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Monday, June 1, 2020

If reviewing your estate and financial plans has been top of mind lately, you’re not alone. Living through a crisis like COVID 19 puts everything into perspective, and shines a light on both financial matters and arrangements...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every facet of American life and severely impacted the markets and economy. Congress and the federal government have acted to help individuals and businesses get through this difficult...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Key Takeaways The one certainty of investing is that your portfolio will experience volatility. Volatility can often lead to irrational decisions, such as exiting markets prematurely. Evidence shows that market timing is a poor...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The financial markets over the last month have been, well, volatile. It's fair to say this is an unprecedented time. The sudden impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is affecting people, and the markets, in very unexpected ways. Times...

Monday, February 3, 2020

The goal of wealth management is to grow, protect, and transfer wealth. Meeting these goals requires a combination of financial planning, legal and tax advice, investment management, and estate planning. Some may think that having a...

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Monday, January 13, 2020

A major new piece of legislation aimed at bolstering retirement savings, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act), was signed into law on December 20th. This new law will affect those actively saving...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

In a blog post from this summer, What Real-Life Wealth Management Looks Like, we reviewed the process of defining goals, creating actionable steps, and setting a financial plan into motion. Once we complete these three things, the path...

Monday, September 30, 2019

Your children have graduated from college and are off into the world of adulthood. Congratulations! Great job! All of those years of allocating portions of your finances to the various costs of supporting your baby have come to a close...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

You are not looking forward to estate planning, are you? It might seem like a plan that won't benefit you - but that couldn't be further from the truth! Estate planning takes a small amount of time and energy now and provides you an...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

According to CNBC, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, The Atlantic, random people on the street, and your mom, your current financial life is a disaster simply because you are a Millennial. This is only poised to get...

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Financial Success is available to everyone but means something different to every family. At VIP Financial Matters, we are big believers that knowledge is power when it comes to financial planning, and defining your success markers...