Financial Planning for Widows

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Financial Planning for Widows Written By: Kevin Reardon, CFP® The fairytale begins with two young people falling in love and getting married. Children follow soon after and life is wonderful. You work hard and build a life together. Seasons come and go, children grow up and get married and life marches on. All the while,…

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Retirement Planning By Decade

Written By: Brian Ellenbecker, CFP®, EA, CPWA®, CIMA®, CLTC® Getting ready financially for retirement is a life-long process. While saving in your 50s and 60s becomes top-of-mind, it is also important in your 20s and 30s but can be challenging with many other competing priorities. Everyone hits different milestones in their lives at different times.…

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Tip of the Month | March 2022

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Written By: Kevin Reardon, CFP® Retirement Income Strategies for High-Net-Worth Individuals For our high-net-worth clients approaching and in retirement, you may have the ability to manage your way into a lower tax bracket compared to when you were working. Here are some factors that might help you achieve that: If still working, maximize pre-tax retirement…

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Overview of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Pension

Written By: Ryan Rink CFP®, ChFC®, CLTC® The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension is one of the top funded and managed public pension plans in the United States. We often find that many clients with a WRS pension know they have a pension benefit, but don’t quite understand how it works. Below are answers to some…

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Financial Planning vs. Financial Purpose


Written By: Kevin Reardon, CFP® Financial planning is the process of coordinating many aspects of your finances into a singular and cohesive plan, with the objective of achieving certain financial goals. As a client of Shakespeare and as someone who has a well-crafted financial plan, you have told us this provides you with ‘Peace of…

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