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Preparing Your College Student for Financial Independence

Making the transition from high-schooler to college student involves dipping their toes in the real world and making important financial decisions. The first piece of this is paying for tuition – whether or not the parents pay, there are scholarships involved, or that student loans are leveraged (55% of students took out loans in 2020).…

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How Women Can Overcome Obstacles to Retirement

Women face unique challenges when it comes to employment, income, and caregiving. As a result, they often must take a different approach when it comes to preparing for retirement. Here’s a look at some of the retirement hurdles women face and how to address them. One hurdle that women face is that they still, unfortunately,…

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How to Weather a Market Downturn

Long-term investors will experience a number of market downturns over the course of their lives, which can be triggered by everything from natural disasters to political turmoil. So, if you’re investing for retirement or another long-term financial goal, you need to know how to weather a market correction without being thrown off track. Assess what…

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Why Investors Should Avoid Overconcentration

A concentrated position in a single stock can happen to investors for many reasons. They may receive company stock as part of their employee compensation package or they may have bought shares of a single company, hoping to choose a big winner. However, it’s unlikely that a single stock will outperform the market as a…

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Lessons from the FIRE Movement

FIRE, which means Financial Independence / Retire Early, is an investment practice and lifestyle that focuses on saving aggressively and spending frugally. While the movement has been around since the 90’s, it has gained more exposure recently as the financial fallout from COVID-19 has more people considering what financial independence and freedom mean. FIRE adherents…

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SFG News

Local Financial Advisor Completes Advanced Training from America’s IRA Experts at Ed Slott and Company, LLC Members of Ed Slott’s Master Elite IRA Advisor GroupSM Attend Semiannual Workshop on the Latest Retirement Account Planning Strategies, Estate Planning Techniques and Tax Laws Phoenix, AZ – May 31, 2022 – Calvin Goetz, Founder & President of Strategy…

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Negotiating Workplace Benefits

It’s a job seeker’s market. The Great Resignation, which began in April 2021, has seen many leave their jobs by the millions, often in search of greener pastures. It has also produced a labor crunch, often leaving employers desperate to fill positions across industries. If you’re competent, reliable, and easy to work with, then you’re…

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Considering Restricted Stock Units As A Business Owner

Looking to create loyalty and tenure with your employees? What about giving employees the benefit of owning company shares? In this video, we dive into what you should know about restricted stock units and the benefits they offer your business. What is a Restricted Stock Unit or RSU? RSU’s are equity compensation issued by an…

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New Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Tables (Video)

The IRS has put new life expectancy tables in place for calculating Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs, from retirement accounts. The new tables are good news for account holders because they will mean slightly smaller RMDs on account of longer life expectancies. In this video, our Founder and President, Calvin Goetz, discusses who these changes…

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