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What’s Your Perspective?

By: Jamie Stone, Chief Planning Officer “…you know what I’m craving? A little perspective. That’s it. I’d like some fresh, clear, well-seasoned perspective.” – Anton Ego (Ratatouille). As the father of three young boys, most of my cultural references these days are from some sort of children’s programming. But I … Continued

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A Year of Change

At this point, you likely have heard of the term “The Great Resignation”, which refers to the sudden surge in workers leaving their jobs in 2021 and 2022. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of resignations (also known as “quits”) rose to a high of 4.5 … Continued

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Welcome David Means!

We could not think of a better way to celebrate our Chairman, Paul Means’, 50th year at the Firm than by welcoming his eldest son, David G. Means, to the Firm! Dave joins Means Wealth as a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor, bringing over 15 years of experience in … Continued

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Retirement Cash Reserves and Buckets – Strategies to Improve Retirement Distribution Planning

By: Jamie Stone, Chief Planning Officer “Do I have enough?” This is probably the most frequent question I’ve received from clients over my career. And my clients aren’t unique. This is a common, and probably the most frequent, concern people have with their financial plan, as illustrated in the chart … Continued

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Maine’s New Property Tax Stabilization Program

In August 2022, a new Maine law took effect: LD 290 “An Act To Stabilize Property Taxes for Individuals 65 Years of Age or Older Who Own a Homestead for at Least 10 Years,” also known as “The Property Tax Stabilization Program.” The goal of this program is to help … Continued

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