Side Letter of Instruction Defined

Side Letter of Instruction Defined

If you’re wondering what a side letter of instruction is, you’re not alone. To help you understand what this term really means, I want you to consider the following story: Imagine a husband and wife who have been married several years. Like many couples, only one spouse has taken a big interest in the household…
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How to Prioritize Financial Freedom

How to Prioritize Financial Freedom

For some people, the idea that money = freedom is absurd. Some may even be offended by the idea. Or perhaps enraged. Why such strong feelings? People can have complicated feelings about money. And they may even see their financial success or failure as part of their character. So, when you mention the fact that…
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How to Lower Taxes in Retirement

How to Lower Taxes in Retirement

Recently, a new client visited our office. He had a good problem to have; he had saved too much money! With most of his money in a traditional IRA account, he was worried about the taxes. He came to us wanting to know how to lower taxes in retirement. Fortunately, there are many ways to lighten taxes in…
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Dividend Investing Defined (& 5 Reasons To Stay Away)

Dividend Investing Defined (& 5 Reasons To Stay Away)

If you pay attention to financial pundits and money blogs, you have probably heard at least a handful of “experts” praise dividend investing. Let’s define dividend investing. Simply put, “dividend investing” is investing in companies that make regular cash payments to their investors. Some dividend investors roll this cash back into their investment. This allows…
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