Micro-managing every little detail as you prepare for your income-tax filing may not be your idea of a good time. In fact, just thinking about filing taxes is enough to cause stress to many of us. But if you honor the three tips to help reduce your taxes that we introduced to our clients, Christel [...]
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When we hear the word “recipe,” most of us think of food. And now that the summer season is here, foods with fresh ingredients are abundant–a welcome and nutritious change. But we can also apply the friendly term “recipe” to our portfolio asset allocation, recognizing that our portfolio ingredients are likely to be stocks, bonds [...]
Take a look to be sure you are using these three easy steps to protect yourself from cyber-fraud.
Bizzie, a thoughtful and practical woman who has carefully cultivated her legal consulting practice for decades, is married to a high school music teacher and has one son–a teenager soon to complete his senior year and head off to college. Our story begins when Bizzie inherits a substantial amount of money following the sudden death [...]
Cyber-fraud is on everyone’s minds these days. For instance, we probably all know of someone who was scammed through their email. A common and all-too-effective ploy is for a hacker to send an urgent and alarming email of distress–from a loved one–requesting that money be sent immediately. A good friend of mine responded to one [...]
We spend most of our lives working and saving so that at some point we will have the financial freedom to step away from the grind and do something else. Do you know if you are on track for financial security throughout retirement? Just posing this question reminds me of our clients Brent and Wanda. When we [...]
2017 is well underway and it is time to accelerate the implementation of your tax savings strategies, before spring arrives on Monday, March 20th. A key step for maximizing your savings this year is to take advantage of opportunities to reduce your taxable income in the months ahead. Whether you are a business owner or [...]
There is no time like the beginning of a new year to renew your savings goals to maintain your financial security. Take a look at our video What’s Your Number? for tips you can use.
When I established my holistic financial planning firm in 2000, I was advised by colleagues to avoid using the word “holistic” to describe Entrust Financial’s services. “It sounds too new age,” they said, “Like you are reading taro cards or something. It just doesn’t sound like you are offering rigorous financial and investment advice.” I [...]
You can instill a sense of gratitude and generosity in even the youngest children by teaching them to share with others, beyond the immediate family. For instance, a great place to start is to encourage your kids to volunteer their time or share a portion of their allowance with the causes they love. Strategies for transforming [...]