Tax Planning for the Start of a New Year

Tax season is upon us, but you can start 2024 off on the right foot with tax planning tips and strategies presented by Mike Valenti, Director, Tax Planning and Tom Fridrich, Carson Group Manager & Sr. Wealth Planner in our Tax Planning for the Start of a New Year webinar, now available …

Tax Law Changes that Could Affect Your Return This Tax Season

By Mike Valenti, CPA, CFP®, Director of Tax Planning It’s that time of year again! W-2s, 1099s and mortgage statements have been to hit your mailbox: a daily reminder that it is, once again, Tax Season.

8 Tax Tools for the Toolbox

As you reflect on the past year in preparation to meet with your accountant, consider these loopholes that may help you dodge the taxman. Get our step-by-step guide.   Download Guide

Applying to College? These Changes to the FAFSA May Affect You

By Ryan Egolf, EA, Senior Tax Planner If you or your children are in the college hunt, the prospect of paying for school could be disheartening given its alarming price tag. The Education Data Initiative estimates the average annual cost of public college in the United States to be more tha …

What Documents You Should Provide to Your Tax Preparer

Mike Valenti, CPA, CFP®, Director of Tax Planning Tom Fridrich, JD, CLU, ChFC®, Senior Wealth Planner It’s January, so it’s officially tax season! One of the most common client questions heard by tax preparers is, “So, what do you need from me?” The short answer to that question is often, “ …

Family Financial Planning

Financial planning encompasses evaluating your overall financial landscape, delineating both short- and long-term goals, and charting the necessary steps to achieve them. Family financial planning shares this fundamental core but centers specifically on the family’s financial position …

The Family Budget: Financial Empowerment at Your Fingertips

Managing family finances has become more complex than ever as the economy, job market and family structures have all undergone dramatic changes in recent years. American families continue to evolve at a rapid pace, resulting in new and complex financial concerns and challenges. When is the …

How Will My Financial Plan Change Over the Course of My Life?

By Tom Fridrich, JD, CLU, ChFC®, Senior Wealth Planner Your career and lifestyle look completely different when you’re in your 20s compared to when you’re in your 60s. Your financial focus and planning in each decade should follow suit. Let’s look at three financial tactics to focus on in e …

Year-End Planning: Do Something Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

By Ryan Egolf, EA, Senior Tax Planner As the New Year quickly approaches, it’s time to put a bow on your 2023 financial plan. Like many Americans, we tend to procrastinate until the last second. However, there are plenty of things you can and should consider. While this is by no means an ex …

2024 Calendar: Key Tasks & Financial Dates

Get ready to tackle 2024 with this month-by-month financial task list. We’ve also included important dates so you won’t miss key deadlines. Download the checklist today to get started.  

9 Year-End Planning Tips from a Wealth Planner

By Mark N. Petersen, CPA, CFP®, CP, Affluent Wealth Planning The holidays are upon us! That must mean it’s time to roll up my sleeves and get to work on year-end financial planning – with an emphasis on 2023 income tax. One consideration this year is that we’re two years from the expiration …

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