Crypto Security 101—5 Tips for Better Digital Security

March 2, 2022
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Blockchain technology provides some natural security because of its decentralized system. However, no financial data is ever 100% safe online. Security is important when it comes to any cryptocurrency holdings and dealings. As we continue our blog series on Crypto… Read Now >>

Crypto Security 101—3 Key Components of Digital Investing

February 23, 2022
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Many investors are exploring the crypto market. It’s an exciting time with different cryptocurrencies and NFTs that present unique investment opportunities. However, it’s important to understand that this asset class is still in an early adoption phase. There are extra… Read Now >>

The Downsides to the 7% Series—Inflation-Indexed Bonds Everyone is Talking About

February 16, 2022
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As inflation continues to grow in the United States, many investors are turning to inflation-indexed bonds. They offer a relatively safe and steady investment gain when other markets are experiencing more dramatic ups and downs. The two primary U.S. inflation-indexed… Read Now >>

A “Project” To Pay For College Tax-Efficiently

February 9, 2022
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The tax code says, “The term ‘net earnings from self-employment’ means the gross income derived by an individual from any trade or business carried on by such individual . . .” What is Considered a Business? The Supreme Court ruled… Read Now >>

Preparing Yourself Mentally for an Inevitable Market Correction

February 2, 2022
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All financial markets are generally cyclical in nature. There will be ups and downs. There will eventually be market corrections after long periods of certain economic trends. We’ve been fortunate to experience more than a decade of strong stock market… Read Now >>

Protecting Yourself Against Inflation

January 25, 2022
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The Social Security Administration announced a 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for benefits in 2022. This represented a major increase after averaging under 2.5% for the past 10 years. We’ve experienced significant economic inflation in the past year and the new… Read Now >>

Is a Self-Directed IRA Right for You?

January 19, 2022
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Tax-advantaged retirement accounts such as IRAs or 401(k)s are a great way to save for retirement. You are able to put away money and defer the taxes, which allows these funds to mature over time through strategic investment portfolios.  Limitations… Read Now >>

How to Lease or Buy a Car in Today’s Crazy Automotive Market

January 12, 2022
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It’s no secret that the automotive industry has been experiencing a serious supply chain shortage throughout the pandemic. Auto manufacturers aren’t able to get certain necessary parts like semiconductors and computer chips. In addition, there have been many other production… Read Now >>

Is Your 2022 Financial Plan Ready?

January 6, 2022
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7 Financial Planning Tips for the New Year. Happy New Year from the entire team at Illumination Wealth! Now that 2022 is upon us, it’s time to make sure you have a strong financial plan prepared for this year and… Read Now >>

Choosing the Best Homeowners Insurance Coverage

December 22, 2021
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If you own a home or investment property, you will need to have homeowners insurance. That should go without saying. How much insurance to get and which coverages are best may depend on where you live, the size of your… Read Now >>