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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin

Our knowledge and commitment to educating ourselves in the complicated areas of tax planning and asset management delineate our team of professionals. Blackhawk Capital Partners strives to provide its’ clients with educational tools that point them down a path to a future with enhanced wealth, increased cash flow and improved security.

Tax Reform

On Wednesday, December 20th, Congress passed the broadest tax reform in a generation and we expect President Trump to sign it into law by week’s end. We have identified ten important provisions in the new legislation and how they may impact your taxes.
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Retirement Blindspots

We all have a “blue sky” vision of the way retirement should be, yet it helps to plan for retirement with a little pragmatism. Fate may alter the course of our retirement in ways we do not currently anticipate. So, as we plan for the next act of life, we may want to think about (and plan for) some life and financial...
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Why You Should Stay in Stocks in 2016

The stock market has wavered recently. A lackluster year just ended, and this year has started inauspiciously. You may be wondering ... should you really be invested in stocks right now? Yes, you should be...
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Will You Avoid These Estate Planning Mistakes?

Many people plan their estates diligently, with input from legal, tax, and financial professionals. Others plan earnestly, but make mistakes that can potentially affect both the transfer and destiny of family wealth. Here are some common and not-so-common errors to avoid
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Your Year-End Financial Checklist

The end of a year makes us think about last-minute things we need to address and good habits we want to start keeping. To that end, here are seven aspects of your financial life to think about as this year leads into the next...
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China’s Chaotic Market

Investors worldwide worry about the state of China’s equity market. You could argue that these fears have impacted Wall Street as much as the crisis in Greece. The recent ups and downs of the Shanghai Composite (SSE) have been startling: the 16 trading sessions from June 17-July 9 included daily losses of...
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Mid-Life Money Errors

Between the ages of 40 and 60, many people increase their commitment to investing and retirement saving. At the same time, many fall prey to some common money blunders and harbor financial assumptions that may be inaccurate...
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The Psychology of Saving

Building household savings may depend not only on cash flow, but also on psychology. With the right outlook, saving becomes a commitment. With a less positive outlook, it becomes a task – and tasks and chores are often postponed.
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The Difference Between Good & Bad Debt

In a 2014 Employee Benefit Research Institute survey, 44% of boomers reported that they were concerned about the size of their household debt. While many are carrying mortgages, paying with plastic also exerts a drag on their finances.
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When a Minor is a Beneficiary

Naming a minor as a beneficiary brings up a major concern. If parents or grandparents make a child a primary or contingent beneficiary of an insurance policy, IRA or investment account, they should be aware that most policies and investments will not directly transfer to a minor.
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