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Marriage, Divorce & Family

A person with short curly hair smiles warmly at the camera. Text on the image reads "The Owner's Corner, EP 16, Melissa Wolf," discussing everything from business insights to legal trusts.

Navigating the Maze of Charitable Giving and Trusts with Melissa Wolf

Melissa Wolf, CPA joined Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC in 2012 with over seven years of tax experience specializing in gift, trust and estate planning. She directs tax engagements for clients with personal income, fiduciary income and gift tax service needs. Melissa has extensive experience in assisting clients with the formulation of retirement and estate plans. Melissa joins me for a powerful conversation spanning various topics, from Melissa’s diverse journey to becoming a CPA, to

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Financial Planning for College

Are you planning to help your children with getting a degree someday? Financial planning for college has become a big priority for many American households. However, with education expenses on the rise, the total price tag may be much larger than you think. The average cost of attending a public college is $27,940 for in-state students, $45,240 for out-of-state students, and $57,570 for a private school per year.[1] For students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree,

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Empowering Young Women: Life Lessons from Softball with Coach Erin Ehler

Meet Erin Ehler, head coach of the Huntington University Women’s Softball program. Listen in while she and Michelle talk about the challenges facing young women today and how we can empower them to be independent, confident and successful individuals. Erin speaks with experience having played college softball for a Division 1 program and earned the title of Miss Indiana Softball while in high school. Today, Erin coaches young women in the sport and in life

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Podcast cover art for "EmpowHer: Financial Prowess for Women," hosted by Michelle Hipskind, CFP. The SYM Financial Advisors logo graces the background, with Michelle in a green shirt and shoulder-length hair on the right. This episode, featuring Rickie Kohne, delves into multigenerational planning.

Financial Wisdom Across Generations

Lessons Learned and Regrets Avoided with Rickie Kohne and Laura Murray In this episode we have an energetic conversation across two generations. Michelle is joined by mother and daughter Rickie Kohne and Laura Murray as they take a look into their personal experiences and insights on financial management. Laura and Rickie share the valuable lessons they learned from their parents, emphasizing the importance of living within their means and prioritizing savings.   Both women stress the need for open communication and trust

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How Much Do I Need to Retire?

Michelle Hipskind, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and overseer of the Empower Women’s Financial Education Program, discusses the question, “How much do I need to retire?” She emphasizes why there is no one-size-fits-all answer and that it depends on factors such as what the retiree wants their retirement to look like, what they can control, and what they cannot control. Other considerations include replacing cash flow, managing debt, accounting for taxes and healthcare expenses, dealing with inflation,

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