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July 23, 2018

In my previous column I discussed how disability income protection is the cornerstone of a working American’s financial plan.

Without it, you do not have a financial security plan. That is until you have adequate savings to fully retire. Could you take a three-to-six month vacation? How about…

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July 16, 2018

Looking for “free money” from the government to start your small business?

Despite what you might have heard, government grants are rarely available to small businesses. Why is that?

Government grants are funded by our tax dollars. Any grants must be appropriated through Congress and…


July 09, 2018

With a Roth IRA — if income eligibility requirements are met — you can only contribute after-tax dollars.

A Roth IRA contribution won’t reduce your taxable income the year you make it, however, there are no taxes on your future earnings and no penalties when you take a…


July 02, 2018

We're getting close to the Fourth of July, our national Independence Day. This celebration may get you thinking of the many freedoms you enjoy. But have you thought of what you might need to do to attain financial freedom?

Your first step is to define what financial independence signifies to you.…


June 25, 2018

The dreaded summer slump; when temperatures are at their hottest and many businesses’ sales and marketing efforts can be at their lowest.

It’s easy to find yourself in a summer marketing slump when your mind is distracted by visions of upcoming vacations and creative ways to stay cool.…


June 18, 2018

Over the next 30 years, in what is anticipated to be the largest wealth transfer in American history, an estimated $30 trillion is expected to be passed from baby boomers to their children and grandchildren.

While the size of inheritances will vary, 53 percent of Americans between ages 25-70 who…


June 11, 2018

Most companies dedicate substantial time and energy to researching, planning and implementing communication strategies that build stronger relationships with their customers, but the most successful also dedicate an equally significant amount of energy to communicating with their employees.…


June 04, 2018

Whether a business has two employees or 2,000, the need to keep buildings, inventory and information safe is paramount.

According to a recent study by National Cyber Security Alliance, 50 percent of small businesses have experienced a cyber-attack and 60 percent of small and medium sized businesses…

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May 28, 2018

One of the frequent questions I get each tax season is, at what age do you stop having to file a tax return?

Tax returns are income-based, thus if you have enough income, you are required to file tax returns. Don’t confuse the age of 65 for Medicare and your full retirement age to draw Social…


May 21, 2018

Given the complexities of the investment world, you might consider working with a financial professional to help you move toward your goals, such as a comfortable retirement. You should meet in person at least once a year to discuss your situation. At these annual reviews, you’ll want to…

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