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The Ready.Set.Retire! Blog

Disability Insurance - Why its Critical for High-Earners & What to Know

Abigail Walker, CFP®

Most business owners, doctors, and other high-earners have life insurance to protect survivors against the financial impact of their premature deaths. They also insure their homes, cars, and other...

What to Know About Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

Wesley Del Col, CFP

Among the many debates surrounding tax laws, one regular contender for reform is the alternative minimum tax (AMT). The AMT is considered a “parallel” tax system, meaning that it runs alongside the...

Top 4 Reasons Why You  Should Accept a Company Buyout Offer

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Many companies offer employees a buyout package to encourage them to leave the company. This is generally done to encourage voluntary departures when the organization is looking to reduce headcount....

Our Favorite Estate Planners in Bangor Maine (Reviews/Ratings)

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Estate planning is not something to which most people look forward because it’s associated with mortality, but it’s important to think of the next generation. As Financial Advisors at Guidance...

The Best Accountants in Bangor, Maine (In Our Opinion)*

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Tax planning and getting sound tax advice is not usually a high priority for many of us, especially when there is an H&R Block around every corner or software solution easily available. As...

How To Find a Financial Planner in Bangor Maine

Benjamin Smith, CFA

Are you considering hiring a financial advisor in Bangor, but you don’t know how to get started? There are so many things to consider when hiring a financial advisor, but let’s start with the...

Who Are The Best Financial Advisors in Bangor, Maine? (In Our Opinion)*

Benjamin Smith, CFA

UPDATED June 2022

Each year, we at Guidance Point Advisors meet with well over 100 households in the Bangor, Maine area with respect to their Financial Planning and Investment needs. Because so many...

Retirement Checkpoints: Am I On  the Path to Retirement?

Abigail Walker, CFP®

When speaking with people, this is probably the most frequently asked question that I get asked. It’s a difficult question to answer in general terms because retirement looks different for everyone...

Financial Advisor Fees: Am I Paying Too Much?

Benjamin Smith, CFA

 This is a topic that our team debates as being rather uncomfortable to discuss in a blog setting. Does this insinuate that we charge our clients too much? Are we going to make our competition...

Capital Markets Review- Second Quarter 2017

Benjamin Smith, CFA

The 10th Anniversary of the start of the Financial Crisis; How much longer does the Goldilocks Scenario last?

June marked the 10thanniversary of the beginning of the Financial Crisis. In June...