Avoiding Tax Disaster—Beware Of These 4 Common Tax Scams

The “Dirty Dozen” list of Tax Scams for 2017 has been released by the Internal Revenue Service. Inside this list resides some all too common and devastating tax horrors of which to be aware and vigilant. The top 4 most common tax scams are: Phishing, Phone Scams, Identity Theft and Return Preparer Fraud. Let’s take… Continue reading>

When It Comes to Your Money, Does the Truth Hurt?

“We’ve been arguing about this for year, and here we are in our 50’s. It’s time to stop!” Laura said empathically. Paul’s downcast eyes and silence spoke volumes. Laura continued, “We’ve worked with several advisors who have tried to help us invest our money in a sensible way. Then whenever the market goes down, Paul… Continue reading>

Don’t Have A Retirement Plan Yet? Here’s Where To Start

When it comes to retirement and planning, I’ve heard them all: “I love what I do. I can’t imagine doing anything else.” “I’ll never have enough money to retire, so I’ll work until I die.” “I have no hobbies, so I might as well work.” “I’d be bored outta my skull if I didn’t work.”… Continue reading>

The Sandwich Generation: 5 C’s To Deal With Your Financial Challenges

As if dealing with aging parents isn’t enough, the sandwich generation is coping with raising children at the same time. It can be an emotional and financial roller coaster, being pushed and pulled in multiple directions at the same time. Watching a parent in their waning years—with increased medical needs and, for many, reduced financial… Continue reading>

On What Can We Agree?

We have become an “I’m right and you’re wrong” world. Local, national, global government and religious factions fight over beliefs and faith. The pathway for negotiation and reconciliation is being squeezed shut—there are no happy faces, no successes and no progress. Just more and more anxiety and nothing progresses. It has become a stalemate of… Continue reading>

Your Moment Of Financial Truth

Some damned smart minds have cracked the human genome. New science and technology discoveries are made daily. So with all our native intelligence it should be easy to make wise and appropriate money decisions, right? Not necessarily. Even the brilliant—the scientists, engineers, doctors, software designers with great levels of expertise and knowledge in their field—don’t… Continue reading>