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Bad Investor Behavior Again Causes Financial Harm

When U.S. stocks, as measured by the S&P 500 index, fell 13.52% in 2018’s fourth quarter, many felt like the market was in the midst of a major collapse. And their behavior showed it. In December alone, U.S. investors pulled … Continue reading

2018 Tax Preparation & Form 1099 Mailing

Tax season can be a very busy time of year, and therefore we wanted to provide you the specific details regarding the Form 1099 tax reporting schedule to help you plan ahead. As in past reporting years, the goal is … Continue reading

Understanding Variable Annuities Costs & Benefits

Some financial salespeople tout variable annuities as a better way protect your money or create retirement income. Even smart people can get caught up in the hype. This article will shed light on how they really work and what you … Continue reading

The Myth of No-Cost Fixed Annuities

Some financial salespeople tout annuities as a better way to protect and grow your money. They’ll often say things like ‘no cost’ or ‘stock-market-like returns’ neither of which are true. Even smart people can get caught up in the hype. … Continue reading

Roth Conversions Even More Beneficial in 2018

With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed late in 2017, federal income tax rates are currently at historic lows. These lower rates in effect for tax years 2018 through 2025. In 2026, however, rates will revert to higher rates … Continue reading