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R is for Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) as a Charitable Distributions

In the past, Congress would decide each year whether Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) could or could not be used as a charitable distribution.  However, through the Protecting American from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) rules have been made permanent. Now you may use a charitable giving strategy as a tax […]

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M is for Money Habits for a Lifetime and How They Affect Retirement.

We all have “money habits, ” and most have specific practices to help us acquire what we believe will bring the happiness we desire. The ultimate goal for many is to save enough during our working years to enjoy retirement. Have you considered what happens when we go from working and saving to retirement and […]

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K is for Kickstart your Business using the Power of Social Media

There are still some small business owners that believe social media is trivial, but as the world constantly changes, marketing techniques continue to evolve. Today, billions of people worldwide are using social media.  No longer are billboards, print ads, and mass mailings the only way to advertise. At Zuraw Financial Advisors we learned to embrace […]

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K is for Know Your Investment Strategy

You know “You” – better than anyone else, so when planning your investment strategy make sure you incorporate all that is relevant to your individual financial needs and goals. In turn, you or your advisor will have greater insight when designing a holistic investment plan unique to you. There are some very critical areas; that […]

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I is for the Importance of starting an IRA early

Saving, and especially saving for retirement is the last thing anyone wants to do with their new paycheck, especially those who are too young to grasp its importance. But often people learn the importance of retirement savings a little too late. Starting an IRA early in life is imperative to a successful financial future. Here are some […]

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X is for e”X”actly what is a Stock Market Index?

An index is a selection of securities that help provide a glimpse into the broader market. For example, its calculation is based on prices of a collection of similar stocks; this helps give a general idea of how the market is performing in this particular market or segment.  When you hear the market is up […]

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W is for Why “Worry” About Your Money

Money may be a thing of constant worry in many of our lives. Usually, money dictates how we live our lives: what we eat, what we drive, what we wear and where we live, etc. It’s okay to think often about money and how it affects your life. But, when the worry turns into an […]

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Risk vs. Volatility

R is for Risk vs. Volatility

Let’s take a look: What do volatility and risk mean in terms of your investments? Volatility – is when trading prices for a given security or market index fluctuate  up or down, indicating uncertainty or risk in the amount of change in a security’s value. In other words,  securities may go up and down in […]

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G is for Going from Giddy to Glum

Congratulations! You got your college degree; this is something to be giddy about. After all you spent four years or more of your life working hard to achieve this goal. You should be happy and proud! So don’t let the fact that a year later, you haven’t already found the perfect career make you glum. […]

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C is for Choose to Challenge your Comfort Zone

“Dare to learn, to be different, to set your goals, to move out of your comfort zone, to be persistent.” ~ Unknown Your comfort zone is a space that provides you with a feeling of safety. It’s where you seek patterns of the familiar and try your best to exclude anything uncomfortable. Staying in your […]

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