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Grandparents, 3 Ways To Support Your Grandkid’s Education

Grandparents play a wonderful role in a family dynamic. When possible, they’re there to support their children and grandchildren and watch their family blossom in front of them. One way that many grandparents like to support their family is through contributing to their grandkid’s education.  Education is an incredible gift, one that stands the test…

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5 Opportunities To Get Involved In Your Community, Indianapolis

So often when we talk about retirement, it extends beyond your finances. While your financial readiness is an important and unique component to your retirement plan, it is not the only one. There is another piece, equally as crucial, your lifestyle.  Here at Deerfield, we work with you because you want more than financial organization…

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The Dangers of Retirement

Did you know that the odds of someone experiencing depression go up about 40% after you retire? It’s counterintuitive – many people believe that they’ll feel nothing but happiness when they retire. After all, you’ve worked for retirement your entire life! Now is the time to live it up, pursue your passion, and leave the…

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Avoiding Consumer Debt During Grad School

1/3 of Americans over age 25 have a college degree or higher according to the 2017 US Census report, bringing these numbers to the highest education levels in the US since 1940. Given today’s professional world, it’s no wonder that so many people are pursuing higher education and advanced degrees. Education is one of the…

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5 Financial Rules for Residency

When you’re a new physician going through residency, you may start to feel a little bit worried about your finances. Up until now, you’ve been scraping by in medical school, and it’s possible that a large portion of your monthly expenses were covered by loans, grants, or scholarships.  Now that you’re in residency, you have…

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5 Financial Steps To Take as a New Grad

If you’re getting ready to graduate in the next year (or less), you’ve got a lot on your plate. Finding a job in your field, deciding where to live, and starting to create a new lifestyle and routine beyond your educational career can be a lot to think about. Your finances may be the last…

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How To Look At Legacy In A New Way

The word legacy has been used in many different ways. But something struck me about this idea, based on the original translation of the word:  A legacy is a person—living on in new ways throughout time.  Here at Deerfield, we serve clients who seek to find, create, and maintain meaning in not only their own…

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5 Things to Do When Receiving an Inheritance

You’ve just received a sizable inheritance. Now what? Whether or not you were expecting to inherit a large sum of money, it can still be a bit of a jarring experience. In fact, many new clients who reach out to me get in touch because they’ve received an inheritance, and aren’t really sure what to…

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement?

Choose the correct phrase to complete this analogous pair: A mortgage is to retirement as water is to Ice Rain Oil The correct answer is C: a mortgage is to retirement as water is to oil. A mortgage doesn’t mix with retirement just like water doesn’t mix with oil. Did you just have a flashback…

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Navigating Spending in Your Relationship

At Deerfield, we help our clients build comprehensive financial plans. That doesn’t just mean we help you plan for your investments, or create a savings strategy. We focus on more than just the dollars and cents of your plan because your financial life is impacted by so much bigger than just your finances! One way…

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