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Sun, Fun—And No Taxes? Set Your Goals Before Retirement

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Sun, Fun—And No Taxes? Set Your Goals Before Retirement

During our wealth-planning process, it is important to understand each client's financial goals during retirement so that we can develop a personalized plan designed to meet his or her long-term goals and objectives, both financial and non-financial.

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The (True) Cost of Investing: Why Fee Transparency is Critical to Determining Underlying Investment Value

While investment fees and expenses are required to be disclosed through investment prospectuses, layers of complexity, financial jargon and “hidden” fees can make it difficult for investors to understand the true underlying investment costs and the impact expenses have on their investment returns.

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Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary?

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Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary?

President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of fiduciary standards for financial advisors could have significant implications for the investment industry. Said differently, the president is pushing to require financial advisors to put the client’s needs before their own. That’s right. Your advisor may not have your best interests in mind.

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Sushi and the Art of Stockpicking

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Sushi and the Art of Stockpicking

Published by Rob Furlong Every year around the Oscars I remember that between two kids, a career and countless other commitments, I haven’t seen any movies since, well, the same time last year. This leads to a week of late-night binge watching, usually of movies that have lingered in my Netflix queue for years.

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5 Ways To Make It Easy

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5 Ways To Make It Easy

Published by Paul West I was listening to the great Eagles song, Take it Easy, on iTunes Radio recently. The song made me reflect and think about what clients want to feel from the services provided by their Wealth Advisor and advisory firm.

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The Mutual Fund Fees We Don’t Talk About

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The Mutual Fund Fees We Don’t Talk About

Mutual fund fees are often discussed, but not fully appreciated by many investors. The ultimate cost of owning a fund is far greater than what meets the eye. This is primarily due to two reasons. First, only about a third of the total cost is reported by the expense ratio. Other hidden fees can more than triple this explicit expense.

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Is Your Advisor A Fiduciary?

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Is Your Advisor A Fiduciary?

A fiduciary is an advisor whom is required to make decisions in your best interest and is not conflicted by fees he or she receives when giving financial advice. Watch this video for important tips that may help you determine if your advisor is a fiduciary.

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Understanding the Fiduciary Duties of a Trustee

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Understanding the Fiduciary Duties of a Trustee

If you have been named as Trustee or Successor Trustee of another’s Irrevocable Trust, you may be wondering what exactly the role entails. For Successor Trustees, your duties will not begin until the current Trustee is no longer able or willing to perform in that capacity.

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We’re Buying Pieces of Companies

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We’re Buying Pieces of Companies

“I think you have to learn that there’s a company behind every stock, and that there’s only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies going from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.” – Peter Lynch

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The Future of Energy Stocks

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The Future of Energy Stocks

Published by Jake Bleicher The price of oil has been cut in half since June when West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was selling at $107 per barrel. The excitement has provided ample fodder for industry analysts and media journalists to speculate about future prices. Some of the leading soothsayers have developed intricate models in order to predict exactly when prices will recover.

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