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  • May 2024 Financial Advising Open Office hours

    Join licensed financial advisors Holly Simeone and Lauren Beckett for free, friendly financial advice during Open Office Hours at Berkshire Money Management. Open Office Hours are an opportunity for everyone in the community – regardless of income, net worth, age, or life stage – to drop in for a one-on-one conversation about your money. Event…

    Portrait of Kimberly Campagna

    By Kimberly Campagna
    April 19, 2024

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  • April 2024 Financial Advising Open Office hours

    Join licensed financial advisors Holly Simeone and Lauren Beckett for free, friendly financial advice during Open Office Hours at Berkshire Money Management. Open Office Hours are an opportunity for everyone in the community – regardless of income, net worth, age, or life stage – to drop in for a one-on-one conversation about your money. Event…

    Portrait of Kimberly Campagna

    By Kimberly Campagna
    April 12, 2024

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  • Are The Berkshires a good place to retire? Image of boats on a lake in The Berkshires
    Exploring The Berkshires as an Ideal Retirement Destination

    When considering where to retire, it is important to consider various factors that can impact your quality of life. Factors to consider include the overall cost of living, available amenities and activities, climate, access to healthcare, and the general atmosphere of the location. The Berkshires, located in Massachusetts, is gaining popularity as a retirement destination,…

    By Peter Coughlin
    March 28, 2024

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  • 5 Factors to Consider 5 Years Before Retirement

    The final five years before retirement are a time for strategic planning and calculated moves. As always, retirement planning is a balance of two things: not running out of money and having the freedom to enjoy your life. Use these last five working years to make sure you’re on the path to a happy retirement….

    By Nate Tomkiewicz
    March 13, 2024

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  • Moving to The Berkshires represented by picture of Great Barrington road sign
    How will moving to the Berkshires, MA, impact your financial plan?

    The Berkshires are home to unparalleled natural beauty. This area offers a playground for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. Whether you’re an avid hiker, a passionate skier, or simply someone who revels in the simplicity of nature–this region has something to delight every adventurer’s soul. If you’ve been mulling over the idea of trading the…

    By Peter Coughlin
    February 21, 2024

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  • Financial communication represented by Image of US $100 note with heart over Ben Franklin's mouth
    Effective Strategies for Financial Communication: A Guide to Financial Conversations for Couples

    Discussing finances with your romantic partner is important for the health of your relationship and your bank account, but many couples aren’t having those important conversations. A 2023 survey by Empower reveals that just 54% of individuals discuss their finances with their romantic partners. Continue reading to learn how to talk money with your partner…

    By Scott Little
    January 17, 2024

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