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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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6 Keys to Successful Investing

What separates successful investment strategies from those that fail? It’s usually not expert stock picking or timing the market – it’s leveraging what you control to your advantage. There are some things we don’t control: the market, tax laws, and inflation rates. But there are many things we do control: saving, spending, and sticking to your investment strategies. These 6 steps can help build an investment strategy based on what you can control.

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3 Tips to Maximize Your HSA

Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs, can be a great way to pay for healthcare expenses and save taxes. And, with these 3 tips, you can significantly increase your HSA’s impact.

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Case Studies – Which Assets to Spend & Which to Pass On

Part two in our What to Spend & What to Pass On series – three case studies to demonstrate how to apply these principles with a variety of primary objectives.

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