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Investment Philosophy

Financial planning is all about reaching big goals in life – buying your dream house, traveling the world, retiring. And investing is the tool that can help you achieve those goals. We put a great deal of time, research, and care into how we manage your portfolio....

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Market Volatility

A down market can stir up a lot of emotions. We get it. But our decades of experience tell us to take heart that this too shall pass. Here is a short video that can help put this into perspective.Video Script Rex Clevenger: When the markets drop significantly, as they...

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The Empower Process

We believe that Financial Planning needs to coincide with Life Planning. Our process is created to help us understand what you truly value and to give us a clear picture of the life you want to live, now and in the future. Video Transcript Rex Clevenger: Each time you...

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Business Succession Planning Using Buy-Sell Agreements

A buy-sell agreement is a legally binding contract in which the owners of a business set forth the terms and conditions of a future sale or buy back of a departing owner's share of the business. Specifically, buy-sells control when owners can sell their interests, who...

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How Do Tax Rates Work?

Tax brackets are separated into ranges of income and the more income you make the higher the tax rate. When you need to know what marginal tax rate or tax bracket you are in, it refers to the rate at which your next dollar of income will be taxed. See the chart below...

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Payments on Federal Student Loans Still On Pause

Payments on Federal Student Loans Still On PauseOn December 22nd, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced an extension of the pause on federal student loan payments. The payment moratorium, currently in effect for millions of federal student loan borrowers,...

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Appropriate Checklists for Year-End Tax Planning

Appropriate checklists for year-end tax planningWhat are appropriate checklists for year-end tax planning? Tax planners often develop checklists to guide taxpayers toward year-end strategies that might help reduce taxes. Typically, suggestions are grouped into several...

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