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At Partners in Financial Planning, our passion for financial planning shows. Here is more of what our financial advisors have to say with topics to help you on your financial wellness journey.

Saving for college with a 529 plan

Benefits of Using a 529 Plan

There are multiple ways to save for your child or grandchild’s future and it’s always a great idea to start as soon as possible. Many parents choose to save by opening a savings account for them at their local bank or to simply put aside money when they can. Unfortunately with these types of savings, you’re limited to how much interest you can earn, if any.

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Phishing Scam

Protect Yourself from Phishing

According to the FBI, more than 114,000 people fell victim to phishing schemes in 2019, collectively losing around $57 million. With the holiday season quickly approaching, phishing schemes will inevitably increase. Phishing is a method of identity theft that provokes individuals into giving up personal information. These types of schemes typically come in the form of a text, email, or website. It’s important to understand what phishing is, what it looks like, how you can be prepared for it, and what to do if you fall victim to one of these tricks.

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Roth 401k vs traditional. Comparison of retirement plans.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

market. The two most popular IRA’s are the Traditional and Roth IRA. The Traditional IRA originated in 1974, but the Roth IRA didn’t come along until 1998. Below are the key differences between the two accounts as well as how they can help you plan for retirement.

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What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?

Costs continue to rise, these accounts are becoming increasingly popular because of their tax benefits and growth potential. Let’s look at what makes an HSA unique and how you can qualify for one.

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Retirement plan with calculator pen and glasses

Retirement Challenges

There’s no question that in our American land of prosperity, many people will retire comfortably. But a much larger percentage of the population is in danger of working for 40 years and then retiring on the equivalent of minimum wage. The average 401(k) balance in America is around $230,000, and the average Social Security payment per person comes to about $18,000 a year.

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Day Trading with Robinhood

If you do any investment searches online, you have probably noticed the “Two Top Robinhood Stocks to Buy in September,” or “Top 5 Penny Stocks on Robinhood to Watch for September”—or, well, you can find actual pages of listings of ‘top’ stock touts and tips from the popular trading app.

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Slot machine at casino.

Gambling vs. Investing

The financial media took a brief break from predicting everything that will happen in 2021 (don’t laugh; it’s their yearly habit) to bring us the engaging story of modern David versus Goliath. The focus was on how masses of small amateur investors managed to bid the share prices of three largely unprofitable companies—GameStop, AMC Entertainment Holdings, and Blackberry—up nearly 1,000 percent, collectively.

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-Benjamin Franklin

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