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Friday, October 15, 2021

Few life events are more stressful than a job loss. If you or someone you know is in this situation due to COVID-19, you likely have questions about job hunting, unemployment insurance, and health care. You may also be wondering,...

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Remember when a college education was reasonably priced? In the past 20 years, the cost of college tuition for public universities has risen 165%. College students and their families have been taking on more and more debt, and they...

Monday, September 20, 2021

It's hard to believe we've entered the 4th quarter of 2021. Football, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all on the horizon. Save yourself some aggravation and spend some time now organizing your files and documents for...tax season. Yes,...

Friday, September 17, 2021

The news keeps getting better for Social Security recipients.It's now projected that benefits will increase 6.1% in 2022, up from the 4.7% forecast just two months ago. That would be the most significant increase since 1983.1...

Friday, September 10, 2021

The Murphy family enjoyed some time at the Outer Banks before everyone headed back to work and school.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Murphy family enjoyed an August trip to Washington State to visit family and see the sites.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Parents of most school age children are very likely intimately familiar with the often-hectic morning routines that make launching a rocket into space look easy compared to getting everyone out the door, on time, with everything they...

Monday, August 16, 2021

Isn’t it the worst when you wake up after you’ve hit the snooze button? If your child is approaching college age, and you're behind on education savings, it can feel like hitting the snooze button too many times. But...

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

For some households, student loan debt is their biggest monthly expense (after their rent or mortgage). Chances are, these are people who borrowed $100,000 or more to earn an advanced degree, usually in law or medicine. If you or...

Friday, July 30, 2021

For many of us, Social Security plays an important part in our financial plans for retirement or later stage of life. Even if you’re years away from applying for benefits, there are good reasons to set up your online Social...

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

There are a few important documents that are imperative to know where they are at all times and ensure they are protected from theft and in case of emergency. Often times, these documents can be difficult to find when needed most, so...

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

When you have a major life event such as getting married, having a child, or buying a home, your financial situation and priorities may change. As your life changes, your financial decisions must stay in line with your goals, values,...

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Here are some tips to help keep your online data secure and protect yourself from CYBERCRIME. Email Phishing Scams: Just about any time of year, cyber criminals send fake e-cards with links that are malicious and steal personal...

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

With the first half of the year in the rearview mirror, summer gives us a chance to perform a mid-year assessment on the financial resolutions you may have set at the beginning of the year. Here are a few areas to examine: Review...

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Recently, there’s been a lot of noise about the Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan, commonly referred to as the ‘infrastructure bill.’ We’ve heard a lot about infrastructure over the few years, and...

Monday, May 24, 2021

Will your retirement dreams match your reality? That's perhaps the most critical question to ask people who are currently retired. Was your retirement what you expected, or was it something else? For more than 30 years, the Employee...

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

We know how devastating being the victim of fraud can be. When it comes to protecting credit, most people only consider taking precautions for adults. But many victims of identity theft crimes are children. Why? Their credit typically...

Friday, May 7, 2021

President Biden has unveiled his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan; now, the focus turns to how the Administration proposes to pay for all (or some of) the measures. While these plans are still subject to significant change,...

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Inflation has emerged as one of the top financial concerns for investors as they size up the economy for the rest of the year. According to research by Deutsche Bank, Google searches for “inflation” are rising rapidly and...

Monday, March 1, 2021

Clients and friends ask all the time where they should put their money. That’s a great question, and it would be even better if there were a one-size-fits-all answer. Unfortunately, though, market performance is fickle. The same...

Friday, February 19, 2021

Each fall the Treasury Department announces inflation adjustments to tax-advantaged retirement accounts and income limits for the following tax year. They recently announced contribution limits and changes for the 2021 tax year.For...

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Insurance: we all hope to not need it, but wouldn’t want to be without it when we do. Car insurance, health insurance, life insurance, home insurance… you and your spouse probably have most – if not all – of...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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