The Trump Tax Reform Outline and What You Should Be Asking

The Trump Tax Reform Outline and What You Should Be Asking

The Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq all closed at all-time highs to end the quarter, with the Dow having 8 straight quarters of positive returns. Crude oil futures were up after weekly oil rig counts rose and the markets have reacted positively to the new GOP tax...
When Does a 529 Make Sense?

When Does a 529 Make Sense?

You went to Northwestern. Your partner went to Northwestern. Now, baby number one is here and they’re already geared up in a purple-and-white onesie. It’s a safe bet that baby number one will probably apply to Northwestern. As stated previously, there are...
5 Tips on Saving for College and Retirement

5 Tips on Saving for College and Retirement

College is expensive and today’s parents are learning they need to save early and often to cover the costs. As a result, many of them are faced with the challenge of saving for a comfortable retirement while also helping their child go to college. The good...
How to Pay for Kids’ College

How to Pay for Kids’ College

They’ve taken the SATs (three times). They’ve gone back and forth on what their major should be and what career path they want to take. They’ve dragged you along on campus visits. And now, they’re waving goodbye as they rush off to orientation. You’ve...
Should I Have Long-Term Disability Insurance?

Should I Have Long-Term Disability Insurance?

Not to be confused with long-term disability insurance, long-term care coverage insures you against nursing and custodial costs in old age; policies will pay for the associated expenses. Recent research estimates that about half of Americans turning 65 today...
Should I Have Long-Term Care Insurance?

Should I Have Long-Term Care Insurance?

Not to be confused with long-term disability insurance, long-term care coverage insures you against nursing and custodial costs in old age; policies will pay for the associated expenses. Recent research estimates that about half of Americans turning 65 today...
Should I Have Disability Insurance?

Should I Have Disability Insurance?

Disability insurance covers your earned income in the event of a disability that prevents you from doing your job. If you are no longer able to earn an income, but still have spending needs, then you can end up being a burden on your loved ones. The loss of...
Do I Need Property Insurance?

Do I Need Property Insurance?

Property and casualty insurance is an umbrella term that covers several different types of insurance. It refers to two different types of protection: property refers to protection of the things you own, and casualty refers to financial protection in the...
August is National Make a Will Month

August is National Make a Will Month

Most people spend August manning the grill or hitting the beach. However, August is also “National Make a Will” month. Although the month is now coming to a close, it’s not too late to start thinking about planning your will. People tend to think planning a...


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