WHY WOMEN ARE BETTER INVESTORS

BY: PATRICK R. COTE, CFA, CFP®

Over the last few years, several studies from Fidelity, Wells Fargo, the University of California and Hargreaves Lansdown in the UK show that women’s investment returns tend to outperform men’s by anywhere from 0.4% to 0.8% per year.

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All Girls Are Good At Math

BY: KATE HENNESSY,  CFP®

The fear and intimidation that women face about finances can start at an early age.

Research has shown that as young as 4th grade girls believe they are equal to boys and can do anything boys can do – girls enjoy and are good at both math and science.

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Don't Let Fear Hold You Back

BY: SUSAN POWERS, CFA, CPA, CFP®, CPFA

This was the message from a new client to others when she and I spoke about the circumstances in her life that caused her to seek out the services of a registered investment advisor.

The fear - of what; why was it holding you back?

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Women and Financial Planning

 

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN BY SHARING THEIR FINANCIAL JOURNEY

 
Listen in as Susan Powers & Kate Hennessy welcome four clients to a Special Edition of "Your Money” with Professor Kent Smetters on Sirius XM Wharton Business Radio, CH 132
 
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MARGARITAS AND TAXES

By: Kate Hennessy, CFP®

They have absolutely nothing in common, however given the time of year and the weather changing they both seem to be on people’s minds.   I’ve learned lessons and tips from tax professionals throughout the years about ways to reduce our taxes, three of which I think you may find helpful as you think ahead to this year’s tax filing deadline of May 17.

 

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TAX LAW CHANGES - WHO NEEDS TO GET READY?

BY: PATRICK R. COTE, CFA, CFP®

The tax field is not typically thought of as very exciting. However, every now and then there is a big change that creates a lot of buzz in the industry. We are in one such period now with several proposed tax plans from President Biden and Congress.

While we don’t yet know which (if any) plans become law, there are a number of important taxation areas being discussed:

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TAX DAY IS MAY 17 - ARE YOU READY?

BY: SUSAN POWERS, CFA, CPA, CFP®, CPFA

On March 17, 2021, the IRS announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year would be automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021.

2021 Tax Deadline Extension: 5 Key Points

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Why We Should All Put a Credit Freeze in Place

By: Patrick Cote, CFA, CFP®

We believe credit freezes are one of the most effective, yet least-discussed, techniques to prevent identity theft.  They might be little-known because no one, including the credit bureaus, actually makes any money from a credit freeze – unlike credit locks, they are now provided for free.   Putting a credit freeze in place prevents the credit bureaus from sharing your credit report with any third parties, which makes it hard to establish new credit.  The freezes are very helpful for each of us, because

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2 Steps to Protect Your Social Security Information

By: Susan Powers, CFA, CPA, CFP®, CPFA

Too many of us have been victims of some type of identity theft but there are many things we can do to help protect ourselves.  This month we each discuss steps you can take now.  These suggested actions are not too time consuming, some are simply good habits we need to remind ourselves to follow.

Step 1 – create your personal my Social Security account. 

https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/

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Three Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

By: Kate Hennessy, CFP®

As someone who had her purse stolen and was then a victim of identity theft, I am acutely aware of both my physical and financial security. It’s not fun when a bad actor swipes your bag or your personal information.  Although there are multiple steps to prevent your identity from being stolen, in this article I highlight three that sometimes people overlook but should incorporate into their daily lives.

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