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When it comes to your financial wellness, knowledge is power. It’s also the foundation for intelligent, well-considered decisions. When you have retirement, a career move or another milestone in sight, sound decisions are vital in helping you pursue your goals and avoid costly mistakes that can affect your future. To continue to enrich your financial knowledge and acumen, we invite you to explore our latest educational blog posts below.

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Monday, April 5, 2021

For most Americans, Social Security has represented nothing more than some unavoidable payroll deduction with the positively cryptic initials of “FICA” and “OASDI” (Federal Insurance Contributions Act and Old...

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

“This generation got no destination to hold... We are volunteers of America” “Volunteers” by Jefferson Airplane¹ Those of a certain age will recall these Jefferson Airplane lyrics as a call to action,...

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

You’ve got big plans and bigger dreams, but when you have your whole life laid out in front of you, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and without a strong sense of direction. Enter, the vision statement. Let’s start with...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance..

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Business entity taxation can be complicated. This video for business owners focuses on providing practical advice for our business community as it relates to the CARES Act of 2020. View time: 11 mins

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Remember in grade school when your teacher would provide you with a prompt and have you respond in a journal? Well, grab a pencil and paper, because we have some journaling to do. Today, we are diving into values. Take a moment to...

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Retirement can have many meanings. For some, it will be a time to travel and spend time with family members. For others, it will be a time to start a new business or begin a charitable endeavor. Regardless of what approach you intend...

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Business entity taxation can be complicated. This video for business owners focuses on providing practical advice for our business community as it relates to tax planning and changes.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Every year the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting the myriad ways that people try to separate you from your money.¹ The “Dirty Dozen” Identity Theft Using your personal...

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

We all feel differently about retirement. Common emotions can range from excitement and relief to uncertainty and fear, but one thing is certain: no matter how ready we think we are, we’re probably not completely prepared for...

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Every year, about 140 million households file their federal tax returns.1 For many, the process involves digging through shoe boxes or manila folders full of receipts; gathering mortgage, retirement, and investment account statements;...

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Maintaining good records is important to help meet your tax and legal obligations. The right record keeping system not only helps satisfy these obligations, but it may save you money and time. Here’s what to consider for your...

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Americans regularly overpay taxes because they fail to take tax deductions for which they are eligible. Here are five overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Each month, you settle down to pay bills. You pay your mortgage lender. You pay the electric company. You pay the trash collector. But do you pay yourself? One of the most-basic tenets of sound investing involves the simple habit of...

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

According to Giving USA 2020, Americans gave an estimated $449.64 billion to charity in 2019. That’s one of the highest totals in more than 60 years since the report was first published.1 Americans give to charity for two main...

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Medicare takes a little time to understand. As you approach age 65, familiarize yourself with its coverage options, costs, and limitations. Certain features of Medicare can affect health care costs and coverage. Some retirees may do...

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Generally, the different parts of Medicare help cover specific services. Most beneficiaries choose to receive their Parts A and B benefits through Original Medicare, the traditional fee-for-service program offered directly through the...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

“This generation got no destination to hold... We are volunteers of America” “Volunteers” by Jefferson Airplane¹ Those of a certain age will recall these Jefferson Airplane lyrics as a call to action,...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

About this time every four years, many investors begin to wonder, “Which candidate will be better for the markets?” It’s a natural question, especially when almost every candidate touts his or her platform as the one...

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The student loan burden is a reality that's really not news. With the student loan debt at $1.6 trillion and rising in the U.S., plus the effects the COVID-19 crisis had on incomes and markets, it's no wonder more and more people find...

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Money is the biggest source of conflict in relationships, and it’s often the reason for divorce. And it makes sense — money brings on stress for any couple, no matter their income level. Below are the main financial issues...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Saving for retirement is something that most people start decades before they reach the golden years. But no matter how well you plan, it happens very often to run out of money in retirement. If the prospect of outliving your money is...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Choosing a financial advisor is a big decision. You want someone who knows what they are talking about, who has wisdom about investing money, and who can help you meet your goals. This is especially true as we move into a...

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

As a small business owner, offering a competitive employee benefits program will not only help you retain your current employees, but it will also help recruit new talent to grow into the future. Whether you already have a retirement...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

There are many factors to consider when planning for your retirement — and one of them is how, when, and how much you will withdraw from your retirement accounts. Plus, you’ll want to determine what is the most advantageous...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

When it comes to a business sale, one of the biggest things to consider is whether or not the business in question should be sold as a stock or an asset. A business owner may think that the choice isn’t too important, as long as...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Private business owners pour a lot into their businesses, investing all of their money, time, and passion into keeping the company successful. This is admirable and necessary in many cases. However, once that business starts bringing...

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Since the March 27 passage of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as part of the massive CARES Act, the Small Business Administration (SBA), which administers the program, has approved some 4 million loans totaling $511 billion...

Sunday, May 31, 2020

With jobless claims at the highest rate since the Great Depression and most health officials warning that the number of persons infected with the novel Coronavirus is still rising, it’s hard to understand why the stock market has...

Sunday, May 17, 2020

When we compare the beginning of this year to our current state, it’s hard to believe that so much can change in just a matter of months. It has been a little over four months since February 12, when we celebrated as the Dow...

Sunday, May 3, 2020

It’s safe to say we could all use a little positive news these days. In April, the markets helped deliver on that need. Despite some volatility in the stock market toward the end of this week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Over the past week, we’ve seen more action from the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the U.S. economy. Today, we’re summarizing some of the most significant developments you should...

Friday, April 17, 2020

Triada is working behind the scenes to ensure your long-term investment strategy is equipped to withstand these uncertain times, but there are other planning-based actions we’re taking today in order to safeguard your personal finances.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Spring is the season of change — which may seem like an understatement, given our current situation. As many of us settle into our “new normal,” we’re connecting with family in new ways (mostly virtually),...

Saturday, April 4, 2020

It’s a new month, and a new chapter for the global markets, economy, and policy space. Below, we’re taking a look at some of the most important updates you should know, plus tips to help you capitalize on some of the latest...

Saturday, March 28, 2020

We’re capping off yet another interesting week for the markets, the economy, the policy arena, and the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Below, we’re providing you with a recap of the latest news you should know, plus what to...

Monday, March 23, 2020

US stocks were on a roller coaster ride last week. The S&P 500 Index fell sharply the previous Monday morning, recovered some of its losses by close on Tuesday, dropped even further Wednesday, then climbed back up Thursday, before...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

2020 has already been challenging on both the national and global stages. The coronavirus pandemic has quickly sent the world into a state of panic and fear, as businesses and schools shutter their doors, and government agencies advise...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

We all want to make sure our children and grandchildren are provided for, and so we set up secure, foolproof trust funds — or so we think. There are several mistakes you can run into when designing a trust. Here are a few of...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Celebrities aren’t immune to making estate planning mistakes: whether it’s having no estate plans, having overly simplistic wills, failing to remove (or add) beneficiaries from their estate plans, not putting promises in...