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NAWBO Iowa names new leadership

Kathryn Towner, president and owner of WinCommunications, and Kendra Erkamaa, CEO and owner of Triangle Financial Services, have been selected to lead NAWBO Iowa as co-presidents of the organization’s 2018-19 board of directors. The two new leaders will work together...

Charitable Giving

Tax Reform may have changed the landscape, but strategy still matters. With the end of the year approaching, many of us are considering annual gifts to the charities that matter most in our lives.  Tax reform under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has changed the landscape...

Financial Planning Through Divorce – Tax Considerations

In this second of two articles in the series, we’re focusing on how taxes may affect the division of property during divorce. Divorce is already a painful process, but taxes have the potential to compound the pain more through confusion over new tax laws and changing...

Certificate of Divorce

Divorce is a painful process in many ways. It’s not a topic many want to discuss or think about, but it happens. One of the major areas of focus throughout the process is the division of finances. While marriage is ideally a matter of the heart, if it ends in divorce,...

Creating Wealthy Habits

How would you define “wealth?” I often hear the following: When I can do what I want, when I want, without money worries Knowing I have enough money for both what I need and what I want When I can focus on what brings me joy and happiness instead of work For some,...

When do I take Social Security benefits?

Most people entering the retirement phase of life start questioning when they should collect social security benefits. Should they collect at the age of 62, immediately upon eligibility? Or should they hold off longer to collect more monthly?  Just like every other...

Invest Your Tax Return

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Tax Reform Article

On Friday, December 22, the President signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 into law. We have separated the tax discussion into four major parts: individual provisions, pass-through provisions, corporate provisions, and estate provisions. These items are...

Grey Divorce

As an independent financial planning firm, we help people in all stages of their life plan for, grow and enjoy their finances. Recently I have noticed an interesting new trend among the clients we help through tough divorce decisions — approximately 60 percent are in...

Kids & Money

Tips for setting up children for financial success It’s the time of year when many parents are sending kids off to college to start newly independent lives full of exciting opportunities – new classes, new friends and many new opportunities. It may also be one of the...

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