Financial Planning

One of the most beautiful things about our species is our ability to create something completely new out of the resources around us and our imagination. Furthermore, is our ability to project raw emotion unto the canvas, through dance or song, or through a photograph...
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In life, crisis is unavoidable. With proper planning and resilience, however, a crisis can be maintained, and even nurtured, to not only minimize devastating effects, but also to inspire growth. This means that having a financial plan built to withstand a crisis, whether due to...
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Money is emotional, there’s no way around it. And too frequently, some of the most common emotions are negative – shame, fear, guilt, envy – and they can keep you up at night. According to a National Foundation for Credit Counseling survey, nearly 70% of...
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Moving to a new state can be filled with so much excitement, and also an enormous amount of stress and uncertainty. Before you make this big jump, consider all the implications of making a move and plan for each one. So, what financial matters should...
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Financial planning derives its greatest value from a deep relationship between a planner and the Client. We’ve written about the importance of our discovery process before and the behavioral science research behind it. As a product of our discovery process, we assemble the Live Big®...
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The vast majority of resources on Social Security focus on the thousands of rules and the myriad of strategies to maximize your Social Security benefits. There simply don't seem to be enough resources, though, that explain how Social Security actually works when you’re ready to...
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As a refresher, a reverse mortgage allows a homeowner to convert some of the equity in his or her home into cash or a line of credit available for spending (or to be used to eliminate a small primary mortgage and increase cash flow that...
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Getting caught in the rain without an umbrella may cost you a new outfit, but getting caught in the aftermath of an incident without an umbrella insurance policy could cost you way more! While an umbrella protects you from the elements, a personal umbrella insurance...
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