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29 Jun
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5 Strategies for Saving Taxes in Retirement

By Colleen Weber, CFP®, CPA

Retirement is a time to relax, enjoy the fruits of your labor, and savor the freedom that comes with no longer punching the clock. However, it’s also a period that requires careful financial planning to enjoy a comfortable and worry-free future. 

One crucial aspect of retirement planning is finding strategies to save on taxes. By implementing smart tax-saving techniques, you can maximize your income, preserve your savings, and enhance your overall financial well-being during your golden years. Let’s delve into the importance of saving taxes in retirement and how it can positively impact your financial stability.

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01 Jun
Is Investing in a Single Company Worth the Risk?

By Colleen Weber, CFP®, CPA 

You’ve probably heard the phrase “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” The more I’ve helped people manage their finances, the more I’ve seen how true this is. Most advisors will tell you that diversification is the best way to structure your investments, but what about that company that seems to be the next big thing? We want to get on the hype train and start buying up stocks in that company, right? But here’s the quite literal million-dollar question: How much stock from one company is safe to own? 

Now, there’s no easy answer to that question, but there’s no denying that when you concentrate your investments on an individual stock, the risk goes way up. Let me show you why.

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03 May
Friends and Family
Do Your Friends and Family Need Financial Guidance? We’re Here to Help.

By Colleen Weber, CFP®, CPA

The market has many people frustrated, and the economic forecast appears to be predicting more of the same. But just because the market isn’t performing well doesn’t mean your finances have to follow suit.

As our client, you understand this, and with a financial plan already in place, you no longer need to lose sleep over rising interest rates, inflation, or an impending recession. You know that working with a trusted financial advisor reduces the impact negative global events can have on your finances. 

The question is, could someone you know benefit from a partnership like this as well?

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11 Apr
Don't Let Your Emotions Control Your Wealth
Don’t Let Your Emotions Control Your Wealth

By Colleen Weber, CFP®, CPA

Our finances tell a story—and as every author knows, a good story has a well-developed beginning, middle, and end. 

But if you let emotions write your financial story, you could be in need of some revisions.

Whether we know it or not, we all subscribe to our own money script. Let’s take a look at what that means, how we can flip the script, and ultimately take emotions out of the equation.

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14 Mar
SVB & Signature Bank Collapsed: Why Banks Fail & How to Protect Your Savings

By Colleen Weber, CFP®, CPA

Banks play a vital role in the economy, providing individuals and businesses with access to cash, credit, and other financial services. Despite their importance, however, banks can fail. And when they do, the effects often cause panic in the wider economic environment. 

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13 Feb
2023-2_Don’t Pay More in Taxes Than You Should- These Are the Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
Don’t Pay More in Taxes Than You Should: These Are the Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

By Colleen Weber, CFP®, CPA

Tax season is here, and many are already feeling the stress that comes from sifting through the complexity of the tax code. However, with the right knowledge and resources, you can get the support you need to take advantage of available deductions and keep more of your hard-earned money. Read on for 6 of the most commonly overlooked deductions that can help you save on your tax return and put more in your pocket.

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09 Jan
2023-1_Getting Ready to Retire in 2024 - Read My 12-Month Checklist to Prepare
Getting Ready to Retire in 2024? Read My 12-Month Checklist to Prepare

By Colleen Weber, CFP®, CPA

Your moment of retirement has almost arrived! With only 12 months left until your official retirement date, you are nearing the finish line after years of hard work. What an accomplishment! It’s an exciting time of life, and yet, it’s important to remain focused to ensure your retirement plan goes as smoothly as possible. To support you through this transition, I’ve created a checklist of the key steps you need to make during this last year before financial freedom becomes real. Read on to utilize this checklist to keep you on track.

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13 Dec
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Wishing You Happy Holidays From Our Team!

By Colleen Weber, CFP®, CPA

Happy Holidays! After another year filled with volatility, I’ve never been more grateful to have clients like you. I appreciate your continued trust in me and the opportunity to provide an exceptional experience. It is my goal to help you feel confident in your future and prepared for whatever comes your way. I hope you’re able to ring in this holiday season with peace and joy, knowing that I’m watching out for you and your finances. 

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15 Nov
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If I Could Only Teach Two Financial Lessons

By Colleen Weber, CFP®, CPA

As both a Certified Public Accountant and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry, I’ve spent my entire professional career learning as much as I can to better serve my clients. Because of this, I often get asked about my top pieces of financial advice. Clients are usually surprised to hear that out of all the fancy investment vehicles, tax-planning strategies, and insurance products out there, my top two financial lessons have less to do with specific products or investments and much more to do with having the right mentality. So, if I could only pass on two pieces of financial advice, I would say: Drown out the noise and take emotions out of your financial plan

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18 Oct
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How to Reduce Capital Gains Tax

By Colleen Weber, CFP®, CPA

Capital gains can be an ugly phrase to most investors. But those gains are a positive for you; it means that an investment or asset you held and sold did well and earned you a profit. And as with any profit, the IRS will come calling. Today let’s discuss four strategies to help you minimize your capital gains taxes.

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