February 2017 Posts

  • Due Date Approaches for 2016 Federal Income Tax Returns

    Tax filing season is here again. If you haven't done so already, you'll want to start pulling things together — that includes getting your hands on a copy of last year's tax return and gathering W-2s, 1099s, and deduction records....
  • Why Diversification Matters

    When investing, particularly for long-term goals, there is one concept you will likely hear about over and over again — diversification. Why is diversification so important? ...
  • Why a Life Insurance Claim May Be Denied

    Life insurance can be an important financial tool for you and your family. For example, life insurance can help replace earnings that would cease upon your death. It can provide a legacy for your children or grandchildren, and can even be used to make a charitable gift after your death....
  • How can I prepare financially for stormy weather?

    Floods, tornadoes, torrential rain, lightning, and hail are common events in many parts of the country during the spring and may result in widespread damage. Severe weather often strikes with little warning, so take measures now to protect yourself and your property....
  • What are some tips for creating a home inventory?

    Imagine having to remember and describe every item in your home, especially after you've been the victim of a fire, theft, or natural disaster. Rather than relying on your memory, you may want to prepare a home inventory — a detailed record of all your personal property. This record can help substantiate an insurance claim, support a police report when items are stolen, or prove a loss to the IRS. Here are some tips to get started....
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