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Due Date Approaches for 2016 Federal Income Tax Returns

Posted on: February 20th, 2017
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

Posted on: February 18th, 2017
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

Posted on: February 15th, 2017
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?

Posted on: February 13th, 2017
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?

Posted on: February 9th, 2017
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....

Understanding the Tax Consequences of Inheriting a Roth IRA

Posted on: September 1st, 2016
Passing down a Roth IRA can seem like a good idea, but it doesn't always make the most sense. Before converting a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA to benefit your heirs, you should consider the tax consequences....
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