Why You Need a Living Will: The Purpose of a Living Will

A living will is a legal document known by various terms, including an advance directive, health care directive, or a declaration regarding life-prolonging purposes. This document is something that nearly everyone should have since it’s often used in sudden or unexpected circumstances. What Is a Living Will? If you’re terminally ill or injured and unconscious, the[...] Continue reading
19 October, 2022

3 Ways to Gift Money to Your Grandchildren

As a grandparent, you love your grandchildren and want to help them succeed. One way to achieve this goal is by providing financial assistance. This method helps your descendants have a good start in life, and it also benefits your relatives by reducing the size of your estate and the taxes due after you pass away. Here are three ways for grandparents to give money to[...] Continue reading
29 September, 2022

What Is a Conventional Loan?

Written by: Skylar Riddle, CFP® | Financial Advisor If you’re searching for a mortgage or want to refinance, you may have come across the term “conventional loan.” What does that mean? The conventional loan is the most common type of loan. These are loans provided by private financial lenders and they do not receive backing from the government. In[...] Continue reading
21 September, 2022

How Much House Can You Afford?

If you’re looking to buy a house, you first need to consider your budget and how much you can realistically afford to pay for your mortgage. Before putting your information into a mortgage calculator, take a moment to understand how a lender will determine your mortgage and some alternative loans for which you may be eligible. What Factors Help Determine How Much House[...] Continue reading
20 September, 2022

Webinar: Estate Planning Advice for the Retired And High Net Worth

When is the best time to gift your house to someone? What tax situations will your children run into with a gift from you? What can you gift a child while still alive? Our recent webinar on estate planning for retirees and high net worth individuals answered all of those questions and many, many more. Brad Newman, our lead investment advisor located in Harrisburg,[...] Continue reading
14 June, 2022

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