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How to Prepare for a Recession

How to Prepare for a Recession

In the Lowcountry, during any given hurricane season, we never know in advance if a major storm will hit us. But we know it’s always smart to prepare in advance. In a sense, that’s where the U.S. economy is now. Some indicators are signaling an economic storm is headed this way.

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To Plan for Retirement, You Need to Plan for Income: Three ways to simplify retirement income planning

To Plan for Retirement, You Need to Plan for Income: Three ways to simplify retirement income planning

2020 was a roller-coaster year for investors and certainly not one most are anxious to repeat. In 2021, I worry that many investors are becoming complacent. For investors approaching retirement, it’s critically important to stay focused, and continue updating your retirement plan as you finish up your working years. Part of updating your retirement plan should include planning for how you will generate income.

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Heather Price: The Community Connector

Heather Price: The Community Connector

Heather Price isn’t running a typical business. For most of her life, she has been in the business of helping people and connecting folks both with each other and with resources to make their lives better.

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Upkeep Your Abode: A calendar for home maintenance

Upkeep Your Abode: A calendar for home maintenance

While most people are aware of the financial responsibility that homeownership requires, many don’t think much about the time and labor required to maintain a home. Regular home maintenance will ensure that your home stays healthy and happy and that you avoid frustration and wasted money.

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8 Faces of Summer Fun

8 Faces of Summer Fun

Of course, you came to Hilton Head Island for the beach and maybe golf, tennis or pickleball. But what else is there to do? Plenty! Whether it’s tooling around town on a bike, flying through the trees on a zipline, racing a go-kart, reeling in your supper, dolphin watching, kayaking, paddle boarding, playing putt-putt golf, or riding a horse … beyond the beach, a colossal outdoor playground awaits.

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Investing in the New Political Climate

Investing in the New Political Climate

There are as many different opinions about politics as there are people. There are also countless outlooks and forecasts on the economy and stock market. But if one can look beyond competing opinions and political narratives, which is no easy task at present time, the picture of politics and investing in 2021 is not difficult to see.

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Gotcha Covered: Make sure your homeowners policy is right for you

Gotcha Covered: Make sure your homeowners policy is right for you

Owning a home costs a lot of money. The mortgage itself eats up a big chunk of your housing budget, but property taxes, furnishings, and insurance bump up your monthly financial commitment even more. Homeowners insurance protects your home, which may very well be your largest investment, and gives you a sense of security. A standard homeowners policy will provide the following:

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The No-Nonsense Investing Guide for Boomers

The No-Nonsense Investing Guide for Boomers

The baby boom generation, often referred to as boomers, includes Americans born between 1946 and 1964. This means that current ages range between 56 and 74 years. If you’re a boomer, you’re either approaching retirement or are already in retirement now. In terms of personal finance, you’ve likely done some retirement planning, specifically with regard to investing.

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Secure or Not Secure.  How the SECURE Act affects YOU

Secure or Not Secure. How the SECURE Act affects YOU

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. The acronym “SECURE” is curious to me because many Americans may find themselves paying a little more in taxes as a result of the Act. In fact, the government is counting on roughly $15 billion of tax revenue with the passage of the Act.

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Belmont Insurance Services:  Putting a face on your insurance coverage

Belmont Insurance Services: Putting a face on your insurance coverage

Imagine: (1) You’ve just returned from a hurricane evacuation to find extensive roof damage, a flooded garage, and ruined furnishings. (2) Your teenage son was involved in a fender bender. He’s fine, but your car is being towed to a local garage. (3) You need knee replacement surgery but are concerned about the out-of-pocket cost. (4) Your employee slipped and fell in the office and is at the emergency room with a possible concussion. Who are you going to call?

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Smart (and Simple) Money Guide for Singles

Smart (and Simple) Money Guide for Singles

You’re single. Whether this current status is by choice or not, facing your financial situation alone can be a challenge, if not frightening. You listen to your friends about saving and investing, you read articles on personal finance, and you listen to podcasts, radio talk shows, or whatever media source you prefer.

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