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Last Minute Tax Savings With An HSA

In recent weeks, millions of taxpayers have been realizing the true impact of the Affordable Care Act as they file their tax returns. It’s probably no surprise the individual mandate required most Americans to have health insurance coverage as of January 1, 2014. If you had employer-provided health insurance coverage for most of 2014 or you purchased coverage through a private exchange or directly from an insurance company, the health insurance mandate will not have an impact your taxes. Read more

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Conflating and Misremembering

It’s been hard to not pay attention to what is going on in the news business lately.Jon Stewart is leaving the Daily Show. Brian Williams has stopped reporting the news and has become the news.  Read more

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A Time Tested Approach to Financial Advisors

Years ago, I had a brilliant WWII veteran as a client, one of the smartest women I had ever met. She told me that she was so glad that women were finally advisors because it took her almost a decade to find the right advisor when she started looking in the 1950s and I asked her why. Her answer was that her due diligence saved her from many “Bernie Maddoffs” over the years. Her process can be almost a textbook case for how to look for and work with an advisor: Read more

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5 Tips to Make Tax Time Less Taxing

If Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, why does it always have to be followed by its stressy and messy cousin “Tax Time.” Remember that New Year’s resolution to get your financial life in order? Well, it’s not too soon to start organizing the files, papers and “stuff” needed to do your taxes.   Read more

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The Nine Core Values of Financial Advice

What does the game of golf have in common with the financial planning profession? According to my colleague Paul Wannemacher, there are many parallels between the two.  The financial planning process is all about aligning your money and wealth with your life goals and personal values. As Paul explores below, professional financial advisors have an important role in this process and your financial future should be treated with the highest levels of professionalism and integrity: Read more

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Last Minute Moves to Save on Taxes for 2014

I have never been a big fan of shopping during the busy holiday season, where we are all encouraged to buy, buy, buy no matter where we turn. In fact, I personally prefer to do my shopping in the convenience of my home office and avoid the consumer-driven hustle and bustle as well as the traffic. Click, click, done! Read more

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Know Your Limits

With New Year’s Eve celebrations right around the corner, it is important to know your limits.I don’t mean your limit on glasses of champagne and calorie intake, although those limits are also pretty important while you ring in the new year. Uncle Sam has some changes in store as we head into 2015.  Read more

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Do You Have The Right Life Insurance Coverage?

Yeah, I know what you’re probably thinking. This is not the most exciting topic to think about and other areas of the financial life planning process such as money management, paying off debt, and investing for retirement tend to get more of our attention. Still, it’s worth a quick review on why life insurance is necessary and who should buy it. In fact, this part of the discussion should come before getting to specific amounts that you should own. Read more

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Student Loan Repayments

My oldest child, Rachel, is a junior in high school, and while we enjoy having her around the house, we know that soon she’ll be looking into college. In case you haven’t looked lately, the average cost for a four-year in-state public institution is $9,139—and that’s just for tuition and fees! Over four years, that’s going to cost upwards of around $40,000. By itself that might not seem so bad, but when you consider that Rachel has three younger brothers, that price tag starts to look awfully daunting. Read more

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