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4 Biggest Risks Facing High Net Worth Individuals

If you’re like most high-net-worth individuals, you’ve worked hard to get to where you are. Accumulating wealth rarely happens overnight, and you’re probably growing toward an even more abundant future. As you continue on that path, it’s important… more

Take Advantage of the Sweet Spot for Roth IRA Conversions

Roth IRAs have been around for more than 20 years now. Which is long enough, it would seem, for retirement savers to have heard about the tax benefits they offer. Yet, many Americans still aren’t using a Roth… more

5 Retirement Planning Tips for Your 50s

If you’re in your 50s, chances are you’re on the home stretch of your working years and looking ahead to retirement. As you get closer to leaving the workforce, it’s a great time to take stock of your… more

From Startups to the Stock Market: How Women are Revolutionizing Investing

The gender investing gap is real—and a lack of confidence may have something to do with it. Many women assume that they lack the skills and knowledge to invest. While research does suggest that women are less confident… more

4 Simple Ways Couples Can Get Financially Aligned

There’s no secret recipe for a healthy relationship, but experts say that emotional responsiveness is a huge factor. At the end of the day, we want to feel like our partner is there for us and responding to… more

Good News: SECURE Act 2.0 Can Help You Save More for Retirement

The way you approach retirement saving may be changing, thanks to a new spending bill that was recently signed into law. The Securing a Strong Retirement Act (SECURE 2.0) builds on the SECURE Act of 2019. It introduces… more

Smart Money Moves for Women in 2023

It can sometimes feel like the financial deck is stacked against women. We earn 82 cents for every dollar a man makes, according to a recent PayScale report. A woman’s income and ability to save for retirement may… more

Year-End Financial Checklist: 7 Planning Tips as We Wrap Up 2022

There’s no sugar-coating it: 2022 has been a challenging year financially for many Americans. And though inflation appears to be cooling as we wrap up the year, 2023 remains a question mark. Which is why it’s more important… more

Retirement Program Soon Mandatory for NY Small Business Owners

If you run a small business in New York, your company’s retirement savings program could be changing in the near future. The New York State Secure Choice Savings Program (SCSP) has been available to employers on a voluntary… more