Category Archives: Investing and fiduciary requirements

Beware of Emotions Affecting Your Money Decisions

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Today’s impulsive moves could breed tomorrow’s regrets.

Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting

When emotions and money intersect, the effects can be financially injurious. Emotions can cause us to overreact – or not act at all when we should.

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What Are Your Odds of Being Audited?

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They are low unless you show the I.R.S. some conspicuous “red flags” on your return.

Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting

Fewer than 1% of Americans have their federal taxes audited. The percentage has declined recently due to Internal Revenue Service budget cuts. In 2016, just 0.7% of individual returns were audited (1 of every 143). That compares to 1.1% of individual returns in 2010.1,2

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The Rough Consequences of Not Saving for Retirement

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Do you really want to risk facing these potential outcomes?

Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting

Saving for retirement may seem a thankless task. But you may be thanking yourself later. Putting away a percentage of one’s income, money that could be used for any number of bills or luxuries, is a sacrifice made in the present in order to avoid a larger trouble down the road.

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The Importance of Financial Literacy


Too few Americans understand personal finance fundamentals.

Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting

If only money came with instructions. If it did, the route toward wealth would be clear and direct. Unfortunately, many people have inadequate financial knowledge, and for them, the path is more obscure.

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Insurance and Investments

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A good financial strategy is not just about “making money;” it is also about protection.

Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting

Some people mistake investing for financial planning. Their “financial strategy” is an investing strategy, in which they chase the return and focus on the yield of their portfolio. As they do so, they miss the big picture.

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Reeve Conover is a Registered Representative. Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a Broker/dealer member FINRA/SPIC. Cambridge and Conover Consulting are not affiliated. Licensed in SC, NC, NY, CT, NJ, and CA. - SIPC - Brokercheck