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Let us show you how to safely grow your money and protect your principal while generating a guaranteed income stream for the rest of your life. You will gain peace of mind that your retirement is secure in any economy; enjoying your golden years to the fullest!

We specialize in the following: ~Investing in Gold and Precious Metals ~Tax Planning ~Income Planning ~Risk Planning ~Estate Planning ~Insurance Planning ~Health Insurance Needs

Mission: Our mission is to help you realize your ideal retirement, free from worry and stress, by providing you with information that will allow you to protect and grow your retirement assets, until such time as you need them, and assist you in planning for the distribution of those assets to yourself, over your lifetime, and to your heirs after you pass away, in the most tax advantageous manner possible.

USA TODAY Money and Tech

Dealing with the IRS can be intimidating for many taxpayers because most people are unaware of their rights. What you need to know: usat.ly/2obaZKd More tax help: taxes.usatoday.com

Social Security Administration

Don’t get blindsided by a heavy tax burden! Sign up today for Voluntary Tax Withholding and automatically get federal taxes withheld from your Social Security benefits. You can choose to have 7%, 10%, 15% or 25% of your monthly benefit withheld for taxes. For more information, visit: http://ow.ly/M4CK309u3hX

Fox Crossing Police Department

Just before lunch a resident stopped in with a scammer still on his phone! He went on to explain that originally a man from the IRS called to report that he owed over $9,000 in taxes and needed to take care of that or he would be arrested. He was directed to go to the Target store at Fox River Mall and purchase a prepaid debit card and provide the number. Fortunately, a Target employee was wise to this and stopped the man from making the purchase.

With the “IRS” guy still on the phone, the man was told to head to another location to make the purchase. Our resident started to get wise to this scam and instead drove to our police department. Once in the lobby he began to give the man an earful stating he was actually at the police station. The “IRS” guy hung up the phone, however his phone rang again – this time with the Caller ID showing Neenah Police Department. The caller said that he was Officer Andy Gibson and that this man was going to be arrested.

People ask how this can happen and people fall for this, but what these scammers are doing is playing on your emotions, getting you to think with your heart and not your head!

Kudos to the Target employee for diverting the man from making the purchase!

The Post-Crescent (Appleton-Fox Cities, Wisconsin)

It is tax season again!!! Call us at 920-380-9411 for all your Tax Preparation needs!

Tax filing season is here again.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from all of us! Our office will be closed on Monday, December 26th to be with our families. We will be back at 8am on Tuesday, December 27th! Have a wonderful holiday!

Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Our office will be closed on Thursday Nov 24th and Friday Nov 25th- we will be back at 8am on Monday Nov 28th!

Thank you to all our military personnel for the sacrifices you have made for our freedom!

Please be aware- the IRS will send a letter to communicate with you if there is a concern. They will not call you or demand immediate money.

Police Impersonator Sought in Fraud Investigation

In September, a 50 year-old Appleton resident received several phone calls telling her she owed back taxes. These calls signaled the beginning of the “IRS Scam” for the victim.

During the calls, the victim was told the U.S. Treasury Department would be sending someone to her house to take her into custody. A short time later, a man, dressed in a brown uniform, with a “Trooper” style hat, arrived at her house. He was driving a brown, 4-door vehicle, which appeared to be a squad car. Neither the vehicle, nor the man’s uniform, had markings to identify an agency. The man told the victim he had an arrest warrant for her and showed her paperwork. She was given the opportunity to avoid going to jail by paying the alleged back taxes.

The victim was directed to go to several specific stores to purchase money orders and iTunes cards to pay the supposed back taxes. After sending the money orders and activating the iTunes gift cards, the victim realized she had been scammed. She went to the police with her report. In total, she lost over $4,000 dollars to the scammers.

The person who showed up at the victim’s house was described as a male with an olive/darker complexion. He was approximately 200 pounds and appeared fit. The victim believed he was between 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall. He had dark hair and had the name “R. James” on his badge. The victim believes he may have called himself “Robert”.

The Appleton Police Department reminds people to be wary of unsolicited calls. Government agencies, such as the IRS, will send a letter to notify people of issues. They will not call. They also will not demand immediate payment of any back taxes or threaten to have local law enforcement personnel take a person into custody. They certainly will not ask for payment of taxes to be made with money orders or gift cards. If you think you are being scammed, do not provide personal identifying information (date of birth, social security number, credit card or bank information) to the caller.

If you have information regarding this individual, please contact Officer Hayes at the Appleton Police Department’s non-emergency phone number (920) 832-5500. Individuals with information, wishing to remain anonymous, should consider Text-a-Tip. Text CRIMES (274-637) with the keyword APDTIPS at the start of the message.

In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed Monday, July 4th. We will back open at 8am on Tuesday, July 5th! We wish everyone a very happy and safe 4th of July holiday weekend!

Better Business Bureau | US

#ScamAlert: Remember, the IRS won't call about payment or overdue taxes unless they have first contacted you by letter.


Brexit panic wipes $2 trillion off world markets - as it happened

Do you know how much money our clients have lost in the past couple days? ZERO! Ask us how to protect yourself now!

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theguardian.com World markets have slumped in Europe, America and Asia, as economists predict that Brexit vote will push UK into recession

With honor and gratitude we celebrate and remember. In observation of Memorial Day, our office will be closed for the day on Monday, May 30th. We will be back in the office on Tuesday, May 31st at 8am.

Please be aware that this is going on in our area!


Yesterday, we received at least eight (8) calls about the IRS Scam. Unfortunately, another person fell victim to these scammers and lost almost $6,000. Be suspicious of calls from anyone saying they are with the IRS. Also be suspicious of anyone who asks you to pay a tax debt with American Express pre-paid debit cars.

Here is additional information on scams and how to deal with them:

It is almost impossible to keep up with the number of scams occurring on any given day. The people behind the scams now utilize text messaging, emails, phones and the mail. It almost makes you leery of answering the phone, checking your mailbox or opening an e-mail.

A simple search of the word "SCAM" will yield thousands of results. Many of the results you may receive from a search will provide good information on the different scams you may encounter. Start with the sources you can expect accurate information from (FBI, IRS, Federal Trade Commission, Law enforcement agencies).

Keep several things in mind about scams:
1. You don't get something for nothing.
2. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
3. Most people who want your information, don't need it.
4. It won't hurt you to hang up, delete or tear up the source of the scam.
5. If someone threatens you, call your local law enforcement agency. Our number is 920-832-5500.

The Appleton Police Department suggests going the extra step for any transaction where someone is requesting you to send money or provide personal identifying information (full name, date of birth, drivers license number or social security number). Face to face transactions are preferable.

Lastly, share this with people you know who may be ill, elderly or short of money. The people operating scams seem to have a knack for finding those individuals.

Be smart. Be safe!


Not 62? Deemed filing Social Security loophole has closed

usatoday.com If you turned 62 on or after Jan.2, 2016, you're out of luck.


What you need to know about the start of the tax filing season

Give our office a call for all your tax preparation needs!

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msn.com When the IRS begins accepting tax returns Tuesday, the agency will focus on fighting fraud and improving customers service.

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year! Our office will be closed Thursday, December 31st and Friday, January 1st- we will be back open Monday, January 4th at 8am!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!! Our office will be closed Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th to be with our families- we will be back open Monday, December 28th at 8am!

Our office will be closed Thursday and Friday to give thanks with our family and friends. We will be back open on Monday, November 30th at 8am.

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

A heartfelt thank you to all who served our country- past, present and future.


No raise in store for 60 million on Social Security

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money.cnn.com The steady drop in the price of gasoline means that there isn't likely to be a cost of living adjustment in 2016 Social Security benefits.


Social Security recipients: Don't count on a raise in 2016

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usatoday.com Retirees, many of whom continue to struggle with dismal yields on deposit accounts, bond funds, annuities and other conservative investments, should prepare for a bit more bad news.


The MOST Important Piece of Information IRA Beneficiaries Must Know | Ed Slott and Company, LLC

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irahelp.com Are you named as a beneficiary on an IRA? It probably is not your intention to have a large portion of that inherited IRA go to taxes. How can you avoid this unfortunate outcome and maximize your IRA tax advantages? What is the most important thing you need to know as an IRA beneficiary?


7 Assumptions About Retirement: True or False?

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finance.yahoo.com You don't really know how you're going to live in retirement until you start doing it. There's lots of advice, and many guidelines, to help you chart your way through retirement. Social Security will be there for you.


Retirement Deficit: Most Americans Face Post-Work Lifestyle Decline

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nbcnews.com More than half of U.S. households are at risk of being unable to maintain their pre-retirement lifestyle in when they stop working, a new study shows.


8 things to do before summer ends

What's left on your summer bucket list?

postcrescent.com Don’t let the presence of Halloween candy on store shelves or the scent of pumpkin spice lattes wafting through the cool breeze fool you; it’s still summer.


The Buzz: Restaurant Week planned for Fox Cities

Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee have had restaurant weeks. Now the Fox Cities is getting one too. Sounds like fun, and a way to try out new restaurants.

postcrescent.com Reader question: What do you know about Restaurant Week?


10 Big Retirement Blunders

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finance.yahoo.com Today's 65-year-olds can expect to spend about 20 years in retirement should they quit their jobs right now. Those numbers add up to a lot of time spent living off retirement savings. If you want to be comfortable during those years, finance experts say you should avoid these 10 retirement blunders.


Savings Showdown: 401(k)s vs. IRAs

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finance.yahoo.com Although anything from certificates of deposit to money market accounts to an envelope under the mattress can be used for retirement savings, 401(k)s and IRAs remain two of the most popular options. Both offer incentives that encourage workers to pad their retirement accounts while reducing their ta…


Is It Ethical for a Company to Terminate Its Pension Plan?

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kiplinger.com The choice of a lump sum, rather than an annuity, could be a better financial choice for some retirees.


5 retirement assumptions you can't make anymore

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finance.yahoo.com We've all heard the adage "nothing can be certain, except death and taxes." This also applies to retirement, as society and financial markets change.


Maximize the Social Security Spousal Benefit

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kiplinger.com But first, couples need to understand how it works.

In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed Friday, July 3rd. We will back open at 8am on Monday, July 6th! We wish everyone a very happy and safe 4th of July holiday weekend!


Forget Social Security, Pensions: Millennials Need to Plan for Retirement Now

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forbes.com With the possibility of limited defined pension plans and Social Security going bankrupt, here are five simple ways millennials can ensure they are financially ready for their golden years.


Celebrating 20 years of indexed annuities and bad chicken dinners

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marketwatch.com Fixed-income annuities were launched in 1995 as an alternative to mutual funds.


Report Phishing and Online Scams

irs.gov The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.


12 people over 100 share their best life advice

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IRA Balances: How Yours Compares To Everyone Else's

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news.investors.com IRA balances continue to grow. How does yours compare? Will you have enough money to last through retirement?


Social Security Benefits Will Be Cut In 2017

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news.investors.com No matter who wins the election, Social Security benefits will be cut starting in 2017 as the program's retirement age heads higher.

With honor and gratitude we celebrate and remember. In observation of Memorial Day, our office will be closed for the day. We will be back in the office on Tuesday, May 26th at 8am.


Just 4 key signs can tell you if your finances are in good shape

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businessinsider.com Just as you should routinely check your vital signs to monitor your overall physical condition, you should do the same for your fiscal health.


Why 4% retirement rule no longer works for most

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cnbc.com The old rule of thumb for drawing down retirement savings—4 percent a year—no longer works, new research shows. Here's what does.


9 Moves for Building Wealth in Your Sixties

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Checklist: All the Documents You Need to File Your Taxes

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Don’t Fall for These 5 Retirement Fallacies - US News

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Appleton, WI

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