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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Buying your first home should bring joy. For many millennials, it may instead bring stress from financial juggling. In a recent survey, over 60 percent said they regretted buying a house. Their number one reason? The ongoing financial...

Monday, January 27, 2020

If you are like most Americans, meeting the future financial obligation of sending your child to college requires years of disciplined saving and intelligent investing. One strategy for accumulating the necessary funds to pay for...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Buying your first home is a big decision that involves a major financial commitment, so you want to make sure you approach it smartly. Here are some important tips to help you make this decision. 1. MAKE SURE HOMEOWNERSHIP IS RIGHT FOR...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Many business owners believe they have plenty of time to create a successful plan for the future of their businesses. Most commonly, owners think that if they give themselves a few years, they can transform their businesses into...

Thursday, January 16, 2020

You work hard for your money. And you protect it. Year after year, you build net worth as your cash and other assets (house, real estate, investments) grow. Now, imagine that you never protected your money — that you left your...

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Many business owners support their families through their businesses. If something were to happen to you, such as a sudden death or permanent incapacitation, it may affect both your business and the lifestyles of the people who rely...

Monday, June 24, 2019

No one wants to spend money on something they don’t need. So why do you need an estimate of your company’s value when you don’t expect to leave for several or many years? You may not — if you fall into one of...

Sunday, June 23, 2019

For many owners, the answer to one question determines whether they can leave their companies: “How much money will I get when I sell?” This question is critical, and answering it is Step Two of The Seven Step Exit...

Friday, June 21, 2019

Planning for major events can sometimes cause a sense of dread. Whether it’s planning a honeymoon, a long family trip, or a business exit, it’s easy to say, “I’ll do it later, when I’m less busy.”...

Thursday, June 20, 2019

James Keefe sat nervously in his Exit Planning Advisor’s office. Until the day before, he had been president of Keefe Automotive Sales, one of the region’s largest new car dealerships. Now he was out of a job and felt he...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Many business owners are used to having as much control over how the business functions as possible. They make themselves the go-to person for big decisions, whether they are right or wrong, and own the consequences of those decisions,...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Business owners commonly associate Exit Planning with estate planning, and they aren’t too far off. Good Exit Plans and estate plans both aim to assure that the owner’s family is provided for after the owner is gone. Both...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

For many small-to-mid-market business owners, there are few things more important than maintaining control of the company, minimizing risks for the company, and rewarding the employees that make the company successful. Ownership...