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Monday, April 1, 2024

I can still feel the incredible energy from my Spring Equinox client appreciation event on March 20th. Sharing the magic of the Himalayan salt cave and a soothing Soundbath with a few of my amazing female clients and guests was truly...

 

Monday, April 1, 2024

Reiki is a gentle, therapeutic modality that originated in Japan to promote stress reduction and relaxation for the natural healing of the body. Reiki is a technique centered on the placing of hands on or above certain areas of the...

 

Monday, April 1, 2024

Most American workers who earn wage income and pay Social Security taxes via withholding receive Social Security benefits at some point in retirement. While the Social Security Administration has tried to make the process easier to...

 

Friday, March 1, 2024

Wealth preservation is essential for high-net-worth (HNW) individuals, but it warrants a gender-specific focus, too. Particularly for HNW women, understanding the complexities of wealth preservation is crucial. Whether due to...

 

Friday, March 1, 2024

Regardless of the stage of life, your credit score is an essential component of your financial health when you're in retirement. A consistently strong credit score can pave the way for greater confidence, easy loan access, and lower...

 

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Planning for retirement often involves focusing on your finances and ensuring that you not only will have enough to sustain you during your retirement but adequate funds to do the things you enjoy doing. While this strategy is a...

 

Monday, January 29, 2024

The world is a vast place, and, for travelers, it may seem endless when trying to hit all of the most popular destinations. Whether you like to travel to places with historical value, enjoy learning about a new culture, or are looking...

 

Monday, January 29, 2024

To ease some of the burden of tax season, we've created this guide that contains all the information you need to address your tax season questions. 2023/2024 Tax Season Guide at a Glance

 

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Your financial professional can help leverage these changes to impact your tax liabilities It is crucial for individuals to engage in strategic tax planning with their financial professionals, particularly considering the changes to...

 

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

When it comes to making personal New Year’s resolutions, the majority of them are geared towards making more sensible food choices and buying a gym membership. However, to adopt an overall healthier lifestyle, it’s...

 

Monday, January 1, 2024

Use this 2023 2024 Quick View Tax Guide to help you prepare for tax season. 

 

Thursday, December 14, 2023

LPL Research recently unveiled Outlook 2024: A Turning Point, which recaps where markets have been over the last half of 2023 to help position your portfolio through midyear of 2024. It’s with pleasure that we bring you a few of...

 

Friday, December 1, 2023

It may be easy to forget that we're nearing the end of the year. Even during the busy end-of-year rush, it's a good time to reevaluate your 2023 finances and turn an eye toward 2024. What may be possible to improve and streamline your...

 

Friday, December 1, 2023

Take an organized approach to holiday shopping and actually enjoy it If advertisements and commercials are beginning to feature scenes of happy families, clad in brightly colored sweaters, gathered by a fire, surrounded by an...

 

Friday, November 3, 2023

The vast majority of Americans need long-term care. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70% of people over age 65 may need some long-term care during their lives.1 Unfortunately, planning for long-term care...

 

Friday, November 3, 2023

Having a desire to give and a philanthropic mindset are both important qualities to possess in modern society. With so many economic and social challenges in society, contributions to charities and philanthropy efforts are needed now...

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

You have probably heard about financial planning and its potential benefits, but you are unsure how to apply the principles to your life. A financial plan is a collection of steps that help you to evaluate your financial condition and...

 

Monday, October 2, 2023

Many of you already have estate documents, probably executed many years ago. You need an estate attorney to look over your documents every 10 years or so. Here are a dozen points to review. Do you have a will and powers of attorney for...

 

Friday, September 8, 2023

Your goals and priorities will probably change as you plan to retire. Along with them, your insurance needs may change as well. Retirement is typically a good time to review the different parts of your insurance program and make any...

 

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Having a solid life insurance policy in place is crucial for any adult who has assets, a business, or a steady income. While most adults know that having a life insurance policy is a vital piece in their financial puzzle, there are...

 

Friday, August 18, 2023

I can still feel the energy from all the love, abundance and vibrations that filled Serra Cross Park on the beautiful evening of August 1st during our 2nd Annual Full Moon Prosperity Sound Bath. I host these events first to show...

 

Monday, August 14, 2023

Between work, family, friends, and other commitments, it’s often hard to take time for yourself. However, it’s important for your physical and mental health to intentionally slow down and take a much-needed break from the...

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Making decisions about your retirement account can seem overwhelming, especially if you feel unsure about your knowledge of investments. However, the following basic rules can help you make smarter choices regardless of whether you...

 

Friday, July 7, 2023

Almost half of all adults are part of the "sandwich generation." These are adults in their 40s and 50s who are helping support or care for a parent while also supporting or caring for a child.1 Being caught between two generations...

 

Thursday, July 6, 2023

If recent market volatility has you questioning your opportunities for financial freedom, you are not alone. Due to rising inflation, higher interest rates, a volatile stock market, and recession fears, many investors find themselves...

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Making informed decisions about retirement is crucial to financial independence.In an era characterized by high job turnover, it is more important than ever for employees to carefully manage their retirement savings. With a significant...

 

Monday, June 5, 2023

A Roth IRA conversion involves repositioning traditional IRA or qualified employer-sponsored retirement plan assets into a Roth IRA. One reason people convert traditional IRAs or other retirement accounts into Roth IRAs is so they can...

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

I’m still glowing with appreciation, love and gratitude after our women’s event on May 24th… Mind, Body, Spirit & Money! Amazing women from the community gathered at The Movement Spin Studio to bond, mingle...

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Whether your child was just born or is heading toward high school graduation, a 529 savings plan may help you put aside funds to pay for college expenses without paying taxes (federal and some states) on any dividends and gains....

 

Monday, May 1, 2023

You may already be aware of the importance of having enough life insurance coverage to handle financial matters that could affect your family in the event of your death. However, determining the appropriate amount of coverage for your...

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

A warm soak in the tub can be relaxing, but that isn’t the only kind of bath that can relieve stress. Another variety, a sound bath, harness the power of sound waves to produce a unique and meditative experience.How it’s...

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Get more security & convenience with your financial statements. I wanted to let you know you have the option to go paperless with your documents inside the Account View portal. Within the portal, you can sign up for paperless delivery of...

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

As you age, the question of when to collect Social Security (SS) retirement benefits will likely come to mind. There is no one size fits all age; your unique circumstances and goals will dictate the appropriate time for you to take...

 

Thursday, March 9, 2023

The U.S. has not been debt free since 1835 – should you be debt free?As 2023 heats up, talk about the national debt spiraling out of control will too.But what is the national debt and should investors worry about it? More...

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Sedona has stolen my heart and I’d like to share my recent experience and journey with you. For those of you who don’t know this about me, I really try to embrace the motto of Mind, Body, Spirit and Money in all...

 

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Deciding which one comes first so you know where to focus your efforts.When it comes to personal finance, there are a number of competing priorities that can make it difficult to determine where to focus your efforts. For many people,...

 

Monday, February 6, 2023

For many people, entrepreneurship is the ultimate American dream. Five years ago, there were already more than 25 million Americans running their own businesses. And with the COVID-19 pandemic leading many W-2 workers to...

 

Monday, February 6, 2023

Women own nearly 20% of the businesses that employ people in the United States, and countless more women run their businesses without employees. There are over one million women-owned firms. They employ over 10 million people and...

 

Monday, February 6, 2023

Your retirement planning needs to incorporate more than just investments. Your open heart and your relatives can combine to threaten your retirement savings – savings you soon may need. Learn the true cost to your future before...

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Congress passed SECURE 2.0 as part of the fiscal 2023 spending package. This bipartisan retirement security legislation could present opportunities for your retirement savings strategy.

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Practicing meditation is all about finding inner peace and investing in the wellness of your mind, body, and spirit for a few minutes each day. It’s important to take the time to focus on nothing but your breathing, forgetting...

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Download and Print our 2022/2023 Tax Season at a Glance Guide.

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Each year, many of us focus on our financial health by resetting goals and checking off items on our financial to-do list. Attempting to implement everything at once can be overwhelming but a month-by-month approach may help you plan...

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Shifts in tax brackets as well as the standard deduction slated for 2024.On October 18, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced tax year 2023 adjustments for tax returns filed in 2024.From the IRS directly...

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

It’s that time again: the chance to put yourself first and make realistic goals for the year ahead. While it seems like you can only focus on one aspect of your health at a time, that’s not the case. The following...

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Through all the challenges, newfound opportunities, and every high and low we’ve experienced during the last couple of years, it’s no surprise why we might be striving for more balance. Whether it’s about the markets...

 

Monday, December 5, 2022

It’s hard to believe we are already approaching the end of another year, and holiday season will soon be here. Since holiday spending doesn’t include just gifting, it’s essential to set your budget now. You may likely...

 

Monday, November 7, 2022

The S&P 500 does best when one party controls Congress and the WH too.The 2022 Midterm Elections will feature hundreds of hotly contested races at the state and local level and will decide whether the Democrats maintain – or the...

 

Monday, November 7, 2022

The fourth quarter holidays are often seen as one of the prime times to take out your checkbook — not only do many charities put in extra efforts helping others this time of year, but donating is also a smart financial move....

 

Friday, November 4, 2022

Year-end is approaching and being prepared is the best way to make this tax season your easiest yet. Following are important information and tools to help you get ready.\ As always, meeting with us early and often will ensure your...

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

It was yet another fantastic evening, appreciating current clients at Legacy One Financial. Hosted by Gaea Verneris at Legacy One Financial and Jason Van Duren at Bluerock Investments, guests got to sip delicious wines at the New Deep...

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Those turning 65 this year have a 7 in 10 chance of needing long-term care (LTC) at some point.1 With the cost of a private room in a nursing home now topping $100,000 per year, the thought of paying this — or for a loved one...

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

For many, autumn is the best time of year. The return of cool breezes, comforting foods, and pumpkins can be invigorating. It’s also a bookmark of sorts, especially for your finances—a perfect time to take stock of your...

 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Everyone has a choice to make when they wake up in the morning. Will today be a good day or a bad day? A “good day” all starts with positive thinking. A negative mindset translates into bad thoughts that will adversely...

 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Life insurance has many uses, including income replacement, business continuation, and estate preservation. Long-term care insurance helps provide financial protection against the potentially high cost of long-term care. If you find...

 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Investing for your retirement isn't about getting rich quick. More often, it's about having a game plan that you can live with over a long time. You wouldn't expect to be able to play the piano without learning the basics and...

 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Regardless of what you do or how much you earn, you deal with money on a daily basis. The more you understand about finances, the more effectively you will be able to manage yours.Yet, many people lack financial literacy skills. One...

 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Although some estimates show that 15 to 20% of all financial professionals are women, there is a growing demand for females in the financial services industry.1 In America, women control about $14 trillion in assets. A female financial...

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Markets rarely give us clear skies, and there are always threats to watch for on the horizon, but the right preparation, context, and support can help us navigate anything that may lie ahead. So far, this year hasn’t seen a...

 

Monday, July 4, 2022

Our event last week, Prosperity Sound Bath Immersion at Serra Cross Park in Ventura was an amazing success. I’m still beaming from the energy and appreciation that surrounded us all that day. It was an absolutely beautiful...

 

Monday, June 13, 2022

Social wellness refers to the relationships you have and how you interact with others. It involves building and maintaining positive, supportive relationships and fostering meaningful connections.If you prioritize becoming socially...

 

Monday, June 13, 2022

The "sandwich generation" is the descriptive term for adults generally between the ages of 40 and 59 who are raising a minor child (or supporting a grown child) while also caring for a retirement-age or older parent. With financial...

 

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Friday, November 19, 2021

For many Americans, the countdown to the holiday season means one thing: winter sports. Skiing is a popular hobby, and for good reason. When else can you take in all of Old Man Winter’s glory as you fly down a mountain? Not only...

 

Friday, November 19, 2021

For many people, a new year provides a new start—and nothing says "new start" like a fresh new set of financial goals. But setting these goals is easier said than done. What steps should you take to get the most bang for your...

 

Friday, November 19, 2021

With the holidays here, now is the time to get into the giving spirit and help to change others' lives for the better. Whether you are looking to make a difference in a specific person's life or the life of many, there are many ways to...

 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Long-term care insurance is a type of insurance that covers the costs related to long-term, chronic health concerns. It may cover things that traditional health insurance does not cover, such as personal care services. If you have a...

 

Friday, October 22, 2021

It may be easy to forget we're nearing the end of the year. Even during the busy end of year rush, it's a good time to reevaluate your 2021 finances and turn an eye toward 2022. What can you do now to potentially improve and streamline...

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

One of the most important pieces of the college financing puzzle is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Without the FAFSA, a college student is unlikely to be able to apply for or receive certain types of federal...

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

In 2013, a Gallup poll found that only about one in every three U.S. households maintained a budget.1 A 2021 survey of 1,000 Americans found that 80% now say they have a budget.2 Americans are budgeting more due to the pandemic....

 

Sunday, August 8, 2021

September 22nd is American Business Women's Day, and it may be the perfect day to celebrate women who have surpassed the glass ceiling and gone on to be leaders and inspirations for businesswomen everywhere. In honor of American...

 

Monday, July 26, 2021

2020 was one of the most disruptive years ever for the U.S. job market, almost as significant as the unemployment during the Great Depression in 1933 and surpassing joblessness during the Great Recession from 2006 to 2008. Many...

 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Though U.S. taxpayers received an extra month to file and pay their federal income taxes in 2021, some are still smarting from having to write a check to the IRS.[1] For many, it can be tough to make the connection between those...

 

Friday, June 25, 2021

For many parents, COVID-19 restrictions resulted in a double-whammy of adjustment both professionally and personally. Along with managing the new normal in their jobs, parents became teachers, tutors, and counselors as they helped...

 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

From opting for metal or rubber straws in lieu of disposable ones to saying goodbye to a daily commute by working remotely, sustainable living is a hot topic for many households. But living a more sustainable life isn't just good for...

 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The United States is filled with natural beauty, which can be enjoyed by visiting one of the many parks throughout the country. From forests to canyons, waterfalls to mountains, you can find a park that has what you are looking for....

 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Graduation from college is an exciting time for many and signals the start of student loan repayment. If you are a recent graduate, you may have a co-signer on your student loan. If you are a parent or family member that is a co-signer...

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Insurance should be part of everyone’s plan – and it should evolve too Young adults starting out in life, especially newlyweds, need insurance. But what kind? As a start, a good term life policy likely is a smart move....

 

Monday, May 10, 2021

A 529 plan is a state-sponsored tax-advantaged plan designed for saving for future education expenses authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. If used for education, the assets grow tax-free. According to the College...

 

Friday, April 23, 2021

If you're a small business owner, many of the best practices employed by individual investors are also available to you (of course!), but you also have some additional options and factors to weigh while creating your investment plans....

 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Forty-four percent of American women are the primary breadwinner in their house.1 Yet only 10% of women feel very confident in their ability to fully retire with a comfortable lifestyle.2 Although more women are providing for their...

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

With so much going on in the world today—from a global pandemic through economic hardship—it comes as no surprise that many people have recently found themselves under heavy financial stress. Whether it is due to the loss...

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

In a recent survey, 74% of current workers stated they plan to work for pay after retiring.1 And that possibility raises an interesting question: how will working affect Social Security benefits? To answer that question requires an...

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tip: How Much? Check your Social Security earnings and see an estimate of your benefits on the website, www.ssa.gov. Social Security’s been a fact of retirement life ever since it was established in 1935. We all think we know how...

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

When you die, what will happen to your retirement plan benefits? In general, your retirement plan benefits pass to the beneficiaries you designate on the plan beneficiary designation form. Your benefits will generally be subject to...

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

While many people often think of only their physical health needs when evaluating health insurance plans, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all plans that are sold on the individual or family health insurance marketplaces to...

 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Too many people just don’t have it, but your financial professional can help April is National Financial Literacy Month – an entire month dedicated to underscoring the importance of learning, establishing and maintaining...

 
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