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Brian Kuhn

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Brian Kuhn is the manager of PSG Clarity with Planning Solutions Group, which focuses on affordable and efficient financial planning. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), and Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC). He focuses on retirement planning, investments and insurance protection, with a special interest in assisting public sector employees. He is the author of Total Compensation: A Practical Guide to Federal Employee Benefits. He has contributed articles to or been quoted on personal finance by the WSJ, USNews.com, Yahoo Finance, HuffingtonPost and Fedsmith.com among others. He offers securities through Triad Advisors, Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory Services offered through Planning Solutions Group, LLC. Planning Solutions Group, LLC is not affiliated with Triad Advisors. PSG Clarity is a division of Planning Solutions Group. His new book is currently for sale on Amazon.

3 Ways You Can Pay Off Your Student Loans

Students

3 Ways You Can Pay Off Your Student Loans

3 Ways You Can Pay Off Your Student Loans

Having student loan debt can seem overwhelming, especially when your loans have large balances, high interest and repayment time frames that can feel endless. What may be most disheartening to student loan borrowers is, unlike other types of loans based on tangible assets like cars and houses, all graduates have in exchange for all the... Read More

Can You Use Your IRA to Pay for College?

Students

Can You Use Your IRA to Pay for College?

Can You Use Your IRA to Pay for College?

Families or individuals sometimes want to tap retirement assets in an Individual Retirement Account (or IRA) to pay for educational expenses. This has become even more attractive recently, as the rules governing both traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs have been changed to allow withdrawals for qualified higher education expenses. The tax treatment of the funds used to pay for... Read More

5 Ways to Stay Busy in Retirement

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Stay Busy in Retirement

5 Ways to Stay Busy in Retirement

For many of us, retirement conjures up images of older people living in retirement homes, sitting on their rocking chairs, or spending the whole day watching television. While this may be the case for some people 65 and older, it is different for those that view retirement as a new chapter in their lives. For these... Read More

How to Take Advantage of the Roller Coaster Stock Market

Personal Finance

How to Take Advantage of the Roller Coaster Stock Market

How to Take Advantage of the Roller Coaster Stock Market

When we go through drops in the market, there are always observers and investors wondering whether it’s time to change one’s portfolio. It’s understandable, considering the emotional response to losing money, and the clear news story it presents for journalists to write about it. What happens simultaneously, of course, is market analysts, CEOs and definitely financial planners... Read More

How Will Your Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

Personal Finance

How Will Your Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

How Will Your Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

Social Security is a massive government program with hundreds of billions of dollars running through it. In fact, $863 billion was paid out just in 2014. Whether you’re already receiving Social Security payments, or it’s decades away for you (and contrary to rumors, your Social Security payments will probably still be there for you then),... Read More

9 Important Ages for Retirement Planning

Personal Finance

9 Important Ages for Retirement Planning

9 Important Ages for Retirement Planning

Thinking about the rest of your life — especially in terms of your finances — can be a scary but exhilarating proposition. Assuming it turns out to be as long of a time period as you would like it to be, thinking about it all at once can be daunting. However, breaking your life into... Read More

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