Women: Living in the Sandwich Generation
Posted by Michelle Poston, CFP® on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:31
At a time when your career is reaching a peak and you are looking ahead to your own retirement, you may find yourself in the position of having to help your children with college expenses or the financial challenges of young adulthood while at the same time looking after the needs of your aging parents. Squeezed in the middle, you're in the "sandwich generation" — a group loosely defined as people in their 40s to 60s who are "sandwiched" between caring for children and aging parents.
The fact is, women are the ones who most often step into the caregiving role.* As more women have children later in life and more parents live longer lives, the ranks of the sandwich generation are likely to grow in the years ahead. If you find yourself sandwiched between caregiving demands, here are some strategies to navigate this life phase.
Handling Market Volatility
Posted by Michelle Poston, CFP® on Fri, 02/08/2019 - 14:55
Conventional wisdom says that what goes up must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when your money is at stake. Though there's no foolproof way to handle the ups and downs of the stock market, the following common-sense tips can help.
Women: What You Should Know When Starting a Business
Posted by Michelle Poston, CFP® on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:46
According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, there are 11.6 million women-owned businesses, employing nearly 9 million people and generating $1.7 trillion in sales in 2017.1 Many of these businesses started small, begun by women seeking the exciting and potentially rewarding experience of "being their own boss" while doing something they enjoy. If you're thinking about starting your own business, you'll need a sound plan, a little creativity, personal dedication, and probably some form of financial investment.
Before you make the commitment to starting your own business, you'll need to determine whether it's the right move for you. Here are a few important factors to consider.
5 Ways Criminals Use Social Engineering to Scam Us
Posted by Infinitas Coordinated Wealth Counsel on Tue, 08/21/2018 - 14:17
A major risk to both businesses and individuals, social engineering involves the exploitation of our very nature. Specifically, criminals use social engineering techniques to elicit feelings of fear, uncertainty, pressure, and excitement in the hope that we will deviate from the ways we typically behave. Their goal is to gain access to our sensitive information or take advantage of us for financial gain. Here, we’ll explore five ways that criminals use social engineering to scam us—and tips to avoid falling victim.
Donor Advised Funds: Tax Benefit Today, Giving Opportunities Tomorrow
Posted by Infinitas Team on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:12
Funds are a flexible and popular option for long-term charitable giving
This time of year, many of us are in a charitable frame of mind. If you have assets you want to give but haven’t decided on a charity or when you want to make the contribution, there’s still a way to get the charitable tax deduction for 2017.
A Matter of Policy
Posted by Infinitas Team on Fri, 12/01/2017 - 13:01
Life insurance explained – on your terms
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “The check’s in the mail.” Life insurance is just like that. It’s a financial tool that makes sure there’s a check in the mail for your loved ones if anything happens to you.
Ways You Can Avoid Inheriting an Estate Tax Bill
Posted by Infinitas Team on Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:48
Why you need an estate plan – even if you don’t pay the estate tax
The estate tax is a hot topic in the news right now with a lot of speculation about the role it may play in tax reform. The tax has been repealed three times since it was introduced more than 90 years ago.
The tax impacts individuals who inherit an estate worth more than $5.49 million, or couples who inherit an estate worth more than $10.98 million. Twelve states also have estate taxes so depending on how much you inherit and where you live, you could be subjected to a federal and state tax bill.
In Case of Emergency
Posted by Infinitas Team on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:16
A financial safety net can help protect you in emergencies
In times of crisis, you want to have quick access to funds to help you bridge the gap. Make sure you’re prepared by setting up an emergency fund – now – that can cover urgent financial needs.
Tim DiSette Named a Top Retirement Plan Adviser
Posted by Infinitas Team on Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:20
Infinitas co-founder selected for third annual Financial Times 401 List
Tim DiSette, cofounder of Infinitas, has been named to the third annual Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers. The honor recognizes the top advisers in the country specializing in defined contribution (DC) retirement plans.
A Bit About Bitcoin
Posted by Infinitas Team on Thu, 09/28/2017 - 13:38
What you should know about the digital currency
You may have heard that businesses such as Microsoft, Overstock.com and Dish Network accept the digital currency bitcoin. Even the sports world jumped in with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings accepting bitcoin for game tickets or purchases made in its team store.