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TAX & FINANCIAL INSIGHTS BLOG

April 30, 2019

Know Your Investor Rights – Honest, Competent and Ethical Conduct

According to the CFA Institute, a global organization of investment professionals, you as an investor have certain rights - 10 to be exact. Here’s an inside look on the first investor right as established by the institute…
February 12, 2019
Tax Reform in 2018

Everything You Need to Know This Tax Season

The IRS has announced that they will begin accepting returns on January 28, 2019. The filing deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019. Any returns submitted to […]
January 17, 2019

How the 2018 Tax Reform Affects Your Real Estate Business

The tax reform of 2018 affects Realty professionals in three ways: the impact to your realty business, the impact on your future real estate prospects and the impact on the future purchasing power of your clients. Read more here.
September 11, 2018

Charitable Giving Under the New Tax Law: How to Make Your Dollars Count

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, went into effect at the start of 2018, and while you may be aware of many significant changes, have you thought about its impact to your charitable giving schedule? Kroon and Mitchell dive into charitable giving in light of the new regulations, providing you, your friends, and family members with a way to continue your charitable contributions well into 2018 and beyond.
July 31, 2018

3 Retirement Investment Mistakes You Likely Don’t Know You’re Making

Unfortunately, investment missteps are the kind that can come back to haunt you in the future, especially when it comes to retirement planning. In this article we look at how much you should set aside for retirement and how much should go into the right kind of long-term investments. Learn about the long-term benefits.
May 2, 2018
Divorce advice from expert Kathey Batey

The Perfect Storm – Divorce, Emotions & Finances

Divorce is the perfect storm when major unpredictable factors merge together to become a force to be reckoned with. There are the legal, financial, emotional and spiritual areas that can be frightening and make you feel like you are losing control. Even true for those who have captained the seas of life for a long time. Because at any time the winds can change, the unknown forces can lead you to shipwreck your life.
March 7, 2018

When Is It Best to Work with a Tax Professional?

Are you staring into a cardboard box full of pay stubs, potential deductions, receipts, and itemized lists wondering what’s next? Tax season is in full swing and one of the biggest decisions taxpayers face is how to file their returns.
January 26, 2018
Tax Reform in 2018

2018 Tax Reform: What’s Happening & What’s Next?

The 2018 Federal Tax Reform is starting to impact corporations, individuals and small businesses. Learn more about what is happening and what's to come here.
June 20, 2017
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Do I Need a Financial Advisor?

Have you questioned whether you can take on managing your finances yourself? Do you only have a 401K and allow the company assigned by your employer to manage the account? If you have an advisor already, is he or she the right partner for you? If you’re unsure if you need additional financial assistance, keep reading!
June 2, 2017
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9 Tips to Improve your Current 401k Investments

1. Make sure to contribute, at minimum, up to the level of your company’s match. When a company offers a match, it offers potential for “free money” which is not available through any other avenue. If you are a married couple, look at both individuals’ retirement plans to make sure the match is being utilized. …
October 1, 2019

Wednesday Wisdom with the Small Business Association of West Michigan

Phil Mitchell was asked to share financial tips for small business owners.
November 18, 2019

7 Impacts from the Tax Code Change with Financial Planning

Phil Mitchell was asked to share the biggest impacts from the tax reform with Financial Planning Magazine.
March 9, 2020

Your Retirement Savings are at Risk and you have 5 Years to Fix it

On January 1, 2020 the latest revision of the Secure Act was passed at the federal level. There were many changes in this Act but there is only one that really matters and it should cause all of us to re-evaluate our retirement strategy.
March 16, 2020
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Phil Mitchell talks with Shelley Irwin about Tax Filing for 2020

Thanks to Shelley Irwin for inviting Phil Mitchell to the WGVU Morning Show to discuss tax filing for 2020.
March 26, 2020

Phil Mitchell talks with Shelley Irwin on a Special Edition Panel on COVID-19

Thanks to Shelley Irwin for organizing a virtual panel to discuss the financial impacts of COVID-19.
July 22, 2020
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Three Things to Consider in a Changing Market

The last 10 years have been smooth sailing for investors. The upward trend of the market came to a halt earlier this year but the market dropped 30% over 22 days. The market has changed and so should your investment strategy. Here are three things to consider.