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I Received an Inheritance, Now What?

At some point in your life, there is a chance that you will inherit money or assets left from a grandparent, parent, or other family member. When someone that you love passes away, it is an emotional experience and going through the process of inheriting the assets they chose to leave you can add to the rollercoaster of emotions.

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.

Hidden Costs of College

Congratulations! You have four years of tuition, room and board stashed away in your 529 plan and your child hasn’t even graduated from high school yet. Now you can breathe easily, right? Well … maybe, maybe not.

Estimated Tax Payments

What a relief it is as individual taxpayers to get our pesky income tax return filed on July 15 (or sometime thereafter, on extension) and have the IRS leave us alone for another year, right? Well – maybe, depending on your income and income tax withholding on said income.

Graduating From the Workforce – Are You Emotionally Prepared?

Everyone at Parsec works diligently to prepare you financially for retirement by guiding you to financial security. This is our mission, and our success can only be measured in seeing you achieve that security. Most importantly, you have walked with us each step of the way as we explained and implemented the financial concepts needed

You Have a High School Senior – Now What?

The last years of high school are an exciting, stressful and scary time for students, from academic pressure to social and behavioral issues. They are adults in many ways, but still little kids in other ways. Having never parented a child through this stage before, my wife and I learned a lot in the process.

Graduating Day Care Bills, Hooray! Errr, I Mean … My Baby Is Graduating!

Full transparency: Before I had kids, I looked at day care graduation photos with a certain level of judgment and cynicism. It seemed silly to me, like participation trophies. I liked the idea of celebrating just one major graduation, which represented the culmination of all a child’s academic achievements over the years. But then I

Is a 529 Plan Right For Your Family?

One of the major benefits of a 529 plan is the tax free growth, and tax free withdrawals for qualified expenses. Even if you are spending along the way, you could…

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