We Have Some Good News, and Some Great News

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It is wonderful being out in public again without wearing a mask, and we have enjoyed the opportunity to start meeting with some of you in person.  While we’re thrilled to be moving in the right direction in terms of the pandemic, the good news is that our practice has experienced tremendous growth...

How to Stay Financially Safe While Traveling

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When Jamie Fox of Brooklyn, N.Y., traveled to Europe for the first time in 2005, her mom was a nervous wreck. To help alleviate her concerns, Fox promised to call her as soon as she landed at Heathrow Airport in London. “When I landed I noted the pickpocket signs everywhere and chuckled to myself,”...

Light at the End of The Tunnel

by Rick Ropelewski on

Ever since the positive vaccine test results in November, I’ve been saying that there seems to be light at the end of the long Covid tunnel.  And that light has been getting a little bit closer every day.  With Massachusetts now lifting virtually all restrictions, I feel like the end of the tunnel...

Hoping April Showers Will Bring May FlowersYou

by Tom Lally on
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We moved into our new house in August, so spring is the last season we are seeing here for the first time.  It’s always a welcome sign of warmer days when everything starts to bloom, and it’s been especially nice this year to see our new neighborhood come to life for the first time.

Some of our...

Top Tips for Preventing Tax Related ID Theft

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Identity theft is a major problem right around the globe and, with numbers rising year-on-year, it’s vital to take preventative measures where possible. The first step to fending off attacks and monitoring any potentially fraudulent activity is to invest in the best identity theft protection. With...

Is It Summer Yet?

by Julia Crane on
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After the first warm day, I get a little over excited for the warmer weather. For anyone that knows me, I hate the cold. I don’t ski or snowboard, and I hate shoveling (who doesn’t?). With that being said, I tend to forget that we live in New England. One warm day, and my coats and vests go into...

So Maybe There is Some Hope …???

by Richard Ropelewski on
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It was amazing how quickly seven months went by from dropping our daughter Molly off freshmen year to her being back home due to the pandemic.  Seeing a happy young adult transition to very unhappy camper back under our roof, it really struck my how ready they are to be on their own.  So while I can...

6 Tips For Living Your Budget, Not Just Planning ItYou

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If you think of your finances as a house, then your budget is the foundation. A budget is a detailed plan for spending, saving and repaying debt if you have credit cards or loans you’re trying to pay off.

But making a budget and actually living by it are two different things. It’s relatively easy...

Haven't given much thought to estate planning and charitable giving? Here are 10 questions to jumpstart your thinking:

1. Can you afford to give away money now? You shouldn't gift large sums to your children or charity unless you're confident you have enough for your own retirement. There's no...

March Madness

by Thomas Lally on
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Just a little over one year ago, I wrote something here about how March is my least favorite month of the year.  I have to say that aged pretty well.  I had no idea then what was in store for us, or that it would be the start of some truly strange times.  One of my favorite things about March – the...