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What if you are involved in a car accident and the other driver has little to no coverage?

Car accidents are inevitable, no matter how carefully you drive. Most of us have been taught to drive defensively – make sure to look out for the other driver to anticipate a dangerous situation and hopefully prevent a potential accident. That can be true of auto insurance policies, as well. We all have car insurance if we own a car, but some drivers may be underinsured, or even uninsured. What if you get into an accident with an uninsured driver or a driver who has only $25,000 in insurance, what happens to the driver who is properly insured and/or has umbrella insurance?

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BFG in the News: Nick answers a reader’s question about when to take Social Security

Nicholas Scheibner, CFP®, is quoted on this topic, answering a reader’s question on NJMoneyHelp.com by Karin Price Mueller, “I’m almost 62. Should I take Social Security now or should I wait?”, originally published on March 20, 2023. First, you need to determine how much you are earning through work. Social Security will reduce your actual benefits received if you earn over the income limit before Full Retirement Age (FRA)…

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Women and Money: Why It’s Important to Take Control of Your Finances

In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, and International Women's Day on March 8th, we felt it was important and timely to share this article on women and money, to reinforce the importance of women taking control of their finances. “Women and Money: Why It’s Important to Take Control of Your Finances” by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, was originally posted on March 4, 2020 on Schwab.com.

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How to File an Extension on Your 2022 Tax Return

With the filing due date fast approaching, you are probably in the process of collecting all of your tax-related documents from the past year. Tax returns must be submitted by April 18th this year. If you realize that you are going to need more time to compile information for your tax return or haven’t received all of the documents you need, it will be in your best interest to file a tax extension. This will extend the due date up until October 16, 2023. Continue reading to learn how to file a paper tax extension.

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2023 Financial Checklist

The start of a New Year is a good time to share our financial checklist again. We created our checklist in January of 2020, as we began a new decade, to help people take a fresh look at their financials.  As Financial Advisors, we are dedicated to educating our clients and our community about the importance of their financial health.  We hope you find this checklist helpful! You can download the checklist here:

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Informational Video: ANCHOR Benefit Program Deadline Extended

The ANCHOR benefit application deadline has now been extended to January 31, 2023. This video presentation, originally published on October 11, 2022, has relevant information regarding the New Jersey program, but with the original application deadline of December 30th. The program provides property tax relief to NJ residents who either owned or rented their main residence on October 1, 2019 and met the income limits.

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