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Lauren Black Named President of Starkville Business Network

Phillips Financial would like to recognize Lauren Black, MBA, CFP® on being named President of the Starkville Business Network.

The Starkville Business Network was founded in the summer of 2015. Black is among the founding members, along with Cory Lucius (Shelter Insurance), Kass Green (Tom Smith Land & Homes), Christina Lucas (Tom Smith Land & Homes), Cole Brazil (Bancorp South), and Tyler Anderson (Mississippi Land Bank).

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It’s Time to Talk About Aging

We are all, inexorably, marching toward old age. By 2030, 72 million Americans will be age 65 or older.1 The good news is longevity has been improving, and people are remaining healthy and vibrant at older ages.

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Beware of Schemes During Tax Season

It’s tax season! Every year, around this time, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes its dirty dozen – a list of scams criminals use to try and ferret out personal information and/or steal money.1

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Medicare Premiums and Copayments

More than one-half of working Americans know little or nothing about Medicare costs.1 Not knowing can be expensive.

On average, people who haven’t yet retired estimate they’ll spend approximately $50,000 on health care after retirement, according to a 2014 survey.1 In reality, studies suggest it will cost almost five times that amount – even when retirees have Medicare coverage.1, 2

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Phillips-Gaines Ranked Among Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in the U.S.

Lynn Phillips-Gaines, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, at Phillips Financial, An Independent Firm, and financial advisor with Raymond James, was recently named to Barron’s list of “The Top 1,200 Advisors” in the country. The 2017 list, ranked 1,200 advisors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This marks the third consecutive year for Phillips-Gaines to earn placement on the prestigious list. It is the largest, most comprehensive annual advisor list circulated by Barron’s.

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