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Atlanta Social Security Office

Social Security Isn’t Just for Retirement

When you think of Social Security, you probably think about retirement. It’s true that the program provides critical income for millions of retired Americans, but Social Security also does much more. Designed as a safety net to provide older people who could no longer work with a basic income, Social Security has grown into a…

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Retirement Questions Atlanta Citizen’s Commonly Fear

Living in Atlanta Georgia means we work hard. We also have big decisions on if we are going to stay, live and then retire in the surrounding Metro Area. But research say’s that we have fear around retirement and a bigger fear about Social Security? A startling number of Baby Boomers do, so don’t feel silly…

What women in Atlanta need to know about divorce

Financial Divorce in Atlanta

How does a Divorce in Atlanta financially affect YOU? A huge question that we at Scarlet Oak Financial get all the time. I myself have been through divorce and I do not wish this on ANYONE. Lucky for me I was living in Decatur, Georgia and had a great support system with family and friends.…

How does IRS Savers Credit work?

Saver’s Credit Helps Atlanta Residents

It can be tough paying your bills and saving for retirement sometimes. That’s especially true if you’re living in Metro Atlanta or another large city with a relatively high cost of living. However if you meet certain criteria, you may benefit from the IRS Saver’s Credit. If you would like more information on the Atlanta Savers…

Atlanta money matters when widowed

Top 8 Financial Tasks for Those Recently Widowed in Atlanta

When you’re a new widow, you have a lot to deal with – both emotionally and logistically.  Overwhelming is an understatement. Suddenly having to handle all the finances can be tough for many women. Even so, there are a number of issues that need to be handled sooner rather than later. Here is a short…

Atlanta pre-marriage financial planning

Pre-Marriage Financial Checklist for Atlanta Couples

Getting married in Atlanta? Besides choosing your dress, yummy food and one of the many great venues from Alpharetta to Peachtree City. What should you consider to help kick off your new life? Scarlet Oak Financial suggests couple’s put together a financial checklist before you tie the knot. The list can be long, but here are…

Financial Advisors in Atlanta

Top 6 Atlanta Strategies to Get Your Goals and Money Inspiration Moving

With the City of Atlanta growing so fast, Atlanta Financial Planning is as important as ever. We are one of the country’s most dynamic cities in 2017. There’s a lot going on in the city, and in the lives of the professionals who make it such an exciting place to live. With so much going…

Atlanta Financial Planners

Are You Part of the Sandwich Generation in Atlanta?

Many people living in Atlanta Georgia today are part of what is known as the sandwich generation. No, that doesn’t mean covered in peanut butter or surrounded by lettuce and tomatoes. It refers to being economically sandwiched by two other generations, one older and one younger, that rely on you for financial support. Providing emotional support…

How does working abroad affect your social security

What Every Atlanta Resident Needs to Know About Social Security

You’ve made your home in the Atlanta Metro Area and have worked hard most of your life. In fact, you’ve worked in other parts of the Country a also. One day you decide “I’m done, time to travel abroad”. How does this affect your Social Security and Medicare benefits? The answer varies by country, and…

Atlanta Business Retirement Planning

Top Tips to Help Atlanta Business Owners Maximize Retirement Income

Are you an Atlanta business owner with an at-home spouse who helps out with bookkeeping or a variety of other tasks that need to be done? Once you get to retirement age it’s too late, but for those of you that are in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s or even 50’s there’s still time to let…