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The Importance of Market Valuations

By Brandon Mink, CRPC®

Feb 27, 2019

Although financial professionals often rely on long-term historical averages when making capital market assumptions, not all starting points are the same. As such, investors need to take current...

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When to Claim Social Security: 3 Timing Scenarios

By Brandon Mink, CRPC®

Feb 13, 2019

Early, late or right on time?  Those are the three Social Security claiming options.  Here are three different people who chose three different strategies, and why.  Perhaps their decisions could...

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A Wide-Ranging, Quick Reference Tax Guide for 2019

By Christopher Elliott

Jan 25, 2019

Wondering how the 2017 tax reform bill will affect you in 2019?  Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA)" may have...

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"Whealthcare": The All-Important Health & Wealth Connection

By Christopher Elliott

Jan 16, 2019

When you think of wealth, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most people would provide an answer that generally falls under the umbrella of financial assets. But in the words of the...

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Caring for Aging Parents

By Christopher Elliott

Dec 05, 2018

I’m sure we all wish we could drink from the proverbial fountain of youth, but aging is a fact of life, and as long as that remains so, adult children will have to identify solutions that ensure...

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Thanksgiving 2018: Recipes, Games, Traditions, Movies and Things to be Thankful for in 2018

By Christopher Elliott

Nov 21, 2018

It’s unbelievable that 2018 is coming to a close and we are about to shift into a new year full of new possibilities and experiences. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the holiday reminds us to...

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Vanguard's Roadmap to Financial Security

By Brandon Mink, CRPC®

Nov 14, 2018

Are you confident you will achieve your future financial goals?  Have you sat down with your financial advisor recently to align your financial plan with life changes?   Educating yourself and...

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The 2018 Midterms Cheat Sheet and What It Means For Markets

By Christopher Elliott

Nov 07, 2018
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What a Mortgage Rate Spike Means for Buyers, Sellers and Investors [ULTIMATE GUIDE]

By Christopher Elliott

Oct 31, 2018

Some of you are old enough to remember the exorbitantly high mortgage rates of the eighties, when the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage peaked above 18%. With mortgage rates so inflated it’s...

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Basics of Estate Planning

By Brandon Mink, CRPC®

Oct 17, 2018

Do I need a will?  What is a trust?  To answer these questions and more, one must have at least a basic level understanding of estate planning.  According to Investopedia, "Estate planning is the...

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