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“We work with people who want to control their money...not be controlled by it"
There is a calm that comes from working with professionals who are passionate about trying to make a positive difference in your life. We hope your visit to this website will help highlight the opportunities and potential rewards that are possible when you take a proactive approach to your financial future. You can be in control of your money.
Shira Ridge is a financial services and investment management firm, creating sound solutions that are personalized, strategic and realistic. By having a customized financial strategy and a team to manage your lifetime wealth strategy, we work with you collaboratively to help take the worry out of your finances so that you can focus on what matters the most to you—today and in the future.
Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.
The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
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Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.