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Pre-Retirees & Retirees

Dealing with the Rising Cost of Healthcare and other Risk Planning

Planning for contingencies is so much a part of day-to-day life we forget we even do it. Like keeping a spare tire in the trunk or band aids in the medicine cabinet – just in case. Those of us who drive have car insurance, most of us have healthcare coverage, and either home-owner’s insurance or a renter’s policy. We understand, and even hope, that we never use the insurance and are willing to pay the

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Cyber Security and Your Digital Assets

Cybersecurity is a complex topic.  In many ways, it’s like investing.  There are lots of ways to do it, it can be really confusing without good information, and reliable advice from a knowledgeable source is critical. And if you don’t do it right, you are likely to lose your money.  Each individual and business is different; the tools and techniques necessary to protect them vary dramatically.  An online search may render some “top ten steps”

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The Magic of Cash Flow Planning

What is Cash Flow? During our working years, we earn wages from our employers, or profits from our businesses. It’s relatively straightforward to identify the money that comes in, the money that goes out and what’s left over each month. Ideally, that leftover amount accumulates and can be invested for spending in the future. This is cash flow. What happens to future cash flow when we stop working? What happens when the sense of security

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Working Together in a Family-owned Business and a Family-founded Nonprofit with Denny and Kim Fuller

Denny and Kim Fuller are the former owners of Little Crow Foods, a food company established in 1903. Denny and Kim became the fourth-generation owners of Little Crow Foods after acquiring it in 1983 and managed its operations until the company’s exit from the food industry in 2012. They have been volunteering their time and entrepreneurial skills to the Humanity and Hope United Foundation following the sale of Little Crow Foods. Founded by Denny and

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Your Tax Review Checklist for 2022 filing

As the April 18th tax deadline is approaching, take some time to consider how the following items may apply to your tax situation before submitting your 2022 return. A quick tax review could save you money. Tax Review Checklist Consider the impact of the following before filing your taxes. Realized Gains & Losses Form 1099-B reports your gains and losses for the year. This comes from your account custodian (Schwab, Fidelity, National Advisors Trust, TD

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80/20 Rule for Finances

Four Ways to Apply the 80/20 Rule to Your Financial Pursuits

Ever heard of the 80/20 rule? It suggests 80% of an outcome is often the result of just 20% of the effort you put into it. This doesn’t always work. Sometimes, it’s worth going the extra mile. But often, by prioritizing the 20% of your efforts that makes the biggest splash, you can save time, simplify your finances and likely gain better results. In that spirit, here are four financial best practices that pack a

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