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Check out what Brightworth advisors and planners have to say about wisely managing your financial future.

 

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 16:19

"Two double beds? You have to be kidding me. We’re here to celebrate our first anniversary!” This unfortunate true story is one that my wife and I can now laugh about. Money was tight our first year of marriage, but we still wanted a quick getaway to celebrate

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Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:43

woman writing goals on paper

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, I like to keep my goals attainable. I remember watching Phil Dunphy on Modern Family trying to walk to Canada on an elliptical machine and thinking: “why would you ever put yourself through that torture?” 

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Tue, 12/15/2020 - 11:56

The end of 2020 is in sight, but there is still plenty of time left to make a number of financial moves that will help improve your retirement savings, reduce your tax bill and benefit your community.

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Tue, 12/01/2020 - 09:57

What if you could measure your retirement life in the areas that matter most? Would it be worthwhile to provide structure to your annual and long-term life goals in retirement? There are a number of tools in the world of personal coaching that help provide a baseline of satisfaction in various areas of your life.

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Mon, 11/02/2020 - 16:24

taking stock with lisa brown podcast

The latest episode of Taking Stock with Lisa Brown is Two Crazy Investment Mistakes People are Making Right Now.

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Mon, 10/12/2020 - 14:23

Two significant challenges of the Covid-19 reality are a loss of personal connections and a real burden on charitable organizations to meet the increasing needs of people around the world. We are all learning how to adapt to a more virtual world in building and investing in relationships.

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Fri, 09/11/2020 - 14:39

For those planning for retirement, the events of 2020 have been especially worrisome and disruptive. We can't control pandemics, market fluctuations, or social unrest. But, we can focus on the blocking and tackling of retirement planning. Here are the three drills you can run...

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Fri, 09/11/2020 - 14:09

They’re back!! It may be hard to believe but unfettered excitement over investing in technology stocks has returned with a vengeance. It feels like a lifetime ago – actually, barely five months – when fear swept through the financial markets as the Covid-19 global pandemic sent the world economy into an abyss. Entire economies were effectively shut down with ramifications as uncertain as predicting the weather. 

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Thu, 08/27/2020 - 13:45

The latest episode of Taking Stock with Lisa Brown is Is Now the Time to Dial Down Risk?

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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 22:54

While ensuring your documents and your household are in order is a critical step, it's only one part in the process of "finishing well." A fruitful and often ignored step is engaging in conversations with our family and friends about our thoughts and wishes for our living and dying. Here are recommendations for the who, what, when, where & why of end-of-life discussions.

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Fri, 08/07/2020 - 13:52

After checking your medical plan, getting supplies, padding your bank account, getting an estate plan in order, and deciding if you will return to work and how you will handle childcare, you may be asking, “Am I all set?” “Is it smooth sailing from here on out?” Not quite! Let’s look at three more items that should be on your new parent financial checklist.

Author uid: 90
Mon, 07/13/2020 - 10:24

One thing that has become abundantly clear through the pandemic is the fundamental role of technology in our lives. Technology has helped to bridge some of the gaps between us, our loved ones, and our communities. Thanks to video chat, you’ve been able to check in on family across the country and participate in birthday parties and graduation celebrations. You’ve used streaming services to watch movies and listen to music. You’ve used online news services and social media to keep up with current events and essential healthcare developments. These were likely things you did before, but like many trends, they rapidly accelerated in 2020.

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