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How to Achieve Economic Freedom

At Mercer Advisors, we talk a lot about financial goals. How can you achieve them through comprehensive wealth management?

Doug Fabian,

Nov 7, 2017

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How to Get Started on Your Path to Economic Freedom

Comprehensive wealth management is key to achieving your financial goals.

Doug Fabian,

Nov 10, 2017

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The Five Principles of Finance

What are the most important components to achieve your financial goals - not the stock market or investing.

Doug Fabian,

Nov 14, 2017

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Estate Planning Basics Podcast

Wondering whether you need an estate plan? Learn what triggers the need for one and where to begin.

Doug Fabian,

Mar 20, 2018

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Guide to Insurance Policies Podcast

Life insurance, umbrella policies, disability and long-term care insurance, all can be an important asset protection tool.

Doug Fabian,

Apr 12, 2018

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Lost Financial Planning Opportunities w/ Drew Kanaly

How do you make sure your critical estate planning documents are in order? What is the benefit of working with a trust company?

Doug Fabian,

May 2, 2018

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Four Attributes of Successful Investing w/ Don Calcagni

What are the four attributes you need to be a successful investor? Find out how you can manage your money successfully.

Doug Fabian,

May 9, 2018

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The Keys to Wealth Management Podcast

Do you know there are 7 keys to wealth management that can help you create the financial life you desire?

Doug Fabian,

May 31, 2018

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Why you Should Own Stocks w/ Apollo Lupescu

Do you know there are 7 keys to wealth management that can help you create the financial life you desire?

Doug Fabian,

Jun 8, 2018

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Article

Can Retirement Trusts Help Protect Beneficiaries?

Appointing beneficiaries is common for retirement assets, and to protect your beneficiaries, you may also want to set up a retirement trust.

Jeremiah H. Barlow,

Jun 8, 2018

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Podcast

Women and Money with Kara Duckworth

Do you know there are 7 keys to wealth management that can help you create the financial life you desire?

Doug Fabian,

Jun 14, 2018

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Article

General Electric: Three Lessons for Advisors, Investors

General Electric (GE) was one of the most admired companies on Wall Street. What happened and how does this impact you?

Donald Calcagni,

Jun 28, 2018

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Podcast

The Journey to Economic Freedom – Are You Where You Want To Be?

Tax laws enacted at the start of 2018 can mean significant changes to your wealth and estate planning strategies.

Doug Fabian,

Aug 2, 2018

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Podcast

The Power of a Financial Plan with Laura Combs

Having a proper, well-designed financial plan can change your life. Hear about key elements of a good financial plan and the importance of defining goals.

Doug Fabian,

Oct 11, 2018

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Article

Asset Protection through Diversification: Revisiting an Old Friend

Diversification offers crucial downside protection during volatile market cycles, helping you protect your wealth and investments.

Donald Calcagni,

Nov 1, 2018

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Podcast

How to Financially Prepare for a Successful 2019

As you assess your personal finances, learn five action steps you need to take to achieve your financial goals.

Doug Fabian,

Dec 17, 2018

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Resetting Your Financial Goals for 2019

The start of a new year is a great time to define a vision and set concrete goals for your financial future.

Doug Fabian,

Jan 11, 2019

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Article

Asset Management vs. Wealth Management: Is There a Difference?

The answer is yes. Find out which one can help you with your comprehensive wealth management needs.

Dane Sauer,

Feb 19, 2019

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Podcast

Do Women Make Better Investors – with Laura Cuber

Are women better investors than men? Find out how gender-based investing may impact you.

Doug Fabian, Laura Cuber, CFP®,

Feb 26, 2019

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Article

Values and Life Lessons for Estate Planning

Formal family meetings can help facilitate a discussion on values, end of life wishes, and legacy.

Kara Duckworth,

Mar 1, 2019

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Article

New Tax Laws and Credits That May Impact Your Family

Tax changes that can help your family maximize your tax savings.

Irina Polyakova, CPA,

Mar 1, 2019

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Article

The Power of Your Financial Plan

A written financial plan can improve your chances of achieving your goals.

Laura Combs,

Mar 1, 2019

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Article

What’s the Best Way to Invest Money? Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds

Factor investing is a great alternative to indexing and active management.

Donald Calcagni,

May 21, 2019

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Article

The SECURE Act May Bring Big Changes to Retirement

The House SECURE Act brings large, meaningful changes to retirement plan accounts, from age limits for contributions to more annuity options for retirement.

Jeremiah H. Barlow,

Jun 6, 2019

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Article

HSAs, Retirement & Their Tax Advantages

Maximize retirement savings with an HSA and designate the right beneficiary to ensure tax-free inheritance.

Frances Smith,

Sep 5, 2019

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Article

The Rise of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

Your investments can reflect your values, ethics and desires for social change. Learn how to invest with purpose.

Donald Calcagni,

Sep 5, 2019

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Article

Supercharge Your Retirement Savings

How high-income earners can maximize retirement savings.

Glen Minton,

Sep 5, 2019

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Article

Financial Planning for Caretakers of Aging Family

Family caregivers who function as crucial (often invisible) support system for aging family need support too.

Judith Hirotaka,

Sep 5, 2019

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Article

Planning for Health Care Costs in Retirement

Before you retire, preparing for health care costs in retirement is critical.

James Todd,

Sep 5, 2019

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Article

Empowering Stay-At-Home Moms with Financial Knowledge

Hear from one of our own advisors about the challenges she faced as a stay-at-home mom while staying engaged with her finances.

Jennifer Baick,

Sep 5, 2019

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Article

What’s Going on with the Repo Market?

The repo market is a critical resource for large businesses and the global financial system. In fact, volatility in the repo market can impact Fed policy.

Donald Calcagni,

Sep 26, 2019

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Article

Three Tips to Prepare for a Crisis

Now is the time to make sure you have the right coverage and paperwork to ensure your assets are protected.

Kara Duckworth,

Dec 3, 2019

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Article

How to Protect Yourself in the Digital World

Learn how to protect your data and online accounts from cyberattacks.

Ron Sharon, William Nelson,

Dec 3, 2019

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Article

End-of-Year Financial Tips

Use these end-of-the-year tips to make sure your financial plan remains on track

Michael Snider,

Dec 3, 2019

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Podcast

The Rise of Socially Responsible Investing

Donald Calcagni, Doug Fabian,

Dec 17, 2019

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Article

Is Now the Time to Overweight Real Estate?

Donald Calcagni,

Dec 19, 2019

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Article

Breaking News: Congress Overhauls Retirement System and Eliminates Stretch for Inherited IRAs

Jeremiah H. Barlow,

Dec 23, 2019

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Webinar

Mercer Advisors Capital Markets Update and Outlook: January 2020

Donald Calcagni, Doug Fabian, Drew Kanaly,

Jan 29, 2020

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Article

Financial Planning for Individuals with Special Needs

Families that include people with disabilities need a special financial plan to meet unique challenges.

Christopher Currin,

Feb 5, 2020

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Article

New Legislation Impacts Retirement Planning

If you have retirement assets to pass on to your beneficiaries, your estate plan may need to revised

Jeremiah H. Barlow,

Feb 5, 2020

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Article

A Charitable Trust Extends Stretch IRAs

A charitable trust can stretch out your retirement accounts to benefit your loved ones and favorite charities.

Logan Baker,

Feb 25, 2020

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Article

Passing-On Insurance Policies Tax Free

With the SECURE Act changes, an ILIT may help minimize tax liability for your beneficiaries.

Mercer Advisors,

Feb 25, 2020

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Article

The Value of a Financial Partner

What do women want from a financial advisor? One of our advisors shares her thoughts.

Jessica Caruso, CFP®,

Mar 9, 2020

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Article

Science of Fear and Staying Calm in Volatile Times

How can you avoid making irrational decisions during this crisis? Behavioral finance techniques can help you avoid common traps.

David Haman, David Askew,

Mar 27, 2020

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Article

Inflation: The Fed, Unemployment, and Gold

The federal government is on the cusp of passing the largest fiscal stimulus package in U.S. history. What does this mean for inflation and gold?

Donald Calcagni,

Mar 27, 2020

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Article

Are We on the Cusp of a Second Great Depression?

The Great Depression was the greatest economic calamity in American history. Is history about to repeat itself?

Donald Calcagni,

Apr 9, 2020

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Article

COVID-19 Relief Aid for Individuals: What You Need to Know

Learn more about how the $2.2 trillion federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is bringing financial help for individuals affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Mercer Advisors,

Apr 10, 2020

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Article

Relief Act: Benefits for Retirement Accounts

Americans affected by COVID-19 can tap their retirement savings for relief. Learn more in this webinar.

Jeremiah H. Barlow, Kara Duckworth,

Apr 15, 2020

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Article

Keeping Q1 Market Returns in Context

During volatile markets, it’s tempting to focus on the short-term results over your long-term strategy—but don’t be tempted.

Donald Calcagni,

Apr 17, 2020

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What’s Happening in the Oil Market?

For the first time in history, the price of a barrel of oil has gone negative. What should investors make of this?

Donald Calcagni,

Apr 22, 2020

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Article

5 Key Financial Challenges to Navigate During COVID-19

Most everyone has been impacted by COVID-19 in some way. Here are 5 tips to help navigate financial challenges.

Mari Adam,

Apr 22, 2020

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Article

How to Pay for College During a Pandemic

For families with children starting or in college, COVID-19 poses financial challenges. Learn about available relief.

Dane Sauer,

Apr 22, 2020

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Article

What to do With Excess Cash: The Hunt for Yield

Interest rates are at historic lows, but there are options to find a better return for your excess cash.

Donald Calcagni,

Apr 23, 2020

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Article

How to Strengthen Your Financial Plan During a Pandemic

Eight actions you can take to ensure your financial plan survives these times and comes out stronger on the other side.

Jessica Caruso, CFP®,

Apr 30, 2020

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Article

Can States File for Bankruptcy

For investors who own municipal bonds and are worried about state bankruptcies, find out why this is an unlikely option.

Donald Calcagni,

Apr 30, 2020

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Article

Investing for Retirement Income in a Low-Yield World

Long-term planning is key to managing retirement income, even in low interest rate environments.

Donald Calcagni,

May 7, 2020

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Podcast

First Quarter 2020 Update on the Markets

Doug Fabian, Donald Calcagni,

May 13, 2020

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Article

Now is the Best Time for Gifting

Now may be the best time to review your gifting strategy due to these three factors.

Jeremiah H. Barlow,

May 14, 2020

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Webinar

Why Now is the Best Time to Gift to Your Loved Ones

Jeremiah H. Barlow,

May 14, 2020

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Webinar

Tax Strategies in Today’s Environment: Roth IRA Conversions

Jeremiah H. Barlow,

May 28, 2020

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Article

How to Best Invest Your Wealth

When it comes to life savings, investors should make investment decisions based on financial science, not emotion.

Donald Calcagni,

May 28, 2020

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Article

Tax Strategies with Roth Conversions

Now is an opportune time to convert your assets into a Roth, providing tax savings for you and your loved ones.

Mercer Advisors,

May 29, 2020

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Article

3 Keys to Retirement Readiness

Explore key factors to help you feel confident about your retirement.

William McNutt,

Jun 9, 2020

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Weathering COVID’s Impact on Real Estate

Explore options to help shore up lost cash flow from your property investments amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mark Germain,

Jul 21, 2020

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Webinar

Mercer Advisors Capital Markets Update and Outlook: July 2020

Donald Calcagni, Doug Fabian, Laura Cuber, CFP®,

Jul 30, 2020

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Article

7 Financial Planning Tips to Help You Meet Your 2020 Goals

Creating a financial plan can seem daunting, but the current world environment has proved that having a plan in place is more important than ever.

Ben Kautz,

Jul 30, 2020

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Article

Which States Have Inheritance Tax?

Find out which states have inheritance tax, estate tax, or both, and whether you must pay these taxes.

Mercer Advisors,

Aug 21, 2020

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Article

Exxon and the End of an Era

What Exxon’s delisting from the Dow Jones means for investors.

Donald Calcagni,

Aug 26, 2020

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Article

Does Warren Buffett Suddenly Like Gold?

Buffett recently invested in a large gold mining company. But does this really mean the Oracle of Omaha has changed his tune on gold?

Donald Calcagni,

Aug 28, 2020

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Article

Wealth-Life Balance: 3 Steps for Women

Need financial peace of mind in volatile times? Build a long-range plan and stick with it.

Alise Kraus, Kristen Kestel,

Aug 31, 2020

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Article

What Benchmarking Tells Investors

What benchmarking does and doesn’t tell us about fund manager performance.

Donald Calcagni,

Sep 2, 2020

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Article

ESG Investments Join the Mainstream

With Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing, you can achieve a financial return while bringing about positive social or environmental change.

Judy McNary,

Sep 10, 2020

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Article

Reducing Portfolio Risk and Managing Volatility

Learn different approaches to reduce portfolio risk, including hedging, stop losses, and diversification.

Donald Calcagni,

Sep 11, 2020

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Article

Silver: No Mettle to Fight Inflation

Can silver work as a hedge against inflation and help protect your investment portfolio?

Donald Calcagni,

Sep 21, 2020

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Article

5 Tips for Your College 529 Plan

529 plans are a great tool to save for college tuition. We share 5 tips to help maximize your 529 savings plan.

Mari Adam,

Sep 22, 2020

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Article

3 Factors for Special Needs Financial Planning

Protect your loved ones who have special needs by putting a comprehensive plan in place.

Christopher Currin,

Sep 22, 2020

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Webinar

How to Invest for Social and Environmental Impact

Our topic for today is how to invest for social and environmental impact. With me is Senior Client Advisor Judy McNary and Managing Director Laura Combs.

Judy McNary, Laura Combs, Kristen Comeau,

Sep 23, 2020

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3 Questions to Answer for Solar Energy Use

Judy McNary,

Oct 7, 2020

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10 Tax Tips for 2020 for Individuals and Businesses

Here are the 10 tax tips to help save you money in 2020. It’s not too late to take strategic action to lessen your tax burden.

Daniel Epstein,

Oct 16, 2020

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Article

Managing a Financial Windfall With SRI

If a recent inheritance or financial windfall doesn’t match your values, socially responsible investing can help.

Judy McNary,

Oct 21, 2020

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Article

Year-End Tax Gifting Strategies

Making year-end donations? Planning ahead and the CARES Act can help your giving have a bigger impact.

Josh DeForest,

Oct 22, 2020

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Article

Plan Now for Potential Tax Changes

Taxes are one of life’s certainties, but there’s still time in 2020 to influence how much you’ll pay Uncle Sam.

Jeremiah H. Barlow,

Nov 2, 2020

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Article

Post-Election Commentary: Why the Rising Market?

As 2020 election results have come in throughout this week, one thing that wasn’t expected was the market rally that occurred.

Donald Calcagni,

Nov 6, 2020

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Article

2021 Market Outlook

2020 showed us that diversified portfolios can deliver risk reduction and healthy long-term returns. We see glimmers of hope for 2021, but let’s not lose sight of our learnings from 2020.

Donald Calcagni,

Dec 21, 2020

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Article

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples

For same-sex couples, estate planning is essential to ensure your hard-earned wealth goes to your loved ones and not someone else.

Albert Zdenek,

Dec 30, 2020

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Article

529 Plan Benefits You May Not Know About

529 plans are a popular way to save for college. Here are five benefits you may not know about.

Mari Adam,

Jan 4, 2021

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Article

Democrats Won the Senate. Now what?

Democrats are now in charge of both the Senate and the House. What can we expect from this blue ripple?

Donald Calcagni,

Jan 12, 2021

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Article

A Year to Remember: Resilient Markets Overcome Pandemic Panic

The markets rebounded in 2020, reinforcing that a diversified strategy is a sound strategy. With continued low interest rates and a rising national debt, what’s next?

Donald Calcagni, Mari Adam,

Jan 13, 2021

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Article

Planning for a Non-Traditional Family (Which Is Probably Yours)

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Here’s how to make sure yours is financially protected regardless of who’s part of it.

Kara Duckworth,

Jan 19, 2021

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Article

5 Ways to Align Your Insurance and Wealth Planning

Insurance is vital to protecting your financial future. Learn how to align your insurance and wealth management strategy with help from an advisor.

Terry Bobo,

Jan 21, 2021

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Article

GameStop: Making Sense of it All

The rise in GameStop this past week has been eye-popping. However, fundamentals still determine the long-term viability of any business.

Donald Calcagni,

Feb 1, 2021

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Article

How I Navigated The Healthcare System Alone When My Husband Was Diagnosed With Cancer

Women should be in control of their financial situation. Even when navigating the healthcare system.

Kara Duckworth,

Feb 17, 2021

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Article

Mine Your Cash Flow to Build Your Wealth

The secret to building wealth is finding, increasing, and saving your cash flow. Here are some ways to get started.

Albert Zdenek,

Feb 28, 2021

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Article

2020 Pandemic Tax Relief

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) offers tax benefits for continued pandemic relief for 2020 and beyond.

Daniel Epstein, Matthew McCarthy, CPA,

Feb 28, 2021

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Article

Find More Cash Flow in Your Business

To achieve success with your small business, adopt the CFO mindset and manage your cash flow.

Albert Zdenek,

Feb 28, 2021

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Article

The American Rescue Plan Act: Inflationary largesse or just what the doctor ordered?

While the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act might fuel inflationary pressures, it just might be the medicine we need to put the pandemic behind us.

Donald Calcagni,

Mar 22, 2021

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Article

What You Need to Know About Inheritance Tax

When a loved one passes away and leaves assets to beneficiaries, those assets may be subject to an inheritance tax, depending on the location of the deceased and their relationship to the inheritor.

Logan Baker,

Mar 23, 2021

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Planning for Career Interruptions

COVID-19 has had an outsized (mostly negative) impact on women. A financial plan can give women financial independence.

Laura Combs,

Mar 26, 2021

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Article

5 Steps to Take Back Control After COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed how many women think about money. Use these 5 steps to take back control of your money.

Mari Adam,

Mar 26, 2021

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Article

Aligning Charitable Giving, Estate, and Tax Planning

Learn how to create a charitable giving strategy that does more for your nonprofit causes.

Mercer Advisors,

Apr 7, 2021

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Article

The Best Strategy for Beating Inflation

What’s the best way to beat inflation? CIO Don Calcagni explores stocks, commodities, gold, and more.

Donald Calcagni,

Apr 30, 2021

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Article

Hiring an Estate Planning Attorney

To navigate the complex world of estate laws and taxes, you’ll likely need to hire an estate planning attorney. We’ll help you learn how.

Jeremiah H. Barlow,

May 6, 2021

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Article

Financial Tips for Out-of-State Moves

Moving to a new state? Here are some financial tips to consider as you navigate this big change.

Mercer Advisors,

May 24, 2021

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Article

Lessons From My Mom

Hear from the women at Mercer Advisors on the most important money lesson their mom taught them.

Mercer Advisors,

May 24, 2021

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Article

Biden’s Tax Increases Won’t Affect Just the Top 1%

The Biden administration’s proposed corporate tax and capital gains increases will impact millions of U.S, households over time.

Donald Calcagni,

May 25, 2021

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