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How Much Time Is Left on Your Tape Measure?

How long do you expect to live? It’s a big question and many of us don’t like to think about it, but it’s an important question. In 2020, the average life expectancy for a man in the United States was 77.8 years. The average life expectancy for a woman was 80.5 years. To put your… View Article

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My Number is Black 17!

When I go to the casino, it’s by invitation only, usually for a birthday or some other celebration. Otherwise, it’s not somewhere I usually go.  Do I gamble when I do go? Absolutely! But I have a set amount of money with me. I know how much I’m risking and I take steps to assess… View Article

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Don’t Sink in the Swamp!

If the market goes up, we’re happy. If the market goes down, we try to stay ahead of it by riding it out, investing more, or ignoring it. Our grandparents had a much easier time. Many worked for a company, received a pension and Social Security, and maybe bought some stocks that paid a dividend…. View Article

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My Best Friend

2020, without a doubt, was a very unusual year. It wasn’t unusual just because of COVID-19 or the election, but something very unusual that stemmed from our clients. One of our current clients gave us the name and contact information of someone else he knew, and I asked him why he was giving us this… View Article

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Do You Believe in Dragons? Or Santa Claus?

Right now, it’s looking likely that Vice President Biden will become the new president on Jan. 20, 2021. And with Democrats losing House seats and not gaining anything in the Senate, many people will be watching the Georgia runoff election in January with anticipation. It may determine the balance of power in the Senate. Personally,… View Article

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Is Your Money Prepared for the Future?

As I write this, I do not yet know who won the election. Our country may be in turmoil as the votes are counted — or we may know exactly who is going to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the next four years. The important thing to understand is that it doesn’t really matter… View Article

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The Biden Win: What Could the Coming Months Look Like for Your Taxes?

It has been a year of many twists and turns. For the past couple of months, we have watched both President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Joe Biden prepare for the coming election. We watched as former Vice President Biden picked his running mate, which told us what path the Democratic Party is determined to… View Article

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