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May The 4th Be With You - 4 Financial Lessons We Can Learn From Star Wars

Star Wars. What an incredible franchise. Its movies have captivated audiences for decades, including financial advisors. Believe it or not, we do find some time between staring at spreadsheets and reading up on the latest change to the tax code to catch up on the important pieces of pop-culture. We can all enjoy these movies, but as financial advisors, we see things through a different lens, and Star Wars is no exception. Without further ado, we would like to present to you four financial lessons we can learn from Star Wars.

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What Not To Do When Inheriting An IRA

As more and more pensions have phased out, individuals have become increasingly reliant on other retirement savings vehicles, like a 401(k) or an IRA. We hear a lot about people not saving enough for retirement, but for those that do, it's likely they will end up passing their unspent savings to younger generations. This can leave the individual inheriting these accounts in tax situations they haven't come across before. While there are many options for transfers and distributions you have to make sure that you avoid making any mistakes that could lead to costly tax consequences.

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Top 5 Things To Do When Looking For An Estate Planning Attorney

No one likes talking about death. But as Ben Franklin said, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. Although we may not enjoy talking about it, this is an incredibly crucial part of anyone's financial plan. But where do you start? After you have some sort of idea of what your wishes will be, it is crucial that you find a qualified estate planning attorney to set those wishes into action.

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The Unsung Hero of Insurance - The Umbrella Policy

As financial advisors we understand that the topic of insurance is not the most exciting or glamorous. When we discuss insurance with our clients, we do everything in our power to keep their eyes from glazing over in boredom. Today we will discuss one the most plain vanilla policies, but arguably one of the most important, the umbrella policy. Stay with us because getting umbrella coverage could be one the best financial decisions you ever make.

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