The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 10:00 AM on January 29, 2019

Building Wealth Requires Protection From The Forces Of Wealth Destruction

When you are planning for your future, what do you think about? You may think about your retirement, enjoying having the time and money to take trips and pursue your interests. Maybe you think about your home and enjoying the feeling of stability that can come with home ownership. In making these plans, people often find that their long-term view involves money, in some fashion.

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When a Family Member Dies

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 10:00 AM on January 22, 2019

A Financial Checklist For The Most Difficult Of Times

The passing of a loved one irrevocably alters family life. After a death, there is so much to attend to; it is better to do it sooner rather than later. Here, then, is a list of what commonly needs to be looked after.

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An Executor Checklist

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 10:00 AM on January 15, 2019

The Steps You May Need To Take To Fulfill A Major Responsibility

If you are an executor to an estate, you must carry out your duties responsibly. Fulfilling these duties is not only a measure of your ability, but a measure of your character. You can approach these tasks methodically. In fact, it is probably best if you do. Here are the common steps required of executors, before and after the death of a testator.

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When a Windfall Comes Your Way

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 10:00 AM on January 8, 2019

What Do You Do With Big Money? 

Getting rich quick can be liberating, but it can also be frustrating. Sudden wealth can help you address retirement saving or college funding anxieties, and it may also give you the opportunity to live and work on your terms. On the other hand, you’ll pay more taxes, attract more attention, and maybe even contend with jealousy or envy. You may also deal with grief or stress, as a lump sum may be linked to a death, a divorce, or a pension payout decision.

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Putting A Price Tag On Your Health

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 4:27 PM on January 2, 2019

Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.

We constantly hear how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. That is not always easy, especially in the face of temptation or the easy option of procrastination. For some, the monetary benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle may provide an incentive.

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Topics: Aging, Goals, Money Matters, Retirement, RetirementRSS

Why Do You Need a Will?

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 10:00 AM on December 25, 2018

It may not sound enticing, but creating a will puts power in your hands.

According to the global analytics firm Gallup, only about 44% of Americans have created a will. This finding may not surprise you. After all, no one wants to be reminded of their mortality or dwell on what might happen upon their death, so writing a last will and testament is seldom prioritized on the to-do list of a Millennial or Gen Xer. What may surprise you, though, is the statistic cited by personal finance website The Balance: around 35% of Americans aged 65 and older lack wills.1,2

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Some Changes Are Coming for 401(k)s

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 10:00 AM on December 18, 2018

 

Take note of them for 2019

  

Some notable developments are about to impact 401(k) plans. They follow a major change that became effective in 2018. Thanks to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, workers who borrow from 401(k) accounts and leave their jobs now have until October of the following year to repay plan loans.1

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Your 2019 Financial To-Do List

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 1:05 PM on December 11, 2018

 

Things you can do for your future as the year unfolds.

  

What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address for 2019? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your retirement fund to lowering your taxes. You have plenty of options. Here are a few that might prove convenient.

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Tax Scams & Schemes

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 11:56 AM on December 4, 2018

The “dirty dozen” favored by criminals & cheats. 

 

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Tax Considerations for Retirees

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 8:00 AM on November 27, 2018

 

Are you aware of them?

The federal government offers some major tax breaks for older Americans. Some of these perks deserve more publicity than they receive.

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Topics: charitable IRA gift, Credit for Elderly or Disabled, Retirement, taxes

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