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    Provide Parents Help While Taking Care of Yourself

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    Provide Parents Help While Taking Care of Yourself

    Beth Schanou, Senior Wealth Planner   Finances can be difficult to talk about – especially with your parents when they need your financial help.

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    Planning for the Rising Cost of Dependent and Child Care

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    Planning for the Rising Cost of Dependent and Child Care

    Kevin Oleszewski, Senior Wealth Planner For many parents, childcare can be their biggest monthly expense, and rising inflation hasn’t helped matters. Add in the cost of caring for aging parents? You’re likely spending a fortune on care.

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    Tax Planning in Retirement: Strategies to Minimize Taxes When You Retire

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    Tax Planning in Retirement: Strategies to Minimize Taxes When You Retire

    Karl Strube, Senior Tax Planner The transition from employment to retirement can be complex. For decades, you received either a regular paycheck or earnings from self-employment, and now that will slow or stop. To compound that, you’ll be taking money out of all these accounts after putting …

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    Proactive Tax Planning Starts with Goals

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    Proactive Tax Planning Starts with Goals

    All planning – but especially tax planning – should line up with your goals. You should never do anything solely because you’re going to get a tax benefit. Rather, you should always do things that tie back to your goals, with tax benefits being an added bonus.

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    Trends to Watch Out for in Q1 2022

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    Trends to Watch Out for in Q1 2022

    We’re in a pretty interesting juncture in the markets. As we kick off the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the omicron variant is spreading across the country.

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    The Opportunity in Change: How Changing Goals Change Financial Plans

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    The Opportunity in Change: How Changing Goals Change Financial Plans

    During the pandemic, my family moved into a new house. We weren’t planning on moving, but that didn’t stop us from participating in the pandemic housing boom. But we did so at a time where the kids weren’t yet out of school, so for about three weeks, we owned two homes. Instead of having to …

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    Expand Your Charitable Reach

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    Expand Your Charitable Reach

    As a kid, Zachary Conway’s financial advisor father tried to instill good savings and charitable habits. Conway, founder and CEO of Seeds Investor, recently told the Framework podcast team about how that worked. When he got his monthly allowance, he divided it up among several containers: o …

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    Yes, You Can Make a Solid Long-Term Care Plan. Here’s How and Why It’s Important

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    Yes, You Can Make a Solid Long-Term Care Plan. Here’s How and Why It’s Important

    In today’s world it’s fair to say that most reasonable people believe that they are going to live a long life, and, when you live a long life, it’s also fair to say that sooner or later at some point, we’re going to need some form of care.

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    Most Changes to Personal Taxes, Retirement Plans Dropped from Build Back Better Act

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    Most Changes to Personal Taxes, Retirement Plans Dropped from Build Back Better Act

    By Jamie Hopkins In September, I covered the proposed tax plan released by Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee, which would help pay for the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act through changes to corporate, personal and other taxes, as well as retirement plans.

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    Breaking Down the Basics of ISOs

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    Breaking Down the Basics of ISOs

    Companies have several tools they can deploy in order to retain top talent, and one that is gaining traction is incentive stock options, or ISOs. Much like non-qualified stock options (NSOs), ISOs are a form of equity compensation in private or public companies.

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