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The Importance of a Fee-Only Fiduciary Financial Advisor

The financial services industry has a bad habit of using terms that can seem vague and confusing to clients. There is probably no place where this confusion is greater than how an advisor is compensated. Additionally, the term fiduciary is tossed around by the media quite a bit. However many investors don’t fully understand what […]

Tax Planning Strategies for Retirees: Minimizing Your Tax Burden

Tax planning is a cornerstone of a solid retirement plan, ensuring you can enjoy retirement while maximizing the savings accumulated throughout your career. Understanding how different income sources are taxed, and leveraging strategies to minimize these taxes is critical. Additionally, the guidance of a trusted financial advisor who knows your situation, understands the complex tax […]

Long-Term Care Financial Planning: A Comprehensive Guide

As a financial planning firm, we understand the importance of preparing for all life's stages, especially the later years. One critical aspect that often goes overlooked is long-term care financial planning. It's about more than just saving; it's about strategically preparing for the financial demands that come with aging. In this post, we'll explain why […]

Canty Financial Firm Updates & Our Services

We are excited to begin 2024, marking the 37th year of our firm's history. As we continue our journey, here are some important updates and enhancements to our services that we're thrilled to share with you. Firm Updates and Our Services: Market Overview: Read our latest market insights and our recent rebalance strategy in our […]

Market Commentary & Recent Rebalance Q4 2023

Trade Rationale: Seizing Opportunities Amid Market Volatility Following a weak September and October performance, the stock market has rallied significantly since the beginning of November. In the two weeks from October 27 through November 10, the S&P 500 jumped 7.2%. This was following a report of lighter than expected CPI/ inflation, and the possibility that […]

A Guide to Year-End Planning for 2023

As we near the end of another year, it's the perfect time to reflect on your financial journey and set a course for the future. Year-end planning is not just about financial housekeeping; it's a strategic opportunity to optimize your financial health and make the most of your investments. In this newsletter, we'll guide you […]

Calculating Your Retirement Nest Egg: Optimizing Income and Tax Planning

Retirement marks a significant transition in life, offering the promise of relaxation, exploration, and pursuing passions long put on hold. However, achieving the retirement of your dreams requires careful financial planning. One of the critical steps in this journey is estimating the amount of money needed to generate sufficient income during retirement while also optimizing […]

Claiming Social Security While You Are Working 

A question we are often asked is whether or not you can claim Social Security while working. The answer to this question is yes you can. However, it’s not that simple. The question to ask is should you claim Social Security while working? In answering this question it's important to understand the rules regarding earned […]

How Much Life Insurance is Enough? 

This is a question we are asked frequently by clients. How much life insurance is enough will vary greatly depending upon your situation. We will discuss some of the factors that you should consider in making this decision.  What Financial Obligations Do You Need to Cover?  The first thing to keep in mind is that […]

Pre-Retirement 12-Month Checklist 

The period leading up to your retirement is a critical time to ensure that you have your financial plan in place as you enter retirement. Financial planning doesn’t stop once you retire, things change and your need to stay on top of things and adjust as needed. This is the focus of much of our […]

Tax Investment Mistakes: Real Examples We've Seen

It’s important to understand the tax implications of investment decisions because taxes can have a significant impact on your investment returns. Here are some real-life examples we’ve seen of tax investment mistakes. Misuse of IRAs and Roth IRAs There are several common tax mistakes associated with IRAs and Roth IRAs, including: Early withdrawal penalties: If […]

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