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June 22, 2017 – Blankinship & Foster is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2017 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. This is the fourth annual FT 300 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration … Continue reading Blankinship & Foster Named to 2017 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers Continue Reading
A happy, healthy retirement can last many years, and if you’re like most retirees, you want to live self-sufficiently in your own home for as many of those years as possible. As time goes on, keeping up with daily chores or managing finances may become more difficult. But that doesn’t mean you have to give … Continue reading Successful Aging In Place: Staying Home, Staying in Control Continue Reading
Let’s face it: debt is part of the American way of life. According to the Federal Reserve, total consumer debt (mortgage, credit card, auto and other) totals $12.7 trillion, or roughly 99% of disposable personal income. Of this, revolving debt is just shy of $1 trillion, most of which is credit card debt. For households … Continue reading Five Simple Steps to Reduce Your Credit Card Debt Continue Reading
We all hear stories of celebrities such as Prince dying without proper estate documents. It’s natural to wonder how they could be so irresponsible. But estate problems are not limited to irresponsible people. In fact, even people who had a formal estate plan created may still be leaving their family with problems – especially if … Continue reading Top Estate Planning Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them) Continue Reading
A popular economic theory suggests that if tax rates are at zero or 100%, the government will raise no revenue in either case. At 100%, all income goes to the government so there is no incentive for people to work, while a tax rate of 0% obviously raises no revenue. At every point between zero … Continue reading Do Tax Cuts Really Stimulate the Economy? Continue Reading