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Purposeful Investing Strategies for 2024
Purposeful Investing Strategies for 2024
As 2024 approaches, it’s more evident than ever that investing is not just about accumulating wealth— it’s about making a meaningful impact on those you...
Unlocking the Power of Purposeful Giving With a Fiduciary Advisor
Unlocking the Power of Purposeful Giving With a Fiduciary Advisor
You’re at the pinnacle of your career, building a substantial income and assets. You’re active, busy, and are motivated to continue growing. While success is...
From Aspiration to Action: The Power of SMART Financial Goals
From Aspiration to Action: The Power of SMART Financial Goals
When you watch the news headlines today, there is talk of a looming recession in 2024, inflation continues to be a problem, and market volatility...
Pursuing Financial Independence with a Fee-Only Fiduciary Advisor
Pursuing Financial Independence with a Fee-Only Fiduciary Advisor
What does financial independence mean to you? Do you have a financial plan that is fashioned around the pursuit of your financial goals? Is that...
Three Advantages When You Partner With A Fiduciary Wealth Advisor
Three Advantages When You Partner With A Fiduciary Wealth Advisor
A term you will hear when you discuss wealth management is “fiduciary.” But what does it mean to be a fiduciary wealth advisor, and how...
Trust & Transparency: Why Hire a Chicago Fee-Only Financial Advisor
Trust & Transparency: Why Hire a Chicago Fee-Only Financial Advisor
One phrase should stand out when you think about managing your money:  trust and transparency. Trust and transparency are twin cornerstones in wealth management, particularly...
Reassessing the Relationship with Your Chicago Financial Advisor
Reassessing the Relationship with Your Chicago Financial Advisor
Like any important relationship, your connection with your financial advisor should hinge on mutual respect and trust with a shared vision of your financial future....
Grow Your Wealth by Giving: The Tax Benefits of Family Gifts
Grow Your Wealth by Giving: The Tax Benefits of Family Gifts
A frequent question we field from people we meet is, “Can you gift money to family members tax-free?” The answer is a resounding yes!  This...
Why Successful Entrepreneurs Use the Services of a Fiduciary Wealth Manager
Why Successful Entrepreneurs Use the Services of a Fiduciary Wealth Manager
Over the years, we’ve met many successful entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, and retirees who have told us that while they have accumulated substantial wealth, they...
What Does a Recession Mean For Me and My Portfolio?
What Does a Recession Mean For Me and My Portfolio?
A lot of people are stressed right now and have questions related to the economy.  Recession concerns have been a fixture in the news lately,...
A Guide to Choosing the Ideal Charitable Giving Account
A Guide to Choosing the Ideal Charitable Giving Account
Welcome to our latest blog post. We’ll be exploring the world of charitable giving accounts and how they can help you become a more strategic,...
Cogent Conversations: A Personalized Wealth Management Approach for High Achieving Individuals and Their Families
Cogent Conversations: A Personalized Wealth Management Approach for High Achieving Individuals and Their Families
As high-income earners and high achievers, you’re no stranger to the complexities of managing, growing, and protecting your wealth. But what sets Cogent Strategic Wealth...

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