Investing in an Inflationary Environment

Most of us notice the rising cost of our grocery bills. We pay more for gas. Anyone undertaking a building project sees that the price of building materials soared. These rising costs lead many to…

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News at Means

Pictured Left to Right: John Dudley, David Cust, Paul Means, Susan Dietz, Wendy Porter, and Zach Means The month of May has been a refreshing month here at Means, with much to celebrate. Not only…

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Estate Planning 101

By: Sarah Ranger & Rachel Trafton, Maine Elder Law Firm As you know, we strongly believe in the importance of estate planning. This month we wanted to share some key estate planning information. We hope…

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Important Changes to 2021 IRS Deadlines

Earlier in March, the IRS announced a 2020 federal income tax filing deadline extension for individuals to May 17, 2021. Some states, including Maine and South Carolina, have also extended their 2020 individual income tax…

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Investing at All-Time Highs

“I have some extra cash, what should I do with it?” Or, “I don’t want to invest right now, the market is too high and a correction is coming.” As advisors, we’ve heard questions and…

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Seven Questions to Ask Your Accountant This Tax Season

The term “tax season” might make you think about the dreaded task of collecting W-2s, 1099s, donation receipts, mortgage interest statements, and all the other documents needed to complete your tax return. Tax season certainly…

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The Odds

By: Zachary Means, CEO “The only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune-tellers look good.” – Warren Buffett. Every year, top firms, analysts, and economists provide projections on the markets’ direction and offer a…

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Year-End Giving

As the holiday season and end of the year approaches, many think about meaningful ways to give. While the primary purpose of giving is to provide support to charities and those in need, there are…

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