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Cash Flow Management

By: Elisabeth - December 2, 2019 - 8:11 am

An underappreciated fundamental in financial planning. Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP®   You’ve probably heard the saying that “cash is king,” and that truth applies whether you own a business or not. Most discussions of business and personal “financial planning” involve tomorrow’s goals, but those goals may not be realized without attention to  Read more…


Your Extended Care Strategy

By: Elisabeth - November 4, 2019 - 8:22 am

Are you prepared for the possibility – and expense – of eldercare? Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP® Do you have an extra $33,000 to $100,000 to spare this year? How about next year, and the year after that? Your answer to these questions is probably “no.” What could possibly cost so much? Eldercare.    Read more…


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…