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Why Exit Planning is Good Business

 

We have all heard the adage that most businesses do not survive to the third and fourth generation.

 

If that is indeed the case, then what is your pharmacy’s ‘transition of care’ plan?

 

5 Tips to Become a 401(k)/403(b) Millionaire

If you’ve ever read this blog before you know I’m a huge fan of the book, The Millionaire Next Door. Written in the mid ‘90s the authors sought out the rich in the U.S. to learn how they became wealthy. To their surprise, they learned that most were ordinary working professionals who lived beneath their means, saved with a purpose and became wealthy the old-fashioned way: steadily, over many years. Since most of us accumulate our wealth through our 401(k)s or 403(b)s, here are 5 tips to maximize the value of those accounts:

Wise Money: Disciplined Action

Three months ago in my last letter I wrote about ‘anti-fragility’: that the downturn we experienced in the stock market at the end of 2018, while upsetting, was NOT the end of the world. It was an occasion to review our portfolio and get better.

 

Where are we now?

The Planner's Perspective: Overwhelmed by Options

By Paul Morrone CFP®, CPA/PFS, MSA

The term ‘stock options’ is kind of a catch-all to describe a form of incentive compensation usually awarded to a select group of highly compensated employees. Options can come in many forms, which is why there is often a lot of confusion surrounding stock as a form of compensation and what it means to the person receiving it from an ownership and tax standpoint. There are numerous articles which cover these two items in detail, but what is often unaddressed is the financial planning impact of having stock options and what it means from risk, income and asset allocation perspective (the ‘big picture’ stuff).

It’s Never Too Late to Save

Retirement can sneak up on you.

At one time, it seemed like a lifetime away, now it may be just around the corner. At one time you planned on working forever, but now you can admit that the thought of retiring has its benefits.  Perhaps you’ve found yourself daydreaming about a little cabin on a lake, or a small home in the mountains. You may have even entertained the notion of becoming an expatriate and retiring overseas. While these daydreams can certainly be pleasant, you’re also facing the reality that at the age of 50, you’ve done little to save for retirement.

Video: 6 Easy Organization Tips to Take Time off of Taxes

With April 15th approaching, it seems like everyone's attention has turned to one thing: TAXES.

As the saying goes there are two things that are inevitable: death and taxes.

 

It's Never Too Late to Save!

Retirement can sneak up on you.

How to Save Money, When Saving Seems Impossible

Nearly every day, we’re told that saving is the key to financial success. But for many, living paycheck to paycheck isn’t just unavoidable but a reality faced every month. But there is hope, and there are many easy to use tools to help you make your financial goals a reality.

The Planner's Perspective: Don't Assume Your Tax Documents Are Accurate

By Paul Morrone CFP®, CPA/PFS, MSA

There is a common misconception among taxpayers that just because their tax documents were generated by their employer, the government, or a financial institution that the facts and figures presented on those documents are complete and accurate. Any seasoned tax preparer will tell you that this is far from the case, and in fact, it is not uncommon for there to be material errors in the documents that you receive that can adversely affect your return. It is important to remember that while these documents may be printed by computers, there is generally a human element somewhere in the process of inputting, summarizing and submitting the data which leaves plenty of room for mistakes.

Retirement or College Savings - Which First?

The term “sandwich generation” commonly refers to those people who are caring for aging parents and their children at the same time. Today, I introduce a new term – The Financial Sandwich Generation.

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