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Sudden Wealth – Dream Come True or Nightmare?

Would you like to win the lottery? Receive a large inheritance? Receive a multimillion dollar sports contract? For many, sudden wealth ends up closer to a nightmare than a dream. Avoid these common sudden wealth mistakes!

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3 Biggest Risks Facing Your Investment Plan

When thinking of investment risk, market risk is just one type of risk to address. What else should you consider? Here are three risks you should account for in your investment plan.

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5 Tips to Avoid Common S Corporation Mistakes

The S Corporation has become one of the most popular entities for small business owners because it offers many of the protections of incorporation without being subject to some of taxes faced by other kinds of companies. But with all its benefits, we find a few mistakes that many business owners make. We collaborated with Chet Syversen, owner of Curated Accounting, to bring you 5 tips to avoid these common mistakes.

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529 Plans – Taxes, Estate Planning, and Funding College

Paying for college isn’t cheap and it’s not getting cheaper, whether you’re planning for kids or grandkids. Here’s why a 529 plan is a great first step toward making sure your children or grandchildren can achieve their educational aspirations.

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I’m 72 and Don’t Need My RMDs…What Should I Do?

6 ways to use required IRA and 401(k) distributions you don’t need to save taxes and make an impact on loved ones and causes you care about.

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Investing vs. Speculating and Why it Matters

All investments involve risk but not all risks are equal. Are you investing or speculating? Both have a place but come with different risks and outcomes. What are the differences and how can you place each one properly in your plan?

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