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The “Cash Trap”

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With the Federal Reserve’s campaign to tame inflation pushing short term interest rates higher, cash yields have become more and more enticing.  Frankly, we’ve never bought more CDs and Treasury bonds for our clients than over the past year.  It’s been a welcome sight to see Treasury and cash yields in the 5%

Did You Miss It?

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Woops, did you miss the deadline? If you are an organization in Virginia with 25 or more employees and have been in operations for 2 or more years, February 15th was the deadline to register for Virginia’s state sponsored plan, RetirePath or to certify an exemption if already offering a qualified employer-sponsored

Learning New Things @ Exchange

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Yes, finding an excuse to go to a conference in Miami in February is generally a good idea. As is the case with most events like these, we are still spending the lion’s share of our time inside conference rooms, but it’s still a great location for this time of year. The annual Exchange conference […]

Well…that happened fast…

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This past Friday, we celebrated Melanie’s last day playing basketball on our home court.  Seniors were celebrated as their high school basketball career came to a close…   I’ve coached Melanie’s basketball team since she was in 7th grade, and it’s been a real treat to have a front row seat, watching

Change is Really, Really Hard

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Change is exceptionally difficult, and it seems the older we get, the harder it becomes. Some change is for good reasons, some for less than ideal reasons. As financial planners, we are here to help see our clients through life changes – be that retirement, a home purchase, starting families, marriages,

Now or Later?

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With a new year comes new resolutions and for savers, new retirement plan contributions.   For 2024, the employee contribution limits are as follows: IRA and Roth IRAs : $7,000 for those  <50 years old, $8,000 for those 50 and older. SIMPLE IRA: $16,000 for those <50 years old, $19,500 for those 50 and

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