14 Oct

Expectations

October 14, 2016Printer-Friendly VersionEvery four years we elect a new President. Every four years the most gifted athletes in the world compete in the Olympic Games. I don’t know about you, but this election cycle is driving me crazy! So why don’t we talk about the Olympics instead. Meet Clayton Murphy. Just 21 years old, Murphy earned a bronze medal in the 800 meters this past summer in Rio. It was the first time an American has medaled in the 800 meters since 1992. He finished in a time of 1:42.93, which was the third-fastest American time ever and faster than his previous personal reco…

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24 Jun

Estate Planning For Everyone

June 24, 2015 Printer-Friendly Version A common misconception is that the term “Estate Planning” is only reserved for the wealthy or the “1%-ers”. However, everyone should have a plan for their estate because everyone will eventually have an estate for someone to manage. There are a few essential documents that everyone should have in their estate plan. In many cases, these documents are easy to prepare and rather in-expensive. Will The Last Will & Testament is the most common document used by individuals to pass property and assets upon death. You’ll designate beneficiaries and appoint an executor to carry out your legal and financ…

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15 Aug

College Savings Choices

August 27, 2014Printer-Friendly Version As summer fades into fall, it’s back to school time for many kids across the nation. Amidst busy preparations, saving for college sometimes gets lost. However, one of the largest out of pocket expenses for families is college tuition. The average cost of sending a child to a 4-year school can be anywhere from $23,000 to $45,000 per year. Unfortunately, while the cost of living as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has risen by 3.66% annually since 1978, college tuition costs have been rising much faster! Since the data was first recorded in 1978, college tuition and fees have ri…

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