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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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Social Security Increase for 2023

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced on Thursday, October 13, 2022, that it will be increasing Social Security (SS) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits by 8.7 percent in 2023. This is the highest increase in 41 years. This cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin for more than 65 million SS beneficiaries in January 2023 and for more than 7 million SSI beneficiaries, on December 30, 2022. Some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits.

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Medicare Annual Enrollment – Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, 2022

Medicare is health insurance for individuals who are 65 and older, under 65 with certain disabilities, or those who have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The Medicare annual open enrollment period for the 2023 Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription plans begins Oct. 15, 2022 and runs through December 7, 2022. You can change your Medicare Advantage and Part D plans without special enrollment requirements. The 2023 Medicare Parts A & B premiums and deductibles will be available in the latter part of the Annual Enrollment period at cms.gov. If you are applying for Medicare for the first time:

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Baron Financial Group Supports Special Needs Community

Baron Financial Group is committed to helping families with special needs plan for their future through the fiduciary services we provide. In addition, we are proud of the philanthropy we dedicate to organizations like Spectrum for Living (see more about Spectrum below). Baron’s founding partner, Victor Cannillo’s relationship with a special needs family member made him aware of the many challenges associated with those with developmental disabilities. It led him to...

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BFG in the News: Nick answers a reader’s question about paying for college expenses

Nicholas Scheibner, CFP®, is quoted on this topic, answering a reader’s question on NJMoneyHelp.com by Karin Price Mueller, “College bills are due soon. Which money should we use first?”, originally published on July 5, 2022. As with most financial questions, the answers will depend on your individual situation, but you can think of the three accounts as...

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Be Alert to Potential Scams

Baron Financial Group is committed to keeping your personal information safe and educating you on how to remain vigilant. With that in mind, we are sharing this bulletin from Schwab regarding potential scams. We have not received notification of any fraudulent activity with Baron Client Accounts. The following is an educational communication from Schwab to make you aware of what scams to look out for.

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