Top 5 Financial Terms You Should Understand

by Joel Dansby* on Nov 29, 2022

In recent weeks, you may have heard the word recession a lot. You may even have a vague understanding of what a recession is, but would like a better understanding of what a recession really is. What the Dow Jones Industrial Average? You probably hear that every night on the news and you know that it has something to do with the stock market, but aren't sure of the details.

Here are some common terms you hear frequently and a simple explanation of what they really are:

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How can a Financial Advisor Assist me with Lowering Tax Liability?

by Joel Dansby* on Nov 26, 2022

With income comes taxes, and investment incomes are no different. As your portfolio grows into retirement, it’s important to consider your pre-tax and post-tax retirement incomes, and how future tax liabilities may impact your overall retirement strategy.  If you’re working with a savvy financial professional, they will consider these factors when building your plan.

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Charitable Giving: How Your Gift Gives Back in Tax Deductions

by Joel Dansby* on Nov 22, 2022

 

There’s no doubt that it feels great to help someone in need through charitable giving. There are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States that range from food banks and disaster relief centers to churches and cultural centers. And in 2018, Americans contributed over 4 billion dollars to charitable organizations. 

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Paws and Effect - The annual cost of pet ownership and how to reduce costs

by Joel Dansby* on Nov 19, 2022

There’s a good reason there’s an estimated 74 to 96 million owned cats and 70 to 80 million dogs in the U.S. With wagging tails, slobbery kisses, and little whiskers that make for adorable Instagrams, pets give us that warm, cuddly feeling inside. They are part of our families and some of our best friends. But, they can also be a substantial part of a personal budget, especially since it (hopefully) is a long-term commitment that can last for a couple decades. It was estimated that over $62 billion was spent collectively on U.S. pets in 2016.

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Do You Still Need Life Insurance When You Retire?

by Joel Dansby* on Nov 15, 2022

4 Reasons You May Consider Keeping It

When it comes to retaining life insurance in retirement, there are two schools of thought regarding its necessity. The primary purpose of life insurance is to protect your family against a loss of income should you or your spouse pass away. Life insurance benefits are especially important for individuals who still have dependents or have accrued a significant amount of debt.  So, if you don’t fit this description and have plenty of income to live on in retirement, is it really necessary for you to retain a policy?

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