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December 20, 2020

20 Ways to Reduce Your Taxes: A Financially Simple List

Christmas is almost here and, for financial planners and tax advisors, that means it’s time to turn our attention to tax season. I know, not the most festive subject, but it is something we all must deal with. So, why not make the best of it by discussing ways to lower your tax liability? Yeah, I thought that might pique your interest a bit. Join me as I reveal 20 ways to reduce your taxes!
December 17, 2020
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7 Things Business Owners Can Learn From Santa!

Have you ever wondered how Santa Claus can manufacture millions of toys for children all over the globe and then delivers them in a single night? I mean, the efficiency of his operation must be the gold standard that we all strive for, right? From quality control to employee relations and research and development to shipping, nobody does it better than ole St. Nick. That’s why I thought it would be fun to take a close look at the North Pole operations to present 7 things business owners can learn from Santa!
December 8, 2020
Wealth Gap Formula

The Calculation: The Wealth Gap Formula Put To Work

Over the past few weeks, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about your retirement wealth gap. We’ve covered everything from inflation and normalizing your income to assuming the ROI of your business and your investment portfolio. Now that we’ve laid all of the groundwork, it’s finally time to identify the wealth gap formula. Today’s article will pull everything we’ve learned to this point, together and show you exactly how to calculate your own retirement wealth gap.
February 21, 2020
Is gold a good investment in 2021

Is Gold a Good Investment for Me in 2021?

We’ve all heard and seen the “buy gold” advertisements on radio and television. Usually, a paid celebrity will talk about how “bad” the markets can be and then pitch a gold product. The question is, how much attention should we give to these ads? Is gold a good investment? They tell us if the stock market crashes, this is one investment that won’t go belly up. However, gold is always compared to stocks, not fixed incomes like bonds.
December 23, 2019
Real Estate Investing indepth

Real Estate Investing – An In-depth Guide

Lately, we’ve been taking an expansive look at the world of investing – basic investment strategies, retirement accounts, risk tolerance, etc. In today’s article, we’re going to explore all sides of real estate investing, including when, where, and why to invest. So get comfy, grab a slice of pizza, and join me on this deep dive into real estate as an investment.
December 10, 2019
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Should I Invest in Active or Passive Mutual Funds or ETFs

I get asked about today’s topic on a pretty regular basis so I thought now would be a great time to discuss active and passive mutual funds and ETFs. I am including exchange-traded funds because, in recent years, some ETFs have become active. In today’s blog, I am going to explain the difference between active and passive funds as well as some of the pros and cons of investing in these types of funds. Whichever one is right for you, let’s make the choice a financially simple one!