How to Save by Resetting Financial Goals at MidYear

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The lazy days of summer are over and September brings new energy as everyone begins to focus on what needs to get done before the end of the year. It’s a time to take a fresh look at your financial health and recalibrate any items that need to be adjusted. Continue reading

Why Employers are Switching to Cash Balance Retirement Plans

unsplash-balance1.jpgA cash balance plan is a qualified employer-sponsored retirement plan that has become
increasingly common in recent years as an alternative to (or replacement of) the traditional defined benefit pension plan. Though it is technically a form of defined benefit plan, the cash balance plan is often referred to as a “hybrid” of a traditional defined benefit pension plan and a defined contribution plan. Continue reading

Building Retirement Income with Real Estate Investments

unsplash-bird houseA real estate investment can be a fairly common transaction, such as the purchase of a primary residence, or it can be a complex commercial venture involving multiple investors and/or syndicates. When choosing a real estate investment, think carefully about your objectives for that investment. Continue reading

What to Know When Receiving an Inheritance

unsplash-gift.jpgIf you’re the beneficiary of a large inheritance, you may find yourself suddenly wealthy. Even if you expected the inheritance, you may be surprised by the size of the bequest or the diverse assets you’ve inherited. You’ll need to evaluate your new financial position, learn to manage your sizable assets, and consider the tax consequences of your inheritance, among other issues. Continue reading