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What Kind of Investor Are You?

What Kind of Investor Are You?

One of the defining moments of 2021 is the mania that surrounded the trading of GameStop stock, Robinhood, and the WallStreetBets Reddit group that led the charge.  For those of you not too familiar with it, you can click here to find out more.

What this shows is that when it comes to investing, not everyone is playing the same game.   When making the decision to buy shares of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs or some other kinds of securities like options and puts, it is helpful to know what kind of investor you are.  If you know this, then you can better invest in alignment with what you are trying to accomplish

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Benefits For Business Owners

Benefits For Business Owners

New legislation means new benefits for business owners! In addition to opening the availability of new loan funds, the Consolidated Appropriations Act passed in December gives small business owners a host of benefits that the original CARES Act did not cover.

The biggest news of this new Act is the clarifying legislation around deductions of purchases made with PPP money. Purchases made with PPP money are eligible for deduction, potentially saving you thousands on taxes.    

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Don’t Sabotage Your Finances

Don’t Sabotage Your Finances

How to avoid being your own worst enemy when it comes to your money and long term goals.

We all want to be better off, right?  Ideally, we would always make decisions that result in our best interest and help us reach our goals.  However, I think we know that isn’t always true.  Sometimes people sabotage themselves – eating that extra doughnut, hitting the snooze button when we are supposed to work out, letting Netflix keep playing the next episode, the list can go on and on.  Why we do this usually has to do with short term wants over long term well-being.   

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Are Traditional 401(k) Plans Obsolete?

Are Traditional 401(k) Plans Obsolete?

Given the new tax rules and rates, it may be time to reconsider your retirement plan options

There are many financial rules of them (don’t spend more than you earn, save 20% of your income, etc.) with one of big ones being to put money away in a pre-tax 401(k) if your work offers one.  The main incentive to do so is that these accounts have tax advantages – some of your earnings go in tax free, it grows tax free, and you then pay taxes later when you take withdrawals at hopefully a lower rate.

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Three Things to Do TODAY to S-T-R-E-T-C-H Your Money During the Pandemic

Three Things to Do TODAY to S-T-R-E-T-C-H Your Money During the Pandemic

Whether it’s a job loss, layoff, or furlough, the quicker you start making changes, the better. Acting quickly ensures you can continue meeting today’s expenses without accruing further debt and will allow you to keep on-track for your retirement goals.

  1. Get your mindset right.
    1. Even if the loss seems insignificant at first- a 10% pay cut or reduction in 401(k) matching - it can be just as damaging to your finances. As soon as you find out you will be experiencing a reduction in your income, start thinking about how you can spend less.
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