Submitted by Townsend Asset Management Corp. on April 25th, 2017
Submitted by Townsend Asset Management Corp. on March 17th, 2017
If you are age 70 ½ or older you are probably familiar with the requirement that you must begin withdrawing money from your retirement plans. The “required minimum distribution, or “RMD” is determined each year based on your current age and th
Submitted by Townsend Asset Management Corp. on March 8th, 2017
If you haven’t reviewed your insurance coverage in a while, you might be surprised with how many ways you can save costs. Here are three tips for lowering your insurance costs while improving your coverage in the coming year.
Submitted by Townsend Asset Management Corp. on March 3rd, 2017
There's still time to make a regular IRA contribution for 2016! You have until your tax return due date (not including extensions) to contribute up to $5,500 for 2016 ($6,500 if you were age 50 by December 31, 2016).
Submitted by Townsend Asset Management Corp. on February 22nd, 2017
A “rule of thumb” is a handy way of quickly gauging where you stand or how you are progressing. For example, when cooking, a rule of thumb might be to add the ingredients once the water starts to boil. A rule of thumb is just an approximation. Its purpose is simply to get you in the ballpark, to provide a rough idea of how you compare with a particular standard.
Submitted by Townsend Asset Management Corp. on February 13th, 2017
A big question when you start planning to receive your Medicare benefits or if you already receive them, is how will those benefits be affected by income.
Submitted by Townsend Asset Management Corp. on February 3rd, 2017
Green, clean energy has reached new heights in North America. There are more hybrids than ever on the streets, wind turbines out above the cornfields, solar panels on roofs, and even that new convenience store down the street is LEED certified.
Submitted by Townsend Asset Management Corp. on January 25th, 2017
After flirting with the 20,000 level for quite some time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finally crossed that barrier recently. The Dow took almost 103 years to reach 10,000 in March 1999.
Submitted by Townsend Asset Management Corp. on January 18th, 2017
One of the big questions as you begin the retirement process is when to start receiving your social security benefits. Or if you already receive them, how those benefits may be affected by other income. Individuals that are still working or r
Submitted by Townsend Asset Management Corp. on January 9th, 2017
Think back to those early days in life when it seemed like everything in the candy aisle was free if you begged your parents hard enough. Not a fleeting thought was given to the expenses of a vacation or the copay costs at the doctor.
Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “In this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” What can be uncertain is who financially benefits from your passing. The start of the new year is a good time to do some account housekeeping and ensure t