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Beyond the 401k: The “Where to Invest Next” Order of Operations
Beyond the 401k: The “Where to Invest Next” Order of Operations
Sheena Hanson, 25 Jan 2024
The goal of retirement is to live out your golden years in comfort, correct? Then it’s critical to make the most of your retirement savings strategy. And for many, contributing to an employer-sponsored 401k plan […]
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Should Couples Retire Together or Separately?
Should Couples Retire Together or Separately?
Sheena Hanson, 27 Dec 2023
After spending decades working hard and earning paychecks, it seems like a given that a married couple would want to sail off into the sunset to enjoy their new enriching life together. However, it may […]
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A Financial Wellness Check: Preparing for a Prosperous New Year
A Financial Wellness Check: Preparing for a Prosperous New Year
Sheena Hanson, 19 Dec 2023
As we approach the end of the year, there is no more critical time for planning your finances. It’s your last opportunity to review where you are with your 2023 goals and your best opportunity […]
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Credit Freeze: What is it and When Does it Makes Sense?
Credit Freeze: What is it and When Does it Makes Sense?
Sheena Hanson, 29 Nov 2023
If you’ve applied for credit or a job, you know how essential your credit report is. Lenders rely heavily on them for evaluating your financial history to determine if you qualify for a loan or […]
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Using Tax-Loss Harvesting to Minimize Capital Gains Taxes
Using Tax-Loss Harvesting to Minimize Capital Gains Taxes
Sheena Hanson, 9 Nov 2023
So far, in 2023, investors are enduring a bit of a roller coaster ride, with stocks producing gains through mid-year and sliding into losses toward yearend. While stock market downturns are inevitable, there’s no way […]
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10 Benefits of Dollar Cost Averaging
10 Benefits of Dollar Cost Averaging
Sheena Hanson, 19 Oct 2023
Concerns about volatility and competing demands for your money can make investing challenging. Dollar cost averaging (DCA) is an investment strategy where you invest a fixed amount of money at regular intervals, regardless of the […]
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