are not adequately covered in schools (in my opinion), that job falls on us parents! One great (and fun) way is by playing financial games for kids. These games will expose them to the rules they will encounter during banking and managing money as they grow up. The best part—when playing these money-related games, they can take financial risks without being penalized. Spring and summer trips are a great time to snatch up one or more and get your kids’ financially simple education started!
January 17, 2018
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Top 3 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Financial Advisor

Choosing a financial advisor can seem overwhelming when you first start…especially if you’ve never delved into the financial world yourself. It can be tough knowing what to look for. However, there are some strategies that you can utilize to find the advisor that gels with your needs the most and will help you reach your ultimate goal. Making use of these three questions will undoubtedly help you assess and ultimately hire a financial advisor that can help you trek down the path you desire.
November 16, 2017
Types of Risk in Investment

Finance 101: Ten Types of Risk in Investing

 It never fails—when I have new clients coming in, they say they want all of the upside but none of the downside. Basically, they want their investment cake and to eat it too. However, the truth is you can’t invest without taking some risks. You need to understand the types of risk in investing that warrant concern and the types that are best left to the experts to worry about. Let’s discuss the types of investment risk and their causes.