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November 2019 Monthly Recap

Don’t Forget to Set Your Clocks Back! Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, and it is time to “fall” back. Don’t forget to adjust your clocks back one hour on Nov. 3 at 2 a.m. and enjoy an extra hour of sleep!     Is Now The Time to Refinance?  If you have been considering …

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Roth 5 Year Waiting Period Rules

There are some unclear and misunderstood rules that exist for ROTH IRA distributions. Qualified Distributions, which are both tax and penalty free, are distributions that occur 5 years after the first Roth IRA account is established, and the account holder is over age 59.5. For all other distributions, unless there is an exception, distributions may …

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What are Continuing Care Retirement Communities?

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are living arrangements that combine independent living, assisted living, and nursing home care on a single campus. CCRCs offer residents a continuum of care throughout their lives. Typically, you enter a CCRC as a resident of an independent housing unit, which may be a condominium, apartment, or single-family home. When …

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Tips for Managing Your Holiday Spending

Like almost everything else these days, the holidays have become a barrage of options and choices, with nearly limitless opportunities to overspend. Here are some tips to help you make sure your family’s spending remains in check this holiday season. Develop a spending strategy First and foremost, develop a budget. Involving family members will help you establish …

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Ten Year-End Tax Tips for 2019

Here are 10 things to consider as you weigh potential tax moves between now and the end of the year. 1. Set aside time to plan Effective planning requires that you have a good understanding of your current tax situation, as well as a reasonable estimate of how your circumstances might change next year. There’s …

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