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    • A FEW WORDS ABOUT US

      We here at Griffis Wealth Management specialize in looking at the WHOLE PICTURE for our clients by re-allocating and re-positioning retirement assets for safety, growth, legacy planning, and income planning. We gather complete information to help our clients make informed decisions in an easy to understand manner to assist with their particular situation.
    • Our primary goal is keeping our clients' money safe from volatile and risky investments.

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      Financial Services

      Financial Services

      Our primary goal is keeping our clients' money safe from volatile and risky investments.

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    • Developing the right portfolio of insurance products is an essential step toward a comprehensive financial program or estate planning.

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      Insurance Services

      Insurance Services

      Developing the right portfolio of insurance products is an essential step toward a comprehensive financial program or estate planning.

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    • Check our very informative educational video page. Here you can watch and learn some valuable information about financial and insurance services.

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      Educational Videos

      Educational Videos

      Check our very informative educational video page. Here you can watch and learn some valuable information about financial and insurance services.

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    • WEEKLY ARTICLE

    • IRA BLOG

    • Last week, the IALC launched its interactive game Master of Retirement. Shocking new data points, found from IALC surveys, power the game’s questions and demonstrate the need to offer approachable and light-hearted ways of boosting Americans’ confidence when it comes to saving for retirement. In the coming days, we will share tips to help you rise in the retirement ranks. Start by [...]

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      Working in Retirement: Fantasy or Reality?

      To work or not to work? That is the retirement planning question. Let's take a closer look at this modern-day riff on the famous line in Shakespeare's "Hamlet," where Prince Hamlet laments about life's unfairness but reflects that the alternative (not being alive) could be worse. Lately, many analysts and journalists have written about the necessity of older workers continuing to work in [...]

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      Retirement planning: 4 safe ways to boost income When your bucket list doesn't match your budget, these investing strategies may help

      Even retirees who do everything right can find themselves coming up short when it comes to affording some of the little luxuries they had planned for their remaining years. Just take a look at Mike and Judy, a hypothetical couple very similar to many retired couples, who saved and invested for decades in order to enjoy a secure yet stimulating retirement. Mike, 75, and [...]

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    • ILLIQUID ASSETS AND IRA RMDS

      December 12, 2018

      By Beverly DeVeny IRA Analyst I get the same question every year at year end. “My client has an illiquid IRA and can’t take his RMD. Can we just write a note to IRS explaining the problem?” Every year my answer is the same. “NO.” What is an RMD? It is a required minimum distribution. What does required mean? From dictionary.com: “to call for or exact as obligatory; ordain: [...]

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      By Sarah Brenner, JD IRA Analyst If you are considering converting an IRA to a Roth IRA in 2018, time is quickly running out. Here are 5 things you need to know when making a decision: 1. The Deadline - The deadline for a 2018 conversion is the end of the calendar year. There is a common misconception that a conversion can be done up to the client’s tax-filing deadline. That is NOT the [...]

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      By Andy Ives, CFP®, AIF® IRA Analyst Question: Mr. Slott, My spouse turned 70 on June 27th, 2018, so in December 2018 she will be 70 ½. She would like to complete a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Does the QCD need to be dated from December 27 to December 31, 2018 in order to take advantage of the favorable tax treatment for tax year 2018?  Or, does she have all of calendar [...]

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