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Achieve a Higher Understanding 

The connection between your life and your wealth can be complex, which is why we spend the time to simplify concepts and break down trends and terms so you gain more insight into your financial picture. With this education, we hope to provide you with a detailed glimpse into how you can effectively utilize your wealth to your advantage so every decision gets you closer to where you want to be.

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Get Rich Not So Quick: 5 Tips to Maintain Your Wealth

You’ll notice the internet is full of these “get rich, stay rich” articles, but you’ll notice it’s mostly a lot of fluff without any real helpful advice. No matter how many times you read about how rich people have an “optimistic attitude”, “persistence” or “set goals”, as an advisor for the past thirty years, I can assure you that these vague tips don’t give you, or your retirement plan, much help.

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The Phony Retirement Crisis

Contrary to the alarms, household savings are growing. But government plans are underfunded. Lawmakers are taking action to deal with the “retirement crisis.” More than 200 House Democrats are sponsoring a bill to expand Social Security benefits, funded by a dramatic increase in taxes. California, Connecticut, Illinois and Oregon have established state-run retirement plans for private sector-workers, which many progressives hope will supplant 401(k)s.

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Five Ways to Simplify Social Security

For better or worse, deciding how and when to take Social Security is a complicated decision. This is unfortunate because many individuals, when faced with a difficult decision, shut down rather than ask the questions that can help them avoid mistakes. Due to the long-term payouts associated with Social Security, mistakes made at the beginning compound over many, many years, making them very costly. Below are five ways to simplify social security to help you avoid making a mistake.

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Financial Literacy for Your Children

A report on financial literacy found that one in five teenagers in the U.S. lack basic fundamentals when it comes to understanding personal finance. As an adjunct professor at Temple University for many years, my personal finance class was one of the first finance courses my students ever had. If my students did take a course in high school, it revolved around a “stock-market” game, which I find to be more like gambling and doesn’t really teach good money habits, like saving, spending, and financial priorities.

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was intended to simplify taxes. However, with heated politics, unclear buzzwords, and overall panic in the mix, the new act is still extremely complex. As a result, you might feel out of sorts trying to make sense of what to do.

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Your Retirement Contigency Plan

The 2017 MarketCounsel Summit was held earlier this month in Miami, Florida. The conference provides wealth management professionals the opportunity to meet and mingle with the brightest minds in the industry and to bring new ideas and new thinking back to their practices for the benefit of their clients.

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