Volunteering Comes with Benefits

Vertex Planning Partners / Resources / September 13, 2023

The pandemic increased the number of people seeking help from nonprofits, but decreased the number of volunteers available (or willing) to help out. Now that most mask mandates have been lifted and we’ve adapted to the “new normal,” it’s time to consider volunteering to support your community, the causes and organizations you believe in—and yourself. […]

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Healthier Lifestyle, Longer Life

Vertex Planning Partners / Resources / August 17, 2023

Life expectancy declines in the U.S., but is rebounding in other countries. It may still be too early to talk about life expectancy in a post-pandemic world, but it’s been obvious to researchers for years that Americans have a shorter life expectancy than their counterparts in Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, […]

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When to Begin Collecting Social Security

Vertex Planning Partners / Planning, Retirement / July 10, 2023

Deciding when to retire and begin collecting Social Security is an important life decision. Some people may feel they don’t have enough savings to retire and delay their retirement plans to continue working, which means postponing when they begin collecting Social Security. Current law allows workers to begin collecting Social Security between 62 and 70 […]

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Optimizing Required Minimum Distributions

Vertex Planning Partners / Planning, Resources / June 12, 2023

Seventy-three is an important age milestone for those in or near retirement, as it marks the time when required minimum distributions (RMDs) begin to be withdrawn annually from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and employer-sponsored retirement plans (previously, the threshold was 72). The milestone carries with it tax consequences that are not fixed. Rather, there are […]

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Top of Mind

Vertex Planning Partners / Resources / February 10, 2023

Practicing Mindfulness With Money Can Help Boost Your Financial Wellness Many people practice mindfulness through yoga, tai chi or other forms of movement, often incorporating breathing exercises. Others rely on their smart watch or phone to ping them at the same time each day, urging them to practice it for a few minutes. While there […]

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Pay It Forward

Vertex Planning Partners / Planning, Retirement / January 18, 2023

Looking To Teach a Child Some Important Money Lessons? Consider a Roth Custodial IRA. You started early and have saved hard in your 401(k). You’ve also paid close attention to your investing strategy over the years. And you definitely understand the benefits of tax-deferred compounding over the long term and the potential for growth. Heck, […]

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Webinars: Tax Planning & Investment Solutions

Vertex Planning Partners / Planning, Tax Changes / October 27, 2022

Don’t miss our Two Part Series to help prepare you for your 2022 taxes. Part 1: Inflation Reduction Act & Tax Planning Considerations for 2022 Tuesday, Nov 1 @ 3pm – WATCH THE RECORDING Steve Franzen, CPA, PFS, CGMA will be leading the discussion outlining parts of the Inflation Reduction Act that may impact your […]

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Taking a Hike

Vertex Planning Partners / Investing, Resources / October 11, 2022

Four ways interest Rate Hikes Can Affect Your Finances Unless you live on another planet, you are fully aware of this thing called inflation — whether you’re at the grocery store, a gas station, buying clothes online, hiring a contractor or doing almost any other thing that requires spending money for something. Earlier this year, […]

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Eliminate the Guesswork

Vertex Planning Partners / Estate Planning, Planning, Retirement / July 14, 2022

Creating an estate plan is a key component of achieving financial wellness Most people don’t spend too much time thinking about end-of-life planning on a daily basis. But you may have loved ones who will soon face those issues. While it’s not pleasant to think about, you may be the one who ends up having […]

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The Many Faces of Risk

Vertex Planning Partners / Planning, Resources / March 14, 2022

Knowing the different types of investment risk can help you cope with market volatility. When was the last time you checked your retirement plan balance? If your balance was less than it was the last time you checked, you probably felt a bit of pain. Everybody does. Where exactly does that pain come from? It’s […]

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