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Investment Management

Options to Consider for Cash Investments

Cash is an asset class that may be overlooked. However, we believe it plays a key role in the overall diversification of a portfolio. Now that the U.S. is moving out of a 0% interest rate environment, investors may earn meaningful interest on their cash positions. There are a Few Options to Consider for Cash

By Alyssa Dalbey
January 31, 2023
Retirement Planning

Social Security Benefits Increasing in 2023

Each year, the Social Security Administration announces the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). The Social Security Administration has announced that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase for 2023.

By Alyssa Dalbey
January 19, 2023
Tax Planning

Use Tax-loss Harvesting to Offset Capital Gains

While conventional wisdom often states that investments will grow over time, that isn’t always the case. Fortunately, when an investment’s return is down, there is potential for harvesting tax losses. Tax-loss harvesting may reduce your annual income tax liability. What is tax-loss harvesting? Tax-loss harvesting is done by selling a security that has a fair

By Alyssa Dalbey
September 14, 2022
Charitable Giving

Six Charitable Giving Strategies for 2022

Charitable gifting can occur throughout the year; however, many individuals and families focus on their charitable giving in the fourth quarter as it coincides with annual tax planning. Charitable donations are tax deductible for individuals who itemize their deductions when they file their tax return. The annual deduction limit for gifts to public charities is

By Alyssa Dalbey
August 29, 2022
Investment Management

Inflation & Investing: What’s Happening, What Does It Means

In our 2021 article entitled Is the Monetary Policy Road on Track for Persistent Inflation?, we noted that America was in the middle of the road between “Monetarism” and “Modern Monetary Theory.” Since then, our view is the country has moved into the Modern Monetary Theory lane and is now trying to shift back toward

By Russ Schultz
July 16, 2022