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Tips to Avoid Social Security Scams

Phone scams and particularly Social Security phone scams have been in the news recently. If you are looking for ways to protect your information, here is a list of some common red flags and what to do from AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons). To learn more, read AARP’s article on Social Security Scams.

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Introducing 2 New Baron Team Members!

At Baron Financial Group, our team is our greatest asset. With the shared goal of improving our clients’ lives, we incorporate a collaborative approach throughout our process to help ensure you get maximum value out of the time you spend with us. We are pleased to announce the addition of two new team members to our client service team: Johanna Valdueza and Angela Ludvigsen!

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BFG In the News: Does Gifting Money Affect Financial Aid Possibilities?

A 45-second read by Victor Cannillo: If you want to help a relative pay for college, you can pay the money to the college directly without incurring any gift taxes. However, you need to ask the school if this would affect the need-based aid eligibility of the student because each school handles this differently. For example, if the school views the money as a payment of the student’s account, then most likely it would not affect financial aid. But if the money is treated as a resource, then it will reduce the student’s aid “dollar-for dollar.”

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