5 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

Nearly eight out of 10 U.S. tax filers will receive a federal tax refund this year.  Smart use of your tax refund can start you on the path to long-term financial security. Instead of going on a spending spree, take Continue reading

Seven Steps to Spring Clean Your Finances

The season for spring cleaning is right around the corner and while many may be focused on organizing closets or scrubbing floors, we  encourage consumers to clean up their finances as well.  Spring is a great time to take a hard Continue reading

IRS Announces IRA Rollover Rule Change

Starting January 1, 2015 the IRS will begin enforcing a new interpretation of the rule that limits the number of nontaxable IRA rollovers an individual can complete. Because of this, IRA owners will need to tread even more carefully when Continue reading

Making Annual $14,000 Gifts

What is the simplest estate planning tool around?  Gifting!  Make substantial annual gifts now while you can control the funds with flexibility.  Reap the benefits and fun of being with your heirs and others as they enjoy your generosity. In Continue reading