Feb
12

What is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) Professional?

What is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional? The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional designation is the only financial planning certification that requires financial planners to put the needs of their clients ahead of their own. Financial planners who earn the CFP® designation meet rigorous standards of professionalism and ethics, and are required to uphold the values […]

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Oct
12

Real Estate – Is it a Good Investment?

posted on October 12th 2015 in Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

For many investors, the lure of real estate is, well… real. You’ve heard “get-rich-quick” success stories; you’ve done a bit of research; you’ve heard from your friend, the real estate agent, that its the best investment around. We’ll tell you right off the bat: to an agent, real estate is always a good investment. Does […]

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Sep
24

Estate Planning Protects the People You Love

posted on September 24th 2015 in Your Family with 0 Comments

There is a common misconception that estate planning is only for the very wealthy or much older generations. Perhaps the traditional diction used, “estate planning” is the culprit for much of these misconceptions, because most of us may not think of ourselves as having an “estate”. The truth is that anyone can have an estate […]

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Apr
06

An American Retirement Crisis? By Charles L. Stanley CFP® ChFC® AIF®

                  The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) recently released a public opinion research report that found that an overwhelming majority of Americans – 86 percent – believe the nation faces a retirement crisis. Some of the findings are: Some 86% of respondents agree that the nation […]

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May
23

For the Solo Entrepreneur, a SEP-IRA, or a Solo 401 (k)

For the successful solo business person with no employees, but maybe a spouse, choosing the best option for retirement savings is important.  You want to be able to set aside the greatest amount with the options that are important to you.  People in this category are often consultants or solo professional practitioners of some sort. […]

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Nov
01

Should You Make Your Year-End Charitable Gifts From Your IRA?

by Charles L Stanley CFP® ChFC® AIF® When entering retirement, having a big, fat IRA feels good. It provides a certain sense of security —and that’s a good thing. However, when you consider estate planning for a family with a taxable estate in excess of $5.25 million, that big, fat IRA is a horrible asset […]

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