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No, That Is Not the I.R.S. Calling

By: Elisabeth - October 1, 2019 - 10:39 am

Watch out for crooks impersonating I.R.S. agents (and financial industry professionals). Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP® Do you know how the Internal Revenue Service contacts taxpayers to resolve a problem? The first step is almost always to send a letter through the U.S. Postal Service to the taxpayer.1 It is very rare for  Read more…


Life Insurance at an Early Age

By: Elisabeth - September 3, 2019 - 1:40 pm

Perhaps you’ve heard the maxim, “Preparation is the key to success.” But when it comes to life insurance, knowing when to prepare is almost more important than the preparation itself.  Sure, it can be difficult to think about life insurance as early as your 20s, but life moves pretty fast sometimes. Before you know it,  Read more…


Put it in a Letter

By: Elisabeth - August 5, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Put it in a Letter Express your wishes.  Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA. CFP®  Actor Lee Marvin once said, “As soon as people see my face on a movie screen, they [know] two things: first, I’m not going to get the girl, and second, I’ll get a cheap funeral before the picture is over.”1  Read more…


The Financial Realities of Longevity

By: Elisabeth - July 1, 2019 - 10:25 am

Your financial future is up to you and no one else.  Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP® What will be your future? You know that solid retirement strategy takes your time horizon, an often unpredictable factor, into consideration. Your thinking must include an awareness of how long you must save for and what sort  Read more…


Ways to Ease the Cost of College

By: Elisabeth - May 1, 2019 - 12:20 pm

A look at grants, scholarships, 529 plans, and other methods. Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP® How much could a college education cost in the 2030s? You may want to take a deep breath and sit down before reading the next paragraph. A MassMutual analysis projects that four years of tuition, room, and board  Read more…