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Age Is More Than a Number, It’s a Milestone

Yes, it’s that time again. I have turned the wonderful age of 62. Now I get to ask that age-old Social Security question: Should I or should I not? At age 62, I am now eligible for Social Security benefits. I have to decide if I should begin taking them now or if I should… View Article

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Are Your Kids Ready for Retirement?

Think about the amount of time you’ve spent planning for retirement. Then, think about how much time you’ve put into planning your summer vacations. The crazy truth is that people spend more time planning their two-week vacation for the year than reviewing and planning for their retirement. When you think back to those family vacations… View Article

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Taxes, Your Accountant, and Your CPA

Ben Franklin famously said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” With tax day right around the corner on April 15, there are key pieces to your tax puzzle that you won’t want to miss! Keep these tips in mind as you prepare your taxes this month. First,… View Article

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What Green Beer Can Teach You About Your Retirement

Sometimes, we try something and end up loving it. Other times, we try something only to confirm that it leaves a bitter taste in our mouth. Alcohol is the latter for me. One year, my wife and I drank green beer for St. Patrick’s Day. Based on the photo alone, you might think I enjoy… View Article

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Communication and Commitment

Valentine’s Day is a special day for me, especially, because it marks the day I proposed to my wife. Although I didn’t propose until I was in my 30s, I actually fell in love with her much earlier than that — in the sixth grade. To this day, I still remember her blonde hair pulled… View Article

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Family and Finances

During the last week of December, I sit down to compare my life now to my life a year ago. I look at my investments and examine the good, the bad, and the ugly. I look ahead and ask myself, “What will happen in the financial future?” and, “What might change the track that I’m… View Article

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What It Means to Be a Community

With winter fully upon us, I can’t help but reminisce about the storm that hit us three years ago. It was four days before Christmas when it blew through, covering the state and part of Canada in ice. For nearly two weeks, the streets were dark, and houses were cold as workers struggled to return… View Article

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