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Consider Yourself Financially Illiterate? Here are 10 Financial Terms to Learn

by Erik Brenner on Sep 6, 2018

Financial Education
If you don’t know the difference between asset-backed securities and securities, you may want to take a look at these common financial terms and their definitions. This list should help you understand basic financial terms in the industry. If you would like to speak with a financial professional at Hilltop Wealth Solutions who can help you better understand how these terms and others might apply to your financial future, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best Tax-Friendly States for Retirees

by Erik Brenner on Aug 29, 2018

Retirement Planning, Lifestyle Planning, Financial Education
If you’re approaching retirement age, you may be considering a move to a more retirement-friendly state, particularly if your current state of residence imposes numerous taxes on social security, pensions and other retirement income. Hilltop Wealth Solutions’ advisors are Retirement Income Strategy Experts (RISE). Let us help YOU rise to the occasion in selecting a location and plan for your retirement.

Yes, You Can Still Buy Savings Bonds

by Erik Brenner on Aug 22, 2018

Investing, Savings, Financial Education
We all remember savings bonds. Once a popular gift for young children, parents could secure the bonds knowing that they could cash them out in the future. But are savings bonds still a good long-term savings strategy? This basic information can help you decide. If you would like to speak with a financial professional at Hilltop Wealth Solutions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Buying vs Leasing a Car: Tips for Stretching Your Budget [Infographic]

by Erik Brenner on Aug 9, 2018

Budgeting, Lifestyle Planning, Financial Education
Decisions such as whether to buy or lease your vehicle(s) can be an important part of your financial plan. This basic information should help as you begin thinking about your options. If you would like to speak with a financial professional at Hilltop Wealth Solutions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Personal and Family Security Risks in the Digital Age

by Erik Brenner on Aug 2, 2018

Risk Management, Cybersecurity, Financial Education
The news is rife with stories of high profile figures having their financial records and past histories dug up by computer hackers only to be openly displayed, or worse, used against them in extortion attempts. Here are some ideas that may help as you think about minimizing your risks in the digital age. If you would like to speak with a financial professional, Hilltop Wealth Solutions would welcome your inquiry.

How Your Social Security Survivorship Benefit Affects Your Life Insurance Needs

by Erik Brenner on Jul 18, 2018

Insurance Planning, Financial Education
Decisions such as how much life insurance – and what type – to buy can be an important part of your financial plan. This basic information should help as you begin thinking about your options. If you would like to speak with a financial professional at Hilltop Wealth Solutions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Tax Planning is Not Just for the Wealthy: Here’s Why

by Erik Brenner on Jul 11, 2018

Tax Planning, Financial Education
With all the changes looming for 2018, now is the time to start looking at various scenarios and working with a finance or tax expert to help guide you through the maze. Here is some basic tax planning information to get you on track for potential tax savings. Contact Hilltop Wealth Solutions if you would like to discuss your options and plan for a brighter financial future.

Retirement Planning Tips for Any Age and Stage of Life

by Erik Brenner on Jul 5, 2018

Retirement Planning, Financial Education
Whatever decade of life you’re in, it makes sense to feather your nest for a rainy day. Your retirement nest egg could be one of the biggest financial goals you’ll ever have. Hilltop Wealth Solutions’ advisors are Retirement Income Strategy Experts (RISE). Let us help YOU rise to the occasion – wherever you are on the path to financial independence.

How to Choose the Right Investment Advisor [Infographic]

by Erik Brenner on Jun 27, 2018

Finding an Advisor, Financial Education
Finding the right financial advisor might sometimes feel like finding a needle in a haystack: it’s often more difficult than it might seem. Personality, professionalism, competency, business model and compensation all play into the equation. This basic information should help as you begin thinking about your options. If you would like to speak with a financial professional at Hilltop Wealth Solutions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.