Make the Most Out of Your Tax Refund

  A tax refund is not a bonus, but people often treat it that way. In reality, your tax refund is a reimbursement from the government for withholding too much of your income. The average federal tax refund this year will exceed $3,000. Before making a reservation at the nicest restaurant … [Read more...]

Millennial Millionaires? A Financial Advisor Could Help You Join The Ranks.

  Millennials, or young adults under the age of 35, may not feel they’re on a career trajectory toward becoming a millionaire. However, with careful planning and advising, many millenials can obtain this goal and set aside a comfy nest egg for adulthood and retirement. The key is … [Read more...]

Retirement Income Payment Plans – Choose Wisely

If you are getting ready to retire,  you may find yourself faced with the question of how you should receive income payments – in increments or all at once. Most people end up choosing steady payments, or "life annuity".  Having that steady income can make for less stress than taking a big lump … [Read more...]

Donating to a Non-Profit Organization: How to avoid getting scammed

Considering donating to a non-profit organization?  Don’t let fraudsters take advantage of your desire to help, through dirty tactics such as emotional appeals. Exercising a little caution will protect you against scammers who are trying to cheat you. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when … [Read more...]