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Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain insurance ideas—I can help you address your most pressing money questions.

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Gift Yourself a Debt-Free Holiday

Gift Yourself a Debt-Free Holiday

Here are some tips on how to have a holly, jolly and less stressful gift-giving season.

The ABC’s of Auto Insurance

The ABC’s of Auto Insurance

What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?

Ways to Turn Spending into Savings

Ways to Turn Spending into Savings

Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. It seems like our financial needs outstrip our ability to meet them.

 

How to Spend Again After Saving

When people save, it brings life rewards. But sometimes after being on your best money behavior for a long time, you want to cut loose and spend. It can happen whether you’ve been saving to buy a home, rejoined the workforce or survived a global pandemic.

Retirement Realities

Many pre-retirees can become focused on the “ideal” retirement, but turning that dream into a reality can be tricky. This content piece was written to help clients manage their expectations while maintaining optimism for the future.

Replacing Your Medicare Card

Learn how to replace your lost, stolen, or damaged Medicare card in this helpful article.

Infographic: Life Insurance: The Basics

A reassurance that you can live life to its fullest, knowing your family will be financially protected when you pass away.

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“Mom, can I have five bucks?” These words will be heard by all parents at some point. Every parent must decide...

Medicare vs. Medicaid

The terms Medicare and Medicaid sound similar but are two very different things. Learn the differences in this informative article.

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Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Don’t Myth Out on Whole Life

Whole life insurance can help protect what matters most: your family, your assets, and your legacy.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

Encore Careers: Push Your Boundaries

Ready for retirement? Find out why many are considering encore careers and push your boundaries into something more, here.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

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