Category Archives: Estate Planning

Are you Prepared for Mental Decline?

No one likes to think about mental decline in themselves or their loved ones. But, for many families, this is an incredibly important topic to address. In fact, 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 10% of people aged 65 and older. When they pass away, 1 in 3 seniors has Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. As financial representatives, our goal is to always provide compassionate, proactive service to our clients and their families… Read More »

Ways to Protect Your Estate and Prepare for Your Future

Happy Family Estate Plan

Proper estate planning is critical when working toward a more sound and stable financial life. From your wills to beneficiaries and beyond, estates require thoughtful strategies. Yet many Americans still haven’t protected themselves in the ways they should. In fact, only 40% of adults have a will or living trust.1 If you don’t have updated documentation in place to direct your wishes, the courts may decide what to do with your estate when you pass… Read More »

5 Inherited IRA Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Inheritance


Let’s be honest. Stress doesn’t help us make smart financial decisions. I think it’s fair to say when we are inheriting money it’s often a busy, hectic and stressful time in our lives. Here are a few mistakes you want to avoid if you inherit an IRA or other retirement accounts from a loved one. Don’t let these five mistakes destroy your loved one’s legacy. Some retirement account mistakes can be fixed. On the other… Read More »

Financial Considerations for a Widow to Consider

Losing a spouse is never easy and a difficult topic for many to even imagine. But when you become a widow or widower, moving beyond the grief to address important financial items in your life is essential. Whether you recently lost your loved one or you need to prepare for the road ahead, here are some considerations that will help you keep your financial house in order. 1. Identify changes in your financial lifeYour financial… Read More »

How To Stop Worrying And Love Market Volatility

Karl Kaufman “Buy the ticket, take the ride,” wrote Hunter S. Thompson in his classic book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Equity investors have been on a bumpy ride this month as volatility, lying dormant for what seems like an eternity, returned to the market in force. Wild swings in the Dow — thousand point drops followed by triple digit gains followed by drops and then gains — erased much of January’s returns and… Read More »