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It Can Start with a Conversation

By Glenda Summers, CFP® “Getting Your House in Order” – We often associate this with something that only sick or dying people should do. “We are in great shape – what’s the need?” or “We will do this later when we get old,” are thoughts many have when they hear this phrase. But what if we […]

To Be, or Not to Be Financially Literate: That is the Question.

By Chaney Barton-Nichols, Marketing Assistant Did you know that April is “National Financial Literacy Month”? Maybe you have seen some of our social media postings highlighting this recently. While we hope you find our educational tidbits helpful this month, our real goal is to make financial literacy a focus of our ongoing communications all the […]

Should I Invest in Real Estate?

By Mark Ward, CFP®, ChFC® Vice President & Chairman, Investment Policy Committee This is a hot topic in Austin right now, but the answer to this question is not as simple as you might think.  Like many financial questions, it depends mightily on a number of variables, not the least of which is the personal […]

Love & Money in Retirement

By Cass Grange, Senior Advisor Associate and Director of Business Development The world is full of advice for the young about love and money.  But, what about love and money in retirement? We help clients plan for their retirement, by carefully and thoughtfully generating income.  But, retirement isn’t just about monthly checks and a diversified […]

Retirement Resolutions: Part I

By Bleckley Dobbs, CFP®, RICP® The Baby Boom generation is now retiring en masse, and the topic of Retirement Income Planning has increasingly been in the news.  The front edge of the generation, born in 1946, is turning 70 this year.  Many boomers have delayed retirement, but will still be facing required minimum distributions and other transitional […]

Celebrating Victories

By Chaney Barton – Nichols, Marketing Assistant “There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed also are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play” -William B. Given, Jr. Being given an opportunity to write a year-end recap of a business as an employee who hasn’t yet reached her “one year anniversary” […]

How do Changes in Social Security and Medicare Affect Me?

By Bleckley Dobbs, , CFP® By now, you’ve probably heard about changes to a couple of the rules governing the claiming of Social Security benefits. These were “buried” in the recent two-year budget bill passed by both houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Obama on November 2, 2015. In this same […]

The Wealth in Your Words

By Cass Grange What is your story? My home phone rang the other day. No one calls us anymore. They text. They email. They facebook. I heard the answering machine say, “ Cass, it is your Uncle Dint.” I put down my iPad and raced to answer. I didn’t even know my uncle had my […]

Turbulent Times

By Thomas Twombly For several weeks now we have been experiencing a turbulent period in global financial markets. As is their habit, many in the financial media have seized on this opportunity to forecast yet another crisis scenario, so I’m reaching out with a few thoughts that I hope will assist you in addressing some […]

Social Security FAQ

By Bleckley Dobbs & Mark Ward Social Security is complicated.  With over 2,700 different rules, there is no getting around it. Unless you have never been married, your options and overall strategy for collecting Social Security benefits will probably be complicated.  Articles and resources abound about Social Security, but the challenge for someone to take the […]