Archive - 2021

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What is Your Long-Term Investment Strategy?
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FAQ: Bitcoin 101
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How Gen X Can Start Off 2021 On Good Financial Footing
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Will You Have to Pay Taxes on Stimulus Money?
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How to Become Financially Fit in 2021

What is Your Long-Term Investment Strategy?

We don’t have tips on that one thing you absolutely must invest in because everyone knows it is sure to bring big returns. Your investment choices depend on a number of factors including: how much you have to invest, your age, your tolerance for risk, and your values.

What we can do is look at some trends for the upcoming year. According to Kiplinger.com, big-name tech companies may not be leading as they have in the past. You don’t have to get rid of stock in large tech companies, however. You should consider looking at smaller companies in emerging …

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FAQ: Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin, and more broadly cryptocurrencies, are seeing increasing news coverage. This has left many wondering: “What is bitcoin and how does it work?” For those trying to better understand bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, here’s our understanding on a handful of frequently asked questions:

What is bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a digital “currency” that can be used to purchase goods and services (only at select locations, for now), or held as a store of speculative value. There are many differences between bitcoin and traditional currency, but the principal difference is that bitcoin is not issued by a government or regulated by a government …

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How Gen X Can Start Off 2021 On Good Financial Footing

As the song of 2020 fades out, (cue the rapturous applause) a new melody is just beginning. Dust off your tuner and warm up those pipes because 2021 is officially here. How can Gen X start the new year in tune?

Today, we’re going to look at the top ways the generation that wears many hats can prioritize their financial wellbeing in the new year.

1. Keep debt in check

Gen X notoriously carries the most generational debt, outpacing both Boomers and Millennials. Experian found that on average a Gen X individual carries over $134,000 in debt, nearly $41,000 above …

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Will You Have to Pay Taxes on Stimulus Money?

If you are someone who has received or will receive a stimulus check from the federal government, you may be concerned that you will need to pay taxes on those funds in the future. Kiplinger.com addresses that and a few other related tax issues in “Is Your Stimulus Check Taxable?” 

Although we are taxed on income, there are no taxes on the stimulus checks because “As it turns out, your stimulus check isn’t “income” after all, according to the law. Instead, it’s simply an advance payment of a tax credit. And tax credits aren’t taxable income.” This is …

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How to Become Financially Fit in 2021

by Christina Slavonik, CFP(R) Oh, yes!  It’s that time of year again! It’s time to list out resolutions or goals that we would like to accomplish this year.  There may be some “rollovers” from 2020!  One important resolution to add to your list is to be financially fit.  It’s not something that happens overnight, but […]… Read More

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