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Why Solo Practitioners Should Not Forget About Business Overhead Expense Insurance

by Ray Sagner on Jul 16, 2020

At 36 years old, Jennifer had it all – a growing practice, 3 excellent employees and a beautiful suite in a new medical complex. Having spent considerable time planning her future, she also had everything in place to save and manage her money tax efficiently, and she still owned the individual disability policy she has had since residency. Yes, she had it all – except one thing: She didn’t have any business overhead expense insurance (BOE). Unfortunately, it wasn’t until she needed it that she realized how important it was to securing her future.

3 Reasons Why a Financial Professional is Better than the Do-It-Yourself Approach

by Ray Sagner on Jul 9, 2020

 

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When it comes to managing your personal finances, paying someone else to decide where to put your money may feel counter-intuitive. After all, who knows and understands your financial needs and goals better than you? Well, the truth is that a financial professional is far better suited to the task.

9 Important Details about Early Retirement Plan Rollovers

by Ray Sagner on Jul 2, 2020

You’re probably aware that there are many options for retirement planning including 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, and more. Some of the more common plans are employer-sponsored ones like 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and 457(b)s. These arrangements have higher contribution limits and let employees save for retirement on a post-tax or a tax-deferred basis, which is more typical.

Retirement Success

by Ray Sagner on Jun 25, 2020

 

 

Retirement can invoke a mix of conflicting emotions from anticipation to fear, excitement to anxiety. It’s one of the biggest life changes we experience in our adult lives. Most of us anticipate and save for it for decades. But, going from receiving a paycheck for most of your adult life to living off the wealth you have amassed is no doubt an unnerving transition. 

Financial Planning in Your 30s: The 3 Goals Every 30-Something Year Old Should Have

by Ray Sagner on Jun 18, 2020

30 is a divisive number. To the young, it’s the time when you’re thrust into full blown adulthood, whether you’re ready or not. To the young at heart, 30 may be considered the early years before your true confidence shines, in your career, in your relationships, or even in yourself. Either way, your 30s are an incredible age when you’re comfortable with a bright future ahead.

Why Young People Still Need Financial Professionals

by Ray Sagner on Jun 11, 2020

It’s that time again - the end of a fiscal year and that means tax season is just around the corner. With each passing filing it seems as though young professionals are turning their backs on financial professionals such as accountants, investors, and advisors, and turning to the technological solutions. But the friendly neighborhood accountant shouldn’t hang up their calculator just yet - young people still need financial professionals.

Investment Tips for All Seasons

by Ray Sagner on Jun 4, 2020

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If you’ve been investing in stocks or bonds for several years, you may feel like you’re beginning to get a hang of this precarious trade. At this point, you may be making plans to diversify your portfolio or research a more complex investment strategy. But in reality, you should be using this time to get back to the basics.

How to Look for Investing Opportunities during the COVID-19 Crisis

by Ray Sagner on May 28, 2020

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With a new bear market settling in, new opportunities for a prosperous investment can feel few and far between. However, this current bear market caused by the COVID-19 crisis feels like a new beast entirely. In many ways, the US’ economy has been turned upside-down by this infectious disease. So, where are you supposed to turn to make an even moderately successful investment?

Is Your Classic/Collector Car Underinsured?

by Ray Sagner on May 21, 2020

In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, two of the worst storms to make landfall in the U.S., the fate of thousands of homeowners is still up in the air. So, it may seem a bit trivial to point out that the storms also destroyed thousands of luxury and classic cars. While the dollar amount of damages pales in comparison to the loss of homes, estimates put the total at somewhere between $100 million and $300 million for luxury and classic car damages alone, which is not a trivial amount.

What are the benefits of Diversifying my Investments?

by Ray Sagner on May 14, 2020

 

Diversification is one of the cornerstones of traditional investment advice. The most common saying we hear is “never put all your eggs in one basket” and the moral holds true. Markets go up and down through economic change, business cycles, and a wide variety of factors changing investment outcomes. Managing these peaks and valleys is the primary goal of an investment plan. The best possible defense against risks in any investment strategy is diverse and well-balanced financial planning.