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Don't Get 'Escheated' Out Of Your Money!
Unfortunately, the English common law on escheatment has evolved from making sure abandoned property does not go to waste, to making sure the state has another source of income.
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Free Money!
Catchy title, huh? Well, in this case, it may actually be true.
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Turning 65? Here Are Some Pitfalls When Signing Up For Medicare
First, rest assured that, if you enroll in Medicare when you turn 65 and sign up for both Part A (hospitalization) and Part B (doctor visits, equipment, etc.), along with a Part D drug plan, then the only "pitfall" might be choosing the wrong Part D or Medicare Supplement Plan for your specific medical needs.
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Like Exercise, Long-Term Investing Requires Persistence and Patience
Dave Rowan, a CFP from Rowan Financial reflects on the parallels between financial and physical wellness.
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Proposed Department Of Labor Rules: How They'll Impact Advisors and Investors
Recently, the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new rule requiring just about every professional who deals with retail investors to adhere to a fiduciary standard of practice.
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Where Does the Economy Go from Here?
Chief Economist Brian Wesbury of First Trust shares his insights on the state of the U.S. economy in this article written by Matthew Jarrell.
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Six Things Every College Graduate Needs to Know About Money
Just getting started? Beyond the relative safety of college sits the stressful and sometimes messy world of adulthood.
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Big Changes To Social Security
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, passed by Congress and signed by the President, includes significant changes to Social Security's rules.
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Supreme Court Decides That Inherited IRAs Are NOT Retirement Accounts
On June 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that, for the purpose of federal bankruptcy law, an inherited IRA in no longer considered a "retirement account" and is therefore accessible to creditors in a bankruptcy.
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Required Minimum Distributions
These are withdrawals from IRA accounts required by the tax code once a person reaches the age of 70-1/2, and every year thereafter.
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The Case For Benign Neglect
Carl Richards, who writes a blog for the New York Times, had an interesting entry last year that I thought bears repeating. Titled "What You Don't Know About Your Portfolio May Help You," Mr. Richards expands on Warren Buffet's statement that "benign neglect, bordering on sloth, remains the hallmark of our investment process."
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Roth IRA vs. Roth 401(k)
If you're lucky enough to have access to a Roth 401(k) through your employer, you probably know that there are a couple of differences, to your advantage, that the Roth 401(k) has over an individual Roth IRA.
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Do You Have A Super-IRA?
Well, it's not called an IRA, but an HSA — a Health Savings Account. Why do I call it a "Super-IRA"? Because like a regular IRA, you get a tax deduction when you deposit money in the account. Like a Roth IRA, when you withdraw your money from the account, it is not taxed as income. And, like both types of IRA, your money grows tax-free; dividends and interest earned in the account are not taxed when received.
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Maximize Your Social Security
If, like me, you're over 55 (way over!), you've probably received regular invitations in the mail to attend a seminar on Social Securty from an advisor that is just dying to buy you lunch or dinner.
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Welcome to Stout Bowman and Associates
Putting trust and integrity first, we make financial planning understandable and comfortable every step of the way. The Financial Planning process that we provide is comprehensive and unbiased. We do not work for a particular company or financial institution; we only work for you.
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