Author Archives: Brandpoint

Why an HSA belongs in your retirement strategy

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With the increasing likelihood that Social Security and Medicare benefits may be reduced in the future, it’s more important than ever to use every technique available to maximize your retirement savings.

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Try these tips to boost your career

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The rapid pace of change in jobs means the era of one-and-done learning is over. It no longer matters what you learned in the past — to stay relevant you need to upskill.

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When to work with a financial professional

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No matter where you are in your life, some guidance from a financial professional can give you the road map toward a financial future. Some situations in which working with a professional can help: If you have little saved, a ...

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Tips for scaling your small business

A big contributor to the recent growth in the economy and to the high consumer confidence were small businesses. (Brandpoint)

As the U.S. economy continues to move at a healthy pace, many analysts are projecting a 2.5 percent growth for 2018. To take advantage of the favorable economic environment, consider these four moves to set your small business up for ...

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Real estate investments build wealth, credit

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If you love the idea of being a landlord, buying an investment property may be the wealth-building option for you. Real estate has earned its reputation as a sound investment that builds wealth and credit. Most people, however, don’t have ...

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Tips in the final stretch of the tax season

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Nearly 1 in 3 taxpayers waits until April to file their return. Here are some tips to help make the final stretch of the tax season less daunting. Get organized. Keeping good records is the foundation for everything else because ...

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How the new tax law could affect you

With the newly passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, now is the time to start thinking about how this will affect you.

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How to make sure your financial adviser is working in your best interest (access required)

If you’re looking for a financial adviser who truly has your back, work with a “fiduciary” who is legally required to place your interests ahead of their own. Some questions to ask before deciding to work with an adviser: — ...

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Why you should use a password manager (access required)

According to a Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 81 percent of data breaches involve weak, reused or stolen credentials. That’s significantly higher than the 63 percent it was in 2016. With a password manager, you can create those strong ...

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Got a side gig? Don’t mess up your taxes (access required)

More and more people are earning extra cash by freelancing in the sharing economy. That may mean writing on the side, playing music on the weekends, driving for ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft or selling handmade jewelry on Etsy. No ...

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