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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Life insurance can be called "love "insurance because we use it to protect the ones we hold dear. It's the true definition of love for your family that can be the key to ensuring their future financial security. What is life insurance?...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

This year has been quite an adventure for people who need to file and pay taxes. COVID-19's impact on the economy led to the delaying of the income tax filing date as well as the passing of the CARES Act, or what's otherwise known as...

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Raise your hand if you have insurance. That’s probably most of you. But did you know that you may need different types of insurance, and definitely different amounts of coverage, for each stage of your life? Here’s a...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

With a third of the 2020 tax year behind us, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finally released the 2020 tax brackets. While it might seem a little late in the year, you still have plenty of time to make adjustments to your tax...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Retirement could be a stressful phase in your life if you did not do any prior planning before you became a retiree. This is because you need to put food on your table and pay bills like medical expenses, electricity, and water bills....

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Even during difficult financial times, opportunity can come knocking at your door. There is very little doubt that the current COVID19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy, affecting almost every individual in its path. With...

Monday, August 17, 2020

Your home is your pride and joy and you should always feel safe and secure when you are in it.Summer is upon us and the warmer temperatures mean we are spending a lot more time outside, enjoying our grounds. Employ these simple tips to...

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Things have drastically changed for women in the past few decades. Not only do women now make up 50% of the workforce, (1) but they are also starting to play an increasingly important role in managing their household’s finances....

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

When we pass, there will be debts that are left unpaid even if we stay caught up with our financial obligations. At the very least, there will be the medical bills accrued towards the end of life and any bills that can end up...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Should I claim my Social Security benefits now? It’s a common question, and it’s one that you’re very prudent in asking. Timing is the biggest facet in maximizing your benefits. Yet, you’ll get an array of...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

After over 20 years serving our loyal clients out of our California office, we are excited to announce that we have opened a second location in McKinney, Texas. As our firm continues to grow, we want to be able to expand our offering...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

If you have been one of the many impacted by COVID-19 and you’re closer to retirement than some, then you should look through these tips to see what you can do to overcome this problem. Check Your Savings Check your savings...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

If you missed the news, the IRS announced that if you already took out your maximum percent for your Required Minimum Distribution, you are still in luck. According to the IRS, you can still roll over those funds and put them back into...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

We’ve expanded our team and want to introduce you to Kurt! Kurt Moseley is our new Financial Planner with over 10 years of experience in the financial industry. Kurt’s role within the company will be to review all aspects...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

After months of desolation at the airports, air travel has increased every week leading into the busy summer vacation season. With full flights becoming more of the norm, it is more challenging than ever to socially distance on planes,...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The economy that we all wake up in each day under COVID-19 looks a lot different from the one that existed before the virus took hold in the United States and around the world. It has been a major point of reflection for people all...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

How’s your blood pressure as we reach the mid-year mark of 2020? If you’ve experienced whiplash from all the events of this year, you aren’t alone. And it all started with five letters and a number: COVID-19. While...

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The current economic crisis was unexpected, but it hit quickly. Within a month, the stock market lost about a third of its value. Many investors were hit particularly hard. As states largely locked down, many workers saw their jobs...

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The recent global pandemic has caused many different types of economic fallout. It has resulted in many companies suspending the matching of their employee's 401(k) contributions. The Plan Sponsor Council of America conducted a survey...

Saturday, June 20, 2020

1on1 Financial is growing! We’ve expanded our team and wanted to introduce you to Tony and Karen! Meet Tony Tony Nori is our new Financial Planner and Director of Branch Management and comes to us with 30 years of experience in...

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Yesterday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. There can be many ways the elderly are abused by family or those close to them. Let’s look at abuse from a financial aspect. Financial abuse can be a complicated subject, but at its...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Between February of 2020 and June of 2020 the Dow Jones Industrial Index moved violently from around 27,000 down to below 20,000 and then very quickly back to around 25,000. Anyone watching those market movements surely had a great...

Thursday, June 4, 2020

We are creatures of habit and many of us resist change. But life often forces us to adapt and be flexible, and that’s exactly what’s happened these past few months. At 1on1 Financial, we’ve had to create new workflows...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted life in countless ways. The health crisis has led many people to examine their own mortality and realize that they are not prepared for the end of life situations. As the crisis...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

In March 2020, the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent; just one month later the number had skyrocketed to 14.7 percent-the highest figure since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Some 29 million Americans are now temporarily or...

Friday, May 15, 2020

In March 2020, the Federal Government passed the CARES Act. This act, a result of the massive COVID-19 pandemic that has infected over one million Americans, was responsible for the establishment of a variety of federal aid designed to...

Friday, May 15, 2020

The history of the stock market is littered with examples of times when the market takes a dive downwards. However, there are a lot of reasons to believe that the latest market dive is one of the more extreme that most people have ever...

Thursday, May 14, 2020

No one likes to pay taxes, but it can be an especially hard pill to swallow when you’re selling a highly appreciated asset, like real estate, stock, or a business. Being pushed into the highest tax brackets and watching so much...

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

To say the coronavirus pandemic has taken the world by storm wouldn’t do justice to the severity of the situation. If it was just our health that was affected, that’s one thing. But unfortunately, we’re having to...

Thursday, May 7, 2020

This free webinar will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, May 13th at 4 pm PST. Save your spot today! What Is The CARES Act And How Does It Impact You? It’s no secret that individuals and businesses alike are struggling as...

Friday, May 1, 2020

It appears the novel coronavirus is causing more than just damage to people's health. This situation is causing some people to experience serious financial harm from scammers. They are taking advantage of individuals for their money....

Friday, May 1, 2020

The pandemic has some rethinking retirement plans, as this event has a lot worried about their post-career years. The sentiment of US citizens aged 65 and older echoed across the nation is that they have worries about their decisions...

Saturday, April 18, 2020

If you’re still someone waiting and wondering about the status of your Stimulus Check, we are here to help you understand it all. The following information will focus on what you need to know about the stimulus checks the...

Saturday, April 18, 2020

COVID-19 Was Your Retirement Plan Test? Countless Americans are worried about the impact that Covid-19 will have on the health of their families and friends, and indeed their own well-being. However, there is another concern that could...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Has the coronavirus pandemic and it’s far-reaching implications caused you to wake up worried or go to bed at night with your mind racing? For most of us, our schedules have been turned upside down; we don’t know...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times, with hourly briefings and updates that cause many of us to panic or at least lose sleep at night. We get it. Life is going to look very different for a while, but thankfully one thing that...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

In a response to plunging numbers on the stock market, the Federal Reserve has stepped up to offer up some much needed relief in the form of a rate cut. With near-zero rates put in place, many are wondering how it will factor into...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Medicare recently announced the expansion of its telemedicine program to benefit seniors while they stay at home during the Coronavirus pandemic. This expansion will allow millions of senior Medicare participants to adhere to the...

Thursday, March 19, 2020

As the Stock Market wobbles, it has some thinking about “safe money” investments. The idea of having money saved up for retirement and receiving income during that period didn't start with the establishment of Wall Street....

Thursday, March 12, 2020

As global markets continue their roller coaster ride due to fears surrounding the coronavirus, our most recent bull market officially turned into a bear market. But what does that mean? And are we on the verge of another recession like...

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus has been plauging the stock market for weeks pushing the markets to record lows! Market volatility can lead to some serious stress on the part of new and old investors alike. The constant up and down of the market can...

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus and Your Travel Plans Coronavirus is continuing to spread worldwide since its origination in China. The virus has entered countries in the Middle East, countries in Europe and even America. It is important to consider what...

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The financial markets took a big dip early this week over fears about the spreading coronavirus, erasing gains from earlier this year. After the Dow lost over 800 points on Tuesday, it was down a total of 1,900 points in two days....

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

1on1 Financial is pleased to announce the newest addition to our team! Andrea Kaufmann has joined 1on1 financial and has the role of Client Service Specialist. She will be working with Alina Leon, taking care of all areas of client...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

When thinking about retirement, you should make sure to have a clear understanding of savings vs. income. When thinking about retirement, many think about a particular savings amount that they would like to reach. This type of thinking...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

With the passage of the SECURE Act in December 2019, current and future retirees can expect to see significant changes which are likely to impact their tax planning for retirement. Most notably, perhaps, is the increase in the Required...

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Every year brings plenty of change, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the markets. In January 2019, we started the year having just survived a difficult December where the market dropped drastically due to recession worries....

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

An increasing number of employers offer 401(k) plans for their employees. It's estimated that the average employee will have 10 jobs before they hit 40 years old. This means that there are millions of 401(k) accounts that are...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The retirement age of 65 was chosen for Social Security at a time when average life expectancy was 67. Overall, life expectancy has trended up since then, so it should come as no surprise that 9 million Americans over age 65 now work...

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Are you afraid of outliving your money in retirement? If you said yes, you’re not alone. Running out of money is the number-one fear people have as they transition into retirement. (1) With life expectancy on the rise,...

Friday, January 31, 2020

When it comes to retiring early, some of the benefits are obvious. You get to live your life without the constraints of work, and you are able to pursue your own interests. But there are other good reasons for retiring early, and there...

Friday, January 31, 2020

Millions of people in the U.S. are unable to care for themselves and need long-term care services. These people need assistance in performing one or more self-care activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing, and...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The marathon to retirement is long, and finally you can see the finish line just around the corner. But are you finding yourself unprepared for this major transition? In order to enjoy the fruits of your labor and achieve a regret-free...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Planning for retirement sometimes is filled with numerous preparations. One step at a time you put your life and your finances in order so that the remainder of your years are spent enjoying the lifestyle and security you have worked...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Financial abuse can be a complicated subject, but at its most basic level it involves taking advantage of an older adult through manipulation or intimidation to steal their money or property. What are the risk factors for financial...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

By Philip A. Board MSFS, CFS Everything we do at 1 on 1 Financial is for you, our clients. From our services to our hours to our communication, we strive to serve you best and address your financial needs. Your satisfaction is our...

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Retirement is one of the most pivotal milestones you will reach in life. That’s why it’s so important to prepare for all aspects of the transition so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. One major aspect to consider is...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

If you were busy with the holiday hustle-and-bustle, you may have missed some of the details of the SECURE Act. Your retirement planning process will likely need to be reviewed because of the SECURE, or Setting Every Community Up for...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Retirement Resolutions for A New Year Some Americans are making their financial health a priority in the new year with resolutions to increase savings, reduce debt, and cut unnecessary spending. According to a survey conducted by...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

As a senior you should plan to protect your health no matter where you might venture. If you currently have Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you shouldn't have any problems getting the care you need anywhere in the US. It's when...

Thursday, December 5, 2019

We all know that being a parent means wearing many hats; that of a chaperone, housekeeper, teacher, cook, counselor, just to name a few! In the midst of the day-to-day chaos of carpool, homework, making dinner, laundry, and cleaning,...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

We are nearing the end of 2019 and the opportunity to give for this year. If a person has reached the age of 70.5 they can make cash donations to charities that are approved by the IRS that are outside of the scope of their IRA. These...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Every new year brings a fresh beginning, this can be just as true now as it ever was. In 2020, expect increases in savings pretax limits for workers looking toward retirement. If you've already reached retirement age, you'll see a...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Holiday shopping is underway for many with “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” already behind us. One small question you might ask yourself is whether you should pay for your items with a credit or debit card....

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

No one wants to think about losing a loved one. And if we avoid even thinking about such a tragedy, of course we also avoid preparing for it financially. However, no matter how sad and uncomfortable this conversation may be, it should...

Sunday, November 10, 2019

More often than not, whenever a presidential election year is underway, you will hear a lot of news anchors and financial analysts will talk about the economy and the stock market. There will often be self-proclaimed experts who have...

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The 2020 contribution and benefit limits have been released by the IRS. The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan is increased. The...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

At 1on1financial, we are passionate about equipping people with the knowledge and tools they need to make smart financial decisions and achieve their ideal financial future. Most of you live on-the-go lives and need that information...

Monday, October 28, 2019

The IRS does a good job of providing the country's elder statesmen with ways to save for retirement. Some of the most popular investment vehicles the IRS provides access to for the benefit of US taxpayers include 401(k) accounts and a...

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Many California residents think they must live at the poverty level to qualify for Medi-Cal Long-Term Care benefits, but this isn’t true. Medi-Cal has over 90 eligibility categories, each with its own guidelines. We created...

Thursday, October 10, 2019

If you’re a successful professional, you may have been notified by your human resources department that you are eligible to participate in your company’s deferred compensation plan. Before signing on the dotted line, you...

Monday, September 30, 2019

The largest wealth transfer in the history of the world is currently in process. It's estimated that around $68 trillion will switch hands over the next 25 years. Baby Boomers are currently retiring, and many of them will pass of the...

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Retirement is a dream for most Americans. Sure, there are people like Warren Buffett who love to work. Most people do not. If you're one of those people who want to retire, the question arises of when a good time to retire might be....

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

When you did your due diligence and bought a life insurance policy, you had a whole slew of options to choose from. Not only did you need to educate yourself on the differences between term, convertible term, and whole life insurance,...

Saturday, September 7, 2019

No matter where you are in the retirement planning process, you’ve probably heard of Medicare, a federal insurance program designed for people older than 65. What you might not know is that with Medicare, there are many options...

Friday, September 6, 2019

If you are approaching the age of 65 or already an eligible beneficiary, open enrollment for 2020 Medicare health benefits starts soon. For new enrollees over 65 or turning 65 and don’t have medicare, you can sign up from October...

Monday, September 2, 2019

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month which gives us a reason to talk about a subject that some try to avoid. Life insurance can conjure up dark images. Many people are jarred into realizing the importance of buying life...

Monday, August 26, 2019

There has been a lot of chatter recently by economists and news outlets using the word “recession”. Understanding that it could happen and understanding how to handle it are different matters. If you are one of those...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

If you want to leave part of your estate to your stepchildren, you are required to specify that in your will. If a stepparent dies without a will, the children will not get any part of the estate even if the deceased stepparent wanted...

Monday, August 5, 2019

You probably think about retirement a lot, even more so if you’re getting close to this major milestone. But what is it you are thinking about when you imagine your golden years? Spending your days on a golf course? Doting on...

Sunday, August 4, 2019

When couples get married the finances are typically left to one person. It is rare for both parties in a marriage to handle the finances together. In some cases, it is the wife that is leaving the husband to handle all financial issues...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

As the parent of a child with special needs, you face many unique challenges—increased medical expenses, highly specialized care, and the need for extra support. To top it all off, you constantly worry about what would happen to...

Monday, July 29, 2019

Introduction You cannot talk about finances without discussing inflation in some capacity. A lot of people bring it up, but how many know what it means for them? We will explore inflation and how it could impact you below. What is...

Monday, July 29, 2019

With all of the day-to-day demands on your finances, sometimes it is difficult to have a strong grasp on what your overall financial picture really looks like. While many people may be very in tune with one segment of their financial...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Surely you’ve heard it said, “Work smarter, not harder.” This concept applies to most areas of life and especially to retirement. The more money you have saved up in your 401(k), the more freedom you will ultimately...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

People are eating out more now than ever before. Whether you’re strapped for time, don’t know how to cook, or just want to indulge, Upland, California, is chock-full of culinary cuisines just waiting to take your tastebuds...

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Forty-hour work week paired with a busy schedule tends to be a recipe for stress and burn out. While practicing daily self-care in small increments is an important piece to preventing burn out, periodically taking a prolonged break...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that we’ve all been touched by cancer in some way, shape, or form. Whether it’s helping a family member through treatment, seeing a friend receive a disheartening diagnosis, or even...

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Everyone faces the concept of retirement at some point. The closer an individual gets to retirement age, the more concerned he may become about his ability to live comfortably after retirement. It may also make him wonder whether his...

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Planning for retirement allows for many considerations and avoiding Probate is one of them. The good news is if own a retirement account and have named beneficiaries, the account does not have to go through the probate process in most...

Friday, June 7, 2019

Summer is on the way and we are about to launch into the second half of 2019! No matter what the first part of the year held for you personally, the economy’s shaky start definitely improved as time went on. Let’s take a...

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) recently passed in the House of Representatives by a margin of 417-3 last Thursday. The bill is slated to be successfully ratified into law by the U.S. Senate...

Thursday, May 30, 2019

It’s no secret that our team here at 1on1 Financial is passionate about education, especially when it comes to growing in our own knowledge so we can better serve you. And we’re proud to say that our founder, Philip Board,...

Sunday, May 26, 2019

It is never too early to begin thinking about retirement. Even if that season of life is decades away for you, the financial decisions that you make now can have a significant impact on your quality of life later down the road. As you...

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Although we assume many of our readers know what a 401(k) and an IRA are, let’s cover these quickly. What is a 401(k)? 401(k) retirement, savings, and investment accounts are places to store money in which your contributions are...

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Preparing For Incapacity & Long Term Care Individuals working for years and planning for retirement ultimately lead to be dynamic go-getters who don't want to think about the limitations and possible incapacitations of old age. However...

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Just a year ago, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act was all the rage. Though it no longer holds the public spotlight, it is actually now that we are starting to feel its effects. Tax season was just upon us, and there were changes in store for...

Monday, May 6, 2019

Social Security is one of the main benefit programs for workers in the United States. At some point, almost everyone will collect something from Social Security. If you are getting close to collecting from Social Security, you might be...

Sunday, April 28, 2019

One of the crucial decisions in life if you have minor children is to make arrangements for the guardian or guardians who will finish raising your children if you and your spouse should happen to die in a common accident or weather...

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hitting both record highs and record lows, it’s no secret the markets have been a bit chaotic lately. Nonetheless, whether the markets become steady or increasingly erratic, it’s imperative we remember two key facts. First,...

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Two years ago, the current government built their own mark on the United States with what some call the most necessary and important tax reform. The retirement reform that they are planning might be the long shot of 2019 since there...

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Taxes are on the minds of many as we just passed the 2019 tax deadline. Unfortunately, many retirees every year fail to properly account for taxes when deciding things such as budgets, withdrawal rates, and whether or not they have the...

Monday, March 25, 2019

Before you turn 60 years old, your 401k plan has a set up that you may want to take advantage of. In the past, there has been a lot of middle-aged taxpayers who were scared to open certain bank accounts. Nowadays, those thoughts of...

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Tax season – the period between January and April 15, when most people file their taxes – is often a hectic time. But this year’s tax season is special. It’s been a little over a year since the Tax Cuts and...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

She taught you to tie your shoes. He taught you to drive. She helped you get your first job. He showed you how to file your taxes. While your parents are the responsible ones in your younger years, guiding you to become a successful...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Did you know you spend almost four months of every year working to pay the IRS? (1) The general consensus is pretty clear: taxes are no fun! For many, just the thought of having to prep and file can cause great distress. To add to the...

Thursday, February 21, 2019

About one in six Americans are currently receiving Social Security benefits, most of them retirees. Born out of the need for a safety net during the Great Depression, it is now the major source of income for at least half of the...

Monday, January 28, 2019

People are talking. They’re anxious to see where the market is headed. Maybe you’re one of those people, wondering what 2019 holds, what the economy will do, how you can prepare. Wishing someone with a crystal ball would...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The S&P 500 has been in the news a lot lately because of the roller coaster ride it has had investors on over the past couple of months. Chances are, you are one of those investors and know just what I’m talking about. The S&P...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Here at 1on1financial, we believe that your success is our success and have made it a priority to build lasting, meaningful relationships based on trust, integrity, and superior service. Your satisfaction is our primary concern. In...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

With the holiday season in full swing, our team at 1on1 Financial would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy holiday and a wonderful new year! 1on1 Financial is grateful to have clients like you. We appreciate...

Friday, December 7, 2018

The markets took a big dip early this week, reacting to fears of potential trade wars and an economic slowdown. After the Dow lost nearly 800 points, investors are understandably nervous. If you are worried about your retirement...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The last thing you want when you reach retirement is to realize that you missed something, that there was a gap in your planning. Unfortunately, many Americans do not have a long-term care plan, with only 1 in 5 adults taking any...

Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from our team at 1on1 Financial! We want to take a moment to thank you for being a part of our family. We sincerely appreciate the trust you place in our firm, and we take our responsibility to you and your family...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

How much time have you spent thinking about your future death? If you’re like most people, probably not much. Thinking about your death or that of a loved one can bring up plenty of unpleasant emotions, but having a plan to take...

Friday, October 5, 2018

If you’re like me, your to-do list is about a mile long. And you would think that we would knock out the easy stuff first, but when we get busy, the tasks that tend to fall down the priority list are usually simple ones, like...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Do you have a life insurance policy? If you do, when was the last time you checked in on it? Life insurance is often seen as a set-it-and-forget-it financial product, but your personal situation may have changed throughout the years,...

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Preparing for retirement requires a seemingly never-ending list of details to take care of. You need to save enough to maintain your lifestyle, create a withdrawal strategy, employ strategies to minimize your taxes, and claim your...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Whether it is a chronic illness or a progressive one such as Alzheimer's, it may not be feasible for you to give the care needed for a loved one 24/7. First, it’s an emotional time and it’s natural to feel all sorts of...

Monday, July 23, 2018

Running an investment firm differs from most other businesses in a few ways, but perhaps one of the main differences is how we grow and flourish. Simply put, we run on referrals, and we are grateful for them. These generous referrals...

Monday, June 18, 2018

Statistics show that someone turning 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some kind of long-term care services at some point in their life. A full 20% will need care services for 5 years or longer. (1) And, with the rapid pace...

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Any time a change in tax policy occurs, it affects more than just your paycheck. In the case of the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Trump’s much-anticipated tax reform bill, we know that it lowers tax rates for individuals and...

Friday, May 11, 2018

When we face life’s inevitable decisions, such as a career move, relocation, or a medical treatment, we tend to conduct research and gather as much information as possible. Sometimes we look to trusted mentors, family, friends,...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Here at 1 on 1 Financial, we agree and invest both time and money into our continual...

Friday, March 30, 2018

Chances are you’ve heard of the Dow Jones, regardless of how much market knowledge you have. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the oldest and best-known stock market index and has been around since 1896. But just because it has...

Saturday, February 24, 2018

If you’ve kept an eye on the markets in the past year, you know that 2017 was a banner year for stocks. In fact, both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 celebrated the launch of 2018 by reaching record highs (1) and until the...

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Would you rather file your taxes or go without your phone for a week? 28% of Americans dread tax season so much they’d voluntarily give up their cell phones just to avoid it. Since you have to face it eventually, the sooner you...

Monday, February 5, 2018

The markets took a big dip Monday morning, with the DOW losing over 1,500 points for the first time in a single day. Many investors, especially those close to retirement, are understandably nervous. But now is not the time to make rash...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

After months of debating and revising, Congress closed out 2017 by passing the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, which was subsequently signed into law by President Trump. Since the campaign trail, President...

Thursday, January 11, 2018

One of the highlights of our year here at 1on1financial is our memorable holiday party. This is a time for our staff and spouses or significant others to socialize and connect outside of work hours. This year, we went all out, rented a...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Here at 1on1financial, we believe that our success is built on developing lasting, meaningful relationships based on trust, integrity and superior service. Everyone on our team uses their unique skill set to to provide you with the...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

What is it that motivates you to work so hard? Do you slave away just to pay the bills, go on some vacations, put a bit aside for the future, and call it a day? Most of us just want to have “enough.” Enough to do what we...

Friday, October 13, 2017

We’ve all heard the term “get rich quick.” In most cases, this is more of a dream than a reality. Shortcuts to accumulating wealth rarely pay off unless you are lucky enough to win the lottery. What will make the...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

1on1 Financial is pleased to announce the newest additions to our team! As an investment management firm, we are always striving to offer exceptional service and focused, personal attention. Our goal is to have the expertise and...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

As a professional, executive or business owner, you’ve worked hard throughout your career. You give of yourself to your work, serving others and striving to make the world a better place. But even with a fulfilling career, you...

Friday, September 8, 2017

A personalized financial and investment strategy can provide a powerful tool in helping you take action toward reaching your long-term goals. For many, working through the financial planning and investment process for the first time...

Sunday, June 25, 2017

I recently reached a significant milestone in my life - my 50th birthday! We celebrated with a bang and I wanted to share some photos from the big event. Philip and his wife Patricia, who celebrated her birthday the day before, Posing...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

As an attorney focusing on serving clients with special needs, I understand how important it is to work with an expert who understands your unique situation. That’s why I’ve partnered with Joel Harworth, an independent...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Our business is different from other businesses in a few ways, but perhaps one of the main differences is how it grows and flourishes. Simply put, our business runs on referrals, and we are grateful for them. Your generous referrals...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

You may be seeing a lot in the news lately about what to do when the market goes down. For the last several years people have been vehemently predicting a market downturn, but the market doesn’t seem to care. It just ignores them...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

If you’re worried about your finances and future retirement, you aren’t alone. Americans’ fears regarding their lifestyle, medical bills, and retirement continue to increase each year. More than 50% of Americans worry...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

At one point in life, retirement seemed like something in the distant future, something to plan for and have in the back of your mind, but not a pressing issue. As time has moved on, you have probably found yourself in a stage of life...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

There’s no denying it: it’s thrilling to see the numbers add up in our bank accounts. Seeing a high balance makes us feel secure, and ensures we have cash ready and available should we need it. But could keeping all that...

Friday, March 3, 2017

Philip Board and 1on1financial have been supporting Orange Coast Velo for a few years. Philip is a retirement planning specialist and the founder of 1on1financial, an independent investment firm. He’s also an avid cyclist, both...

Friday, March 3, 2017

For Orange Coast Velo members, Philip and his team are offering a free Risk Analysis report and a no obligation second opinion on your financial plan! To get your free Risk Analysis, click here. To set up a time to speak with Philip...

Sunday, January 29, 2017

As of inauguration day on January 20th, Donald Trump is now our president. This election season was a wild ride, but now the election dust has started to settle. Experts have begun to analyze and dissect Trump’s campaign promises...

Monday, January 2, 2017

A new year is a time for fresh starts, new goals, and renewed motivation. New Year’s resolutions usually lead people to purchase gym memberships, pledge to travel more, or make an effort to spend more time with family and friends...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

With only a couple of weeks left in 2016, it’s an ideal time to take stock of the past year and fine-tune your plans for 2017. While December can be a celebratory time of year as we enjoy the holidays and get caught up in the...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

After a tumultuous and dramatic election season, the results are in. This election was certainly one for the history books. Because both polls and markets had expected a Clinton victory, the markets are reeling from the surprise...

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Most people visit their doctor at least once a year. You get vaccinations to prevent diseases, checkups to nip any blossoming issues in the bud, and medications or tips on how to fight illnesses. It’s crucial that you do the same...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Do you have highly appreciated assets, such as real estate, stock, or businesses, that are causing you tax worries? If you find yourself with these assets and would like to diversify to generate income and increase stability, we can...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Do you know that September is Life Insurance Awareness month? This is an opportune time to take a look at the importance of life insurance for you and your family and research the options available to protect your loved ones. At...

Monday, August 15, 2016

We all hope to have a secure retirement, where we can focus on our passions and family without having to worry about our financial situation. But according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute, only 22% of Americans are...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

When the markets are as unstable and confusing as they have been over the past several years, even the most patient investors may come to question the wisdom of the investment strategy they have been following. Not only that, but life...

Monday, July 18, 2016

With each political party’s national convention behind us, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are no longer presumptive nominees, but official. They will now fight each other tooth and nail until November 8 when our nation’s...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Many of those approaching retirement have not fully considered how their Social Security benefit will affect their overall financial plan. Although Social Security was created during the Great Depression as a retirement safety net,...

Monday, June 27, 2016

As you’ve likely heard in the news, voters in the United Kingdom (U.K.) have chosen to leave the European Union (E.U.) after 43 years of membership. The resulting “Brexit” will likely affect the U.K. markets as well...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Did you know that parking lots and garages can make strong investments? Each year, the U.S parking industry earns billions of dollars. Many economists believe that parking facility investments have the ability to rise with inflation....

Thursday, May 19, 2016

At 1on1financial, our business is different from other businesses in a few ways, but perhaps one of the main differences is how we grow and flourish. Simply put, we run on referrals, and we are grateful for them. Your generous...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

At 1on1financial, three of our biggest passions are financial planning, biking, and giving back to the community. We’re fortunate enough to be able to combine these, whether we’re biking for charity, helping clients invest...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

So you’ve left your job and you’ve decided to bring your 401(k) account with you by rolling it into an IRA (Individual Retirement Account). You don’t want that old company having any more control over your money than...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tax day is almost here, and many of us are scrambling to get the last of our tax documents in order. There is still time left to make a last-minute contribution to your IRA for tax year 2015. This year, contributions must be made by...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Take a look at the key financial and tax data for 2016, including limits, deadlines, and more! KeyFinancialData2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

Often touted as a defining characteristic of the Millennial Generation, Americans these days are bouncing from job to job at an alarming rate. In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the typical US worker stayed on the job for 4.6...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Our “By the Numbers” infographic highlights some of the changes in the federal tax code that may impact your tax filings. Provided by Nationwide Insurance

Monday, February 8, 2016

As we saw in Sunday’s big game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, a strong defense is a critical part of any winning strategy. It doesn’t matter how talented your quarterback is, or how many yards your...

Friday, January 22, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Last week was an awful trading week on Wall Street, with the S&P 500 posting its worst year-opening week in history by losing 6%. Global stock markets lost $2.3 trillion, alarming investors who worry about the market forecast for the...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

You can’t help but feel cheerful this time of year. At 1on1financial, we are enjoying the holiday spirit, from decorating the office or celebrating with our families. The holidays provoke a sense of warmth, community, and reflection....

Monday, December 7, 2015

As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to review your financial plan and take advantage of some last-minute opportunities to lower your 2015 tax bill. Some items require action before December 31st, while others can wait...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

As we celebrate all we are thankful for this time of year, I wanted to take a moment to share my story with you.

Monday, November 23, 2015

It’s a boy! It is with great joy we announce the birth of a baby boy to Isahi "Mia" on our team. Although he was born weeks early at 4.8 pounds, both baby and mom are doing well. Isahi will be out on maternity leave until January. You...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

At 1on1Financial, we are passionate about road biking. In a lot of ways, the challenges and excitement present in road biking are similar to financial planning. Watch this video to learn more.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Congratulations your baby has grown up and left for college. On one hand you're missing them dearly, on the other you're excited to "re-claim" their bedroom as your new sewing/workout/mancave space.You've spent hours stressing over the...

Friday, August 14, 2015

Here's the most current invitation to our upcoming educational workshop, Modern Retirement Planning. MRP Invitation

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

WE'RE EXPANDING!I hope you're enjoying your summer and have spent some time with your family and friends. My wife, Patricia, I along with our adopted Chinese daughter Emma, now almost 6, will be leaving for China on July 15th. I'll be...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

For anyone who is investing in real estate using a 1031 can be a valuable tax saving tool.Please read the brochure found on the link to learn more. 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange

Thursday, February 19, 2015

This is a cheat sheet to help you determine your tax bracket, some deductions or to max out your retirement plan. Click here for the downloadable pdf of the 2015 Tax Information.