The Planning Group
Richard M. Tsoumas, CFP®
President
269-979-8700
rtsoumas@tpgbc.com
Welcome to The Planning Group

Today's economic climate offers unprecedented challenges and opportunities. At The Planning Group, our mission is to help clients understand the challenges & take advantage of the opportunities by providing them with three key tools:

1. A clear understanding of their financial goals

2. A well-defined roadmap for achieving those goals

3. Ongoing advice to help adjust their roadmap when their needs change

Our services cover all areas of financial & wealth management, from investment and retirement planning to risk management and estate conservation. We specialize in helping our clients develop a comprehensive, cohesive financial strategy that fits their unique needs and enables them to meet both short- and long-term objectives. On our Web site, you'll find valuable information for evaluating your current position and progress toward financial goals. We offer educational articles that outline financial concepts and highlight products designed to fill the gaps in your financial strategy. You'll also find calculators that will help you assess your current and future needs. Please remember to visit our Web site often, as our content is constantly changing. For help with your financial management, or for more information on The Planning Group, please contact us today.

Newsletters
  • Changes to Social Security Claiming Strategies
    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 included a section titled "Closure of Unintended Loopholes" that ends two Social Security claiming strategies that have become
  • Filing Your 2015 Federal Income Tax Return
    Whether you're preparing your own tax return or paying someone to do it for you, tax season can be a stressful time of year. Make things easier on yourself by pulling
  • Quiz: Which Birthdays Are Financial Milestones?
    When it comes to your finances, some birthdays are more important than others. Take this quiz to see if you can identify the ages that might trigger financial changes.
  • What are required minimum distributions (RMDs)?
    Traditional IRAs and employer retirement plans such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s offer several tax advantages, including the ability to defer income taxes on both
  • Should I delay taking my first RMD?
    Your first RMD from a traditional IRA and an employer retirement plan must be taken for the calendar year in which you turn 70-1/2. However, if you're still working, you
    
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Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through NFP Advisor Services, LLC (NFPAS), member FINRA/SIPC. The Planning Group is a member of PartnersFinancial, a platform of NFP Insurance Services, Inc. (NFPISI), which is an affiliate of NFPAS. The Planning Group is not affiliated with NFPAS and NFPISI.  NFPAS does not provide tax or legal advice and is not a Certified Public Accounting firm.


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