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How To Evaluate Taking on “Fun” Debt

Personally, there is nothing more relaxing and exhilarating than being on a sailboat with a 15-knot wind on your beam (side), listening to the soft sounds of water splashing against the bow and using wind energy to propel the boat forward.

Tax-Loss Harvesting Amidst Market Turmoil

Market declines like the one we are currently experiencing present great opportunities to take advantage of cheaper asset prices. Almost everyone with a taxable account should be harvesting tax losses during times like these.

Why Your Money Isn’t Available Immediately After Selling Securities

When you need to withdraw cash from your investment account and you’re told the funds aren’t available, it can be a little unsettling, particularly when you know you have more than enough to cover the withdrawal. “What do you mean, the funds aren’t available? I can see them right there!”

7 Reasons to Consider a Prenup

There is nothing that can kill the romance of upcoming nuptials more quickly than your partner asking you to sign a prenuptial agreement (aka prenup). But do you know what can really kill the romance? Divorce!

What You Need to Know About Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)

I fear that for many, myself included, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are something that we don’t want to think about. At least not now. I’m healthy overall, working full-time and staying busy with my family. But our children are flying the nest and now might just be the time for me — and you — to start this dreaded, albeit crucial, planning. Moreover, it is important to know your options for aging parents or other loved ones who might be in need of more assistance.

IRA Beneficiaries: Per Stirpes vs. Per Capita

Did you know that your IRA beneficiary supersedes your will? No matter how carefully you’ve crafted your last intentions in your will, an IRA beneficiary that was never updated after your divorce and remarriage can unwittingly bestow your former spouse with your IRA inheritance, while also disinheriting your new spouse and children. That’s why it’s important to update your beneficiaries after major life changes such as marriage, divorce, births, illness, domestic issues and deaths.

Good Debt, Bad Debt

Benjamin Franklin has a famous quote: “… nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” A more modernized quote would probably include the mention of debt!

10 Common Financial Questions When Going Through a Divorce

Sometimes the hardest questions when going through a divorce are those that you aren’t aware you should be asking. Thus, I wanted to summarize below the most common questions I answer and topics I prioritize with my clients as we work through their divorce.

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