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Single Mom Built Successful Practice She Now Shares With Her Sons

When Dorothy Bickling began her professional career in 1962, she said she never would have guessed she would be a financial advisor, much less working alongside her two sons, Spencer Betts and Andy Betts. Yet for 17 years, she has been in practice with her family at Bickling Financial Services in Lexington, Mass. The reality has created a full life...

2018/2019 Turbo Tax Guide

If you use TurboTax®, you will be able to import the below information shown on your original or corrected 1099 Tax Information Statement directly into the software. Specific statement information available for download includes: 1099-DIV: Dividends and Distributions 1099-INT: Interest Income1099-MISC:Miscellaneous Income, except for Line 3 (Other income) 1099-B: Proceeds from Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions 1099-OID: Original Issue Discount...

Why do people see a Financial Planner?

We see people from all walks of life. The first time someone comes to see us there is normally a life event that brings them to our office. This could be a milestone birthday for them or a loved one. It could be a change of jobs or a child going into a specific grade. The most common question we...

Investing for Retirement: Longevity and Diversification

Investing for retirement is, in some ways, easy. But once it comes to investing during retirement, and investing during retirement for income, things get a bit more difficult. For one, there's the risk of longevity. "The biggest question that we can never answer is, 'How long are we going to need the money?'" says Spencer Betts, a certified financial planner...

What should I look for in a financial planner?

Choosing a financial planner can be an intimidating process. Who can you trust to handle your finances and are they looking out for your best interests. Here are 5 questions you should ask: 1) How long have they been in the industry? Experience in important in financial services. 2) Do you have a Fiduciary responsibility to your clients? This is...
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