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  • 2023 Recap and 2024 Outlook: Key Events and What May Be in Store

    As we get ready to turn the page on 2023 and welcome the new year with all its possibilities, we’d like to take some time to reflect on the year that was—the notable events, trends, and developments that defined our economics, policy, business, and culture—and…

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  • Preparing for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Sunset at the End of 2025

    While we haven’t yet said goodbye to 2023, it’s not too early to begin thinking about any tax changes that may be on the horizon. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 was designed to overhaul the federal tax code by reforming individual…

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  • 10 Ideas for a Virtual Holiday Party

    Many of us have adapted to a world with remote team members and back-to-back Zoom calls with customers spread across the country, which certainly has its benefits. Nevertheless, one drawback is the difficulty of getting together in person. Whether for team building or customer appreciation,…

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  • The Impact of SECURE 2.0 in 2024 and Beyond

    SECURE 2.0: Changes Going Into Effect in 2024 Passed in 2019, the SECURE Act was the most substantial retirement legislation in over a decade. It contained important changes designed to help investors save more and be better prepared for the future. To build on the…

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  • A Year-End Financial Checklist

    Time to Think About Year-End Financial Strategies As we roll into fall and the fourth quarter, now is a good time to pause and reflect on proactive ways to set up your finances for 2024. Economically speaking, we are now in a much different position…

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  • Understanding the September Effect: What It Is and Why It Happens

    If you ask the average investor which month is the most volatile for the stock market, they will probably say October. It’s a reasonable answer, but it’s incorrect. Despite October’s reputation for market-defining events like the crash of 1929 that led to the Great Depression,…

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  • Don’t Get Hooked: A Guide to Recognizing and Avoiding Phishing

    As financial professionals, we understand how vital it is to safeguard your personal and financial information. Unfortunately, in our increasingly digital world, cybersecurity risks, such as phishing attacks, have become a prevalent issue that can compromise your financial health and personal identity. Phishing is a…

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  • Money Tips for Parents Sending Children Off to College

    You’ve done a great job teaching your children vital life lessons and instilling values that will last a lifetime. As summer ends and a new school year begins, one thing that shouldn’t be overlooked, especially for college-bound children, is the money talk. Having open and…

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  • The 6 Biggest Mistakes DIY Investors Make and How to Avoid Them

    Introduction Over the last several months, I have met with quite a few self-proclaimed do-it-yourself (DIY) investors who, after struggling with the markets in 2022, approached me asking for a second opinion. Interestingly, almost every self-directed investor I’ve met has experienced similar setbacks. As the…

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  • How the SECURE 2.0 Act Changed 529 Plans

    Changes to 529 Plans in the SECURE 2.0 Act The SECURE Act was initially passed by Congress at the end of 2019 and was intended to improve retirement savings opportunities. It was a big deal at the time and the most significant piece of retirement…

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