Your Coranavirus Financial Playbook Part I

To help individuals families who have been financially affected by the coronavirus health and economic crisis, we are opening up the financial playbook we are using for our own clients. We love our Minneapolis and Portland local communities and we want to do our part to help (beyond social distancing). This is Part I of your Coronavirus Financial Playbook. We hope it's of service to you and we wish everyone health and well-being over the coming months.
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Six Investment Principles for Wealth Builders

During bear markets, we often find ourselves focusing on short-term outlooks that are highly unreliable. That's why our firm has a shared investment philosophy we coach our clients on and help them implement in their investment accounts. In our view, Principles trump Outlook. This helps us think clearly and act appropriately during times of heightened uncertainty, like the Coronavirus pandemic. Read on for our Six Investment Principles for Wealth Builders.
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What the SECURE Act Means for Your Retirement

On December 20th, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act became law. As the name implies, this law intends to make it easier for Americans to save for retirement. Though this may sound simple enough, as with most laws, the reality is far more complex. The SECURE Act includes changes that affect everyone from beneficiaries of retirement accounts to those with student loans, but the SECURE Act is most likely to affect those either approaching retirement or recently retired. Your unique financial situation will dictate exactly how the SECURE Act will impact you and your retirement plan, but there are a few key changes that everyone should take note of when planning for retirement.
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The Incredible, Investable HSA: How to use Your HSA the Right Way for Retirement Success

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are incredible.  In fact, they may be the best retirement savings tool available! Unfortunately, most individuals and families who have the option of using an HSA are using them wrong, missing an incredible opportunity to reduce their current tax bill, grow tax-free savings, and withdraw money tax-free when used for qualified health expenses.   You read that, right.  HSAs offer not one, not two, but three ways to potentially save on taxes.  Are you starting to see why we love them so much?
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