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A Few Things to Consider Before Investing in Bitcoin

A Few Things to Consider Before Investing in Bitcoin

Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency used to be regarded as an investment for day traders only. Today, it is gaining interest, creating many questions for investors. Some investors look to Bitcoin as a way to protect their portfolio from inflation and currency...

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Is a Roth Conversion Right for You?

Is a Roth Conversion Right for You?

Many diligent retirement savers have spent decades putting away money into Traditional IRA’s or Traditional 401k’s/403b’s. The main benefit of these vehicles is tax deferral and the potential to receive a deduction on your taxes for the year in which the contributions...

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How Much Should I Contribute to My 401(k)?

How Much Should I Contribute to My 401(k)?

Many employers offer a 401k plan for retirement savings. Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions?    How much should I contribute? How much does the match matter? How much do I need to put in each pay period to ensure the retirement of my dreams?!?...

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Should I Refinance My Mortgage? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

Should I Refinance My Mortgage? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

One of the only great things to come out of 2020 is the opportunity to refinance debt, particularly your mortgage, for a lower interest rate. There are many considerations in refinancing a mortgage but the most discussed is the interest rate. If you are able to...

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2021 – New Year, New Financial Resolutions

2021 – New Year, New Financial Resolutions

Many people see the turn of a year as an opportunity to set fresh goals and create new habits – especially around their personal financial situation. “I want to get my finances in order, save more, spend less, increase earnings, etc…” we’ve heard it all, but...

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Three Tax Planning Strategies to End 2020 on a Better Note

Three Tax Planning Strategies to End 2020 on a Better Note

This year give the gift of tax planning…to yourself! 2020 has been a unique year, and it has created some unique tax planning opportunities. The events of 2020 have led to new legislation that provides for opportunities in your charitable planning. Some folks have...

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Understand S.M.A.R.T Goals and Basic Savings Strategies

Understand S.M.A.R.T Goals and Basic Savings Strategies

How much money should I be saving every month? If we had a nickel for every time we get asked that question here at 5280 Associates… but we love hearing it! This is where our expertise and our creativity meet to tailor a plan just for you. It comes down to setting...

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4 Keys to Investing During a Volatile Stock Market

4 Keys to Investing During a Volatile Stock Market

Investing can be intimidating, even in “normal” times. Throw in one of the most volatile stock markets in US history, and investing can become almost unapproachable for some. As you may know, 2020 has certainly been a roller coaster for the stock market. We have...

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