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Nine Questions to Ask Yourself to See If Early Retirement Is a Good Idea For You

By Abbey L. Henderson, CFP®, RLP®, CPCC® I’ve noticed a trend in my conversations with clients lately about whether the FIRE movement—Financial Independence, Retire Early—is a good idea or not. I cannot simply answer yes or no to this question because it depends on a lot of factors – some obvious, some not so much. Retiring at 40 or 50 years old sounds like a dream to some. However, it’s not for everyone. The FIRE strategy requires aggressive saving and the accumulation of enough assets so people can live off the passive income. Then, once financial independence is reached, they...read the full article

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wealth management, retirement preparation

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4 Tips to Take Your 401(k) to the Next Level

The best kind of money isn’t old, new or even tax-advantaged – it’s free money! If your employer has a 401(k) program, they probably have a matching plan. Know what that is and make sure you max it out. They’re essentially giving you money, which you never want to turn down.

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money autobiography, financial planning, Abaris Financial Group, Concord, Massachusets

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Why You Need To Write Your Money Autobiography

By Abbey L. Henderson, CFP®, RLP®, CPCC® All of us have a history with money that shapes our behavior and beliefs. As a financial advisor, I’ve seen time and time again that one of the biggest determiners of our future with money is the “lessons” that we’ve learned in the past which is why a money autobiography is so helpful.

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estate planning, financial planning,

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Why You Need a Will (and You Need One Today)

Who wants to spend an afternoon thinking about their mortality? No one, which is why more than half of Americans don’t even have a will. The foundation of your estate plan is a Last Will and Testament. Without a will, you are leaving the disposition of your assets and the guardianship of your minor children to a court.

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529 College Savings Plan, financial advisor, Carson Wealth, Omaha, Nebraska

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How a 529 College Savings Plan Can Help Make Summer Dreams a Reality

I have always loved the feeling of summer. Once Memorial Day celebrations kick off, the atmosphere seems to relax. Sunshine, water and sunscreen seem to be everyone’s focus. Long, warm nights are filled with the sounds of lawn mowers and children laughing.

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Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, tax/taxes/taxable

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Should you invest in a Roth or Traditional IRA?

Multiple retirement savings vehicles are available but having options can be overwhelming. Each option comes with different rules leading to a variance of outcomes in the short-term and long-term. It’s not that dissimilar to choosing what to eat.

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planning through the decades

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The Progression of Financial Planning Through Every Decade of Your Life

Your career and lifestyle look completely different when you’re in your 20s compared to when you’re in your 60s – your financial focus and planning in each decade should follow suit. I’ve highlighted three financial tactics to focus on in each decade of your life starting with your 20s.

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buying a car

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How to Buy a Car Without Losing Your Mind (or Your Wallet)

Having to buy a car is like having a sliver stuck under my fingernail. It’s painful and annoying, I know I have to deal with it, but it’s going to take forever. Might as well pack a lunch too, because the second you decide you want to test drive something they have you trapped.

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long term care planning

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5 Reasons to Think About Long-Term Care Planning Today

I once received an email from a family friend about long-term care insurance. He was frustrated over a premium increase – which wasn’t the first rate hike – yet, he was still thankful for the policy. Despite the rising cost, he knew the importance of long-term care insurance in helping protect himself and his family.

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financial resilience, financial planning, Abaris Financial Group, LLC, Concord, Massachusetts

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5 Ways to Pump Up Your Financial Resilience

By Abbey L. Henderson, CFP®, RLP®, CPCC® Even with the best financial planning, most of us will experience unexpected financial challenges. The stock market takes an unexpected downturn, you’re laid-off, a family member becomes ill, you live through a natural disaster – life happens and it can impact your finances. When it does, your financial resilience can make a real difference.

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