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Coronavirus and the Markets Q&A: 5 Industry-Leading Voices on the Magnitude of the Downturn, What Investors Can Do and More

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Coronavirus and the Markets Q&A: 5 Industry-Leading Voices on the Magnitude of the Downturn, What Investors Can Do and More

We put together a roundtable discussion of investment experts across financial disciplines to give us some insight on the current markets. This group represents decades of experience in the fields of investment management and financial research and strategy.

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Under the Influence – Blessed to Have Been Raised by Grandparents

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Under the Influence – Blessed to Have Been Raised by Grandparents

By Shawndi Purselley, CFP®, CDFA®, Owner and Co-Founder, Wealth Advisor My mother was very young when I was born.  We lived at home with my grandparents and my aunts. 

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Coronavirus and the Market: Don’t Make Short-Term Panic Part of Your Long-Term Investments

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Coronavirus and the Market: Don’t Make Short-Term Panic Part of Your Long-Term Investments

While there is no way to fully predict what will happen next, it’s important to remember the goals of your investment portfolios. Long-term investments face volatility, and to pursue your long-term goals, it’s vital to not overreact to one day, one week or even one month of market movement.

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Answers to 3 Big Questions on Clients’ Minds

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Answers to 3 Big Questions on Clients’ Minds

I like every part of the presentation experience. Meeting the clients is motivating. I enjoy sharing what recently happened in markets, speaking to the current situation, and educating clients about future opportunities and risks. What I enjoy most is answering clients’ questions.

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Under the Influence:  Why Do We Ignore Our Need for Planning?

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Under the Influence: Why Do We Ignore Our Need for Planning?

By Shawndi Purselley, CFP®, CDFA®, Owner and Co-Founder, Wealth Advisor The road to financial fitness can be cumbersome and overwhelming.   To draw an analogy, physical fitness is much like financial fitness.  The advice given to someone seeking physical wellness is very similar to advice I would give to someone seeking financial wellness.  I realized this after my own challenges with both.  How do you begin, continue, maintain and thrive when it comes to financial and physical fitness?

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How a Donor-Advised Fund Can Help Your Charitable Giving

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How a Donor-Advised Fund Can Help Your Charitable Giving

Giving is an important part of our society. It provides us the opportunity to support causes we believe in and make a positive impact. Giving isn’t always about donating money. It can also include volunteering time or donating goods and resources. Here are some examples of the impact:

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How to Use a Trust as a Financial Planning Tool

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How to Use a Trust as a Financial Planning Tool

Clients frequently ask whether they should leave their assets in a trust. It depends. Of course, if your net worth exceeds $11 million, putting your assets in specific types of trusts can be helpful for federal estate tax issues. However, for most Americans, federal estate taxes will not be a major concern.

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How Your Employee Benefits Fit into Your Financial Plan

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How Your Employee Benefits Fit into Your Financial Plan

Your Health Savings Account (HSA) is a cornerstone of your benefits planning. The money is triple tax-advantaged – contributions, growth and withdrawals for qualified expenses are not taxed. This account is like nothing else, and you need to take full advantage of it. 

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In the SECURE Act Era, You’ll Need a New Retirement Strategy. Roth Conversions Could Be It.

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In the SECURE Act Era, You’ll Need a New Retirement Strategy. Roth Conversions Could Be It.

But when the SECURE Act goes into effect – expected on Jan. 1, 2020 – beneficiaries will have to fully distribute taxable accounts within 10 years of the account holder’s death. That could push your loved ones into a higher tax bracket.

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Under the Influence- Forced to Save My Allowance!

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Under the Influence- Forced to Save My Allowance!

By Shawndi Purselley, CFP®, CDFA® As I’ve mentioned before, I lived most of my adolescence with my grandparents.  My grandfather Glen only had a 5th grade education.  However, he managed to own and run his own air conditioning and heating business.  We weren’t well off by any means, but we survived.  Even though my grandparents didn’t save well for their retirement years, Glen did teach me a fundamental lesson about saving money. 

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