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Blog: Information & Insights

The team at Davis Financial Planning in Asheville, NC shares information and insights across investments, retirement, savings, and other financial topics. 

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FOMO & Your Finances

by Anne McFarland, CFP, CMC FOMO or Fear Of Missing Out isn’t just for teens scrolling their social media accounts to make sure they are in the know on everything. We see it even in much more mature people in an area of their financial life that might surprise you.

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Charitable Contribution Tax Deduction Extended

Usually, donations to non-profit organizations can only be deducted if an individual or couple itemizes their tax deductions. In 2020, the IRS waived this requirement and allowed a certain amount of charitable contributions to be deducted for those who take the standard deduction. The IRS has extended this option for the 2021 income tax year. While we know few people make such contributions only for the potential tax benefit, we are always glad to see generous people receive a reward for their giving.

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Pandemic Life: Now What?

By Anne McFarland, CFP, CMC At the start of the pandemic, there was a rush to purchase critical items (I think many of us recall the toilet paper craze of 2020). Those who maintained employment started to shift their spending to things like take-out meals, exercise equipment, and other forms of entertainment. Now, as we look ahead to fall, how will our spending shift yet again?

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