By Ash Toumayants Summer is on the way and we are about to launch into the second half of 2019! No matter what the first part of the year held for you personally, the economy’s shaky start definitely improved as time went on. Let’s take a big-picture look at our economy as we reach the… Continue Reading Our Midyear 2019 Economic Update
By Ash Toumayants It seems like there’s never enough time for the things we love. Busyness is the norm, and between work, long commutes, and extra activities, we miss out on spending valuable time with family. This is especially true in the summer, when the kids are out of school and you want to have… Continue Reading Our New Friday Hours
By Ash Toumayants If you’re nearing the big 6-0, don’t fret too much about getting old. After all, 60 is the new 40, right? There are many 50- and 60-year-olds who are in prime health and feel like they are just hitting their stride. Not to mention the often-forgotten benefits of getting older, like discounts… Continue Reading What Should You Do When You Turn 59½?
By Ash Toumayants We work hard to build wealth, and the last thing we want is for something to eat away at our hard-earned money. One of the best ways to retain more of your wealth is to reduce the burden of taxation. So while tax day may have come and gone, it’s not time… Continue Reading Could Financial Planning Reduce Your Tax Bill?
By Ash Toumayants Are you planning on Social Security making up a significant portion of your retirement income? If so, you’re in the same boat as 60% of American retirees. (1) With a program that impacts so many individual lives, you would think people would be more prepared to claim their benefits, but unfortunately, that’s… Continue Reading Schedule A Social Security Review Meeting Today!
By Ash Toumayants When you hear the word retirement, what do you tend to think of? Do you dream of spending your days out and about, sightseeing as you please? Are you looking forward to sleeping in as late as you want? Do you maybe even have hopes of getting that vacation home and heading… Continue Reading What Does Retirement Mean To You?
By Ash Toumayants We are happy to announce the opening of our new office location. The new location will accommodate our growing firm and allow us to offer greater convenience and flexibility to our clients. You can now find us at: Strong Tower Associates 901 University Drive, Suite 100 State College, PA 16801 Take a… Continue Reading Announcing Our New Office Location!
By Ash Toumayants When you are doing life with someone else, there are a number of topics that can be hard to tackle, and money can definitely be one of them. Maybe you find it easy, even enjoyable, to discuss your finances with your special someone. Or maybe your budget, financial goals, and plans are… Continue Reading Love And Money: Financial Planning Considerations For Couples
By Ash Toumayants About one in six Americans are currently receiving Social Security benefits, most of them retirees. Born out of the need for a safety net during the Great Depression, it is now the major source of income for at least half of the nation’s seniors. (1) Unfortunately, around 63% of future retirees are… Continue Reading Your 2019 Social Security Benefit Guide
If you had to choose, would you rather file your taxes or go without your phone for a week? At this point, you may be among the 28% of Americans who are also dreading having to deal with taxes and would gladly give up your cell phone just to avoid it. To add to the… Continue Reading How To Prepare For Tax Season