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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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How To Protect Your Retirement

While retirement is a chance to begin a new chapter, that does not mean it comes without financial risks. One of the most troubling is the potential for needing long-term care. According to longtermcare.gov an individual turning age 65 has almost a 70% chance of needing some form of long-term care service at some point in their life. With the costs of healthcare continually on the rise, what have you done to prepare to ensure you and your family are taken care of?

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To Delay, or Not To Delay. That is the Question

For most people, from the time they begin work they also start paying Social Security taxes. For many, the time to collect comes up faster than they think, and they are forced to answer the question, when do I collect? As financial advisors this is a question we help our clients with on a regular basis. We hope to give you some thoughts on the age-old question, to delay, or not to delay.

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What's The Value of a Financial Advisor Anyway?

In today's digital age, almost anything you could ever want to know can be found online. Have a leaky faucet? Watch a YouTube video on how to fix it. Want to find high-interest fee-free savings accounts? Just Google it. Have the urge to learn how to code? Enroll in a free course online. With the wealth of information found on the internet this begs the question, do I really need a financial advisor?

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How Will I Ever Afford Healthcare Costs In Retirement? Maybe It's Not As Bad As We Think

We all see the startling headlines about how much healthcare costs and that it is continually going up. Fidelity recently came out with a study that estimates that a 65 year-old couple who retired in 2018 can expect to spend around $280,000 for health related expenses in retirement! This leaves many pre-retirees wondering, how am I ever going to afford that along with all my other expenses?

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