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What is the Difference Between a Will & Trust?

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What is the Difference Between a Will & Trust?

Published by Beth Schanou, Director of Wealth & Estate Planning Estate plans can be structured differently depending on a person’s situation and intentions.  What is the difference between a will and a trust? A will and a trust are separate documents to pass assets to heirs after death, but they are administered differently and have varying advantages.

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Back 2 Basics

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Back 2 Basics

Check out this infographic for 12 Simple Financial Tips that are important to remember but easy to forget! Click here to open fullscreen

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Disciplined Investment Process

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Disciplined Investment Process

As an investor are you following a disciplined investment process or are you lacking a measurable strategy in your investment decisions? Consider your long-term investment objectives. As the markets go up and down, it can be challenging to keep your emotions in check if you are not following a defined, repeatable process. The key is to stay true to your process rather than chasing fads. These key tenants can help you follow a disciplined investment process and remove emotional decisions to help you stick to your long-term objectives. Click here to open fullscreen

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4 Challenges During Retirement

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4 Challenges During Retirement

No matter how well-prepared you may feel for life in retirement, none of us is immune to the challenges presented by market volatility, rising taxes and inflation and longevity. Fluctuations in the financial markets, interest rates and the value of the dollar affect the price of the goods and services you use, which in turn has a direct impact on your wallet. The good news is that with proper planning you can develop strategies to minimize the following risk factors that threaten to erode your income in retirement. Click here to open fullscreen

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Understanding 529 Plans

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Understanding 529 Plans

Named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, 529 plans are investment accounts used to pay for a beneficiary’s college expenses and are usually opened many years before the beneficiary reaches college age. Check out this infographic for some interesting statistics about 529 Plans. Click here to open fullscreen

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We’re Buying Pieces of Companies

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We’re Buying Pieces of Companies

“I think you have to learn that there’s a company behind every stock, and that there’s only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies going from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.” – Peter Lynch

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Retirement Planning

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Retirement Planning

Retirement planning is an essential factor in your overall financial well-being. Check out our infographic on retirement planning – these stats may surprise you. Are you prepared? Click here to open fullscreen

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Social Security

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Social Security

You’ve worked hard for your Social Security. Now, it’s important to understand how to maximize your Social Security by incorporating the correct strategy for you into your wealth plan. Check out our infographic for important facts you should consider to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits. Click here to open fullscreen

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10 Questions to Ask Your Advisor

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10 Questions to Ask Your Advisor

We’re on a mission to deliver trust, transparency and accountability to clients. As your trusted advisor, we equip you with the tools you need to make educated decisions regarding your financial future. To start, we have listed 10 Important Questions That Each Investor Should Ask Their Wealth Advisor. Click here to open fullscreen

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A Life Defined Starts Here

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A Life Defined Starts Here

Many people set goals, yet on average they only attempt them less than once. Those who do reach their goals attribute their success to setting tangible, measurable objectives – and pursuing them with focus and determination, even when faced with challenges. Click here to open fullscreen

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