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Safe Investment

Published by Pamela Corrigan

This morning, I saw the title “Safe Investment” on the cover of one of my husband’s magazines. Not recognizing the magazine, I looked closer, only to find it was PRI, aka Performance Racing Industry. The specific article focused on how racing helmets have evolved and are continuing to evolve to dramatically increase a driver’s safety.

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Seven Sins of Divorce

Published by Mark Petersen

Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences people may contend with in their lives. With the exception of Ross Geller on Friends, most people may only experience divorce once or twice in their lifetime. With limited exposure to the process, it may be easy to get caught up in the moment and fall victim to one or more of the seven sins of divorce. Read more

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What happens when my spouse dies?

Published by Keith Corrigan

If you were to die today, would your spouse’s life be turned upside down? What if the opposite were to happen?

The realists among us have pondered what we would do if our spouse passed away. If you are unprepared for this life-changing event, it may be something you are not able to overcome – emotionally or financially. Read more

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Gas Caps and Wrong Turns

Published by Keith Corrigan

Today I would like to share a quick story about how a series of seemingly unimportant events made me think about the major problems caused by poor money management and how you might avoid making mistakes that could seriously impact your portfolio.

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Who knew tax reform could be so easy? Less than two weeks after going to conference, Republicans reconciled the differences between the House and Senate bills and released their final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last Friday (12/14) afternoon.[1] The final legislation provides significant permanent tax cuts for businesses, including reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Most individual taxpayers will also receive tax benefits, including lower marginal tax rates, and a reduction in the top tax rate for the wealthiest Americans from 39.6% down to 37%. However, all of the individual tax breaks will expire at the end of 2025 to comply with Senate rules. Read more

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Here’s More–What the Article Didn’t Say?

Published by: Pamela Corrigan, Founder and CEO

Click here to read Pamela’s Blog in Barron’s

Part 2, Barron’s article: “Advisor Profile” – November 18, 2017

The most important aspect of my career and consequently professional success has always been my team (GAAM). I am going to expand on GAAM’s investment philosophy and investments we use to help clients achieve their goals noting that to do this successfully for clients it takes a team, one person simply cannot and should not attempt to manage other’s life savings single handedly. We begin with an extensive, high-touch, and deeply personalized discovery process. Our team uses this to begin to formulate an investment strategy specific to a client’s unique financial situation, ability to tolerate risk, and expectations for the future.

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Could Living a Long Life Cause You to Go Broke? Strategies To Make Your Money Last

Published by Scott Ford, Member of the Investment Committee for Carson Group Partners

Have you ever thought about the possibility of living past the age of 100? If you haven’t, you probably should. While there are currently about 75,000 centenarians in the United States, it is predicted that by 2050 that number will rise to 1 million.[1] People are living longer than ever before, and this plays a significant role in how you plan for your retirement. Read more

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Could FOMOitis Destroy Your Retirement?

We all know the world of investing has its ups and downs. For several decades now, GAAM has educated clients on the dangers of emotional investing. When an investor lets their emotions control their investing decisions, it becomes a recipe for disaster. Read more

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Making Your Bed to Achieve Success

Published by Keith Corrigan

I recently went hiking in Colorado with a friend of mine. We were out to concur a 14,000’ summit. When we parked our Jeep and looked up towards the summit, my friend made a comment that disturbed me; “I am not sure I can do this. It is so tall and so far away, maybe I should stay here and you go on.” Read more

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Financial Planning is for Everyone

Published by Beth Schanou

Everyone can benefit from some form of financial planning. Not all plans look the same because we are individuals and have unique needs, but the need for some amount of planning is present for every age group and financial status. Often this can be difficult to embrace because in order to plan effectively, there is a need to open up and share personal information including finances and goals. This isn’t always easy. Read more