How to Prepare Your Finances for an Election Year

Election years create a certain level of uncertainty regarding your finances and investments. During continued market volatility, an imminent election can make investors tense. All followers of political parties believe their party plays a crucial role in the nation’s economic health. But is that really accurate? Is panicking unfounded and potentially financially damaging to an investor’s financial goals? Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you preserve your financial interests as an election approaches. […]

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Stay Calm and File On Time! 7 Need-to-Know Tips for Last-Minute Tax Filing

Tax season always has a way of sneaking up on us. A quote by American writer Rita Mae Brown that could have easily been uttered by the IRS or any one of us goes, “If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.” According to Psychology Today, procrastination is right up there with being a basic human instinct when it comes to human behavior. If you know you usually wait until the last minute to file your taxes, a to-do list could help you stay motivated and on top of your responsibilities. Need help getting started? Here are six need-to-know tips for last-minute tax filing. […]

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An Excellent First Quarter for Stocks

The first quarter is in the books, and it was an excellent one for stocks. The S&P 500 index rode a resilient U.S. economy, easing inflation, rising corporate profits, and anticipation of summertime rate cuts from the Federal Reserve (Fed) to solid gains in March, the fifth straight winning month, and the best first quarter since 2019. […]

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Don’t Forget to File! 8 Tax Filing Tips to Help Mitigate the Stress

If you hear the term HENRYs mentioned during a financial conversation, you may or may not be familiar with the fairly new acronym. It stands for “High Earners, Not Yet Rich,” or another way to describe them is “high earners with little to no savings,” or the “working rich.” If individuals that are big spenders and not in the habit of saving much yet, they may find a way to mitigate some of their financial stress through modifying their tax filing strategy. […]

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Old 401(k), New Tricks: 6 Tips for Rolling Over Your 401(k)

The average American worker will change jobs more than once in their lifetime. While there are multiple options such as leaving your 401(k) in your former plan if allowed, cashing out the account balance, or transferring the 401(k), many decide to roll over their old 401(k) to their new employer’s plan or other investment vehicles such as an IRA, Roth IRA, or an annuity. Here, we provide tips to help the rollover process go quickly and smoothly for you. […]

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The Role of AI in Investing and Financial Planning

The integration of tech can amplify the capabilities of financial professionals

As investors navigate the dynamic landscape of the financial markets, they find themselves at the intersection of cutting-edge technology and traditional expertise. The advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data-driven solutions has undoubtedly revolutionized the financial advisory space.

However, as industry research suggests, the next generation of investors places immense value not only on the personalized and immediate benefits AI brings but also on the human touch provided by financial professionals. […]

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Pearls of Wisdom: Wealth Preservation for High-Net-Worth Women

Wealth preservation is essential for high-net-worth (HNW) individuals, but it warrants a gender-specific focus, too. Particularly for HNW women, understanding the complexities of wealth preservation is crucial. Whether due to inheritance, accomplishment in the corporate world, or entrepreneurial fulfillment, more women today find themselves in the ranks of HNW individuals. […]

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Markets Heating Up

As spring approaches, the weather is starting to warm up. For the stock market, the temperature has been rising for a while now. In fact, since December 2023, the S&P 500 has not experienced a pullback of even 2%. Strong starts to years tend to signal more gains ahead, so this calm market may not precede a storm. In fact, when the S&P 500 has been up in January and February, it has gained an average of 11% over the rest of the year and has been higher in 26 out of 28 cases. […]

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Building Credit Confidence: Empowering High-Earning Women on the Path to Financial Success

As high earners not rich yet (HENRYs), women may find themselves in a position where their earning potential is high, but they may still have uncertainties about building their credit confidence. Establishing and managing credit is a crucial aspect of financial well-being, and confidence in this realm may help you unlock a broad range of future opportunities. Here are five empowering ways to help you build credit confidence. […]

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The Benefits of Getting A Second Financial Opinion

When it comes to medical or legal advice, the value of getting a second opinion is fairly well established and defined. What about financial decisions? At what point does it make sense to get a second (or a third) opinion on money matters? Here we discuss some benefits of seeking a second financial opinion, including a few situations in which a gut check may not just be useful but downright necessary. […]

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