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What You Need To Do To Prepare For Tax Season

What You Need To Do To Prepare For Tax Season
For many of us, tax season is something we’d rather avoid. And it’s no surprise why, since each taxpayer spends about 12.5 hours preparing for and fil...
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What The 2019 SECURE Act Means For You

What The 2019 SECURE Act Means For You
At the end of December, Congress approved and President Trump signed the SECURE legislation, which stands for “Setting Every Community Up for Retireme...
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Tired Of All Those “Robo” Callers? Here Are Some Things You Can Do

Tired Of All Those “Robo” Callers? Here Are Some Things You Can Do
Everybody hates robocalls. There’s the local politician constantly pestering you for support, the scammer congratulating you on yet another free Carib...
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Congratulations To Our Very Own Marathon Runner!

Congratulations To Our Very Own Marathon Runner!
This time of year you might be tempted to start thinking about a New Year’s resolution. And if you’re a runner, that goal might include running a mara...
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Have You Received Your New Medicare Card?

Have You Received Your New Medicare Card?
Identity theft and fraud are always making headlines these days. Thankfully, the federal government has taken some steps to protect the identity of th...
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Equifax Breach Settlement

Equifax Breach Settlement
In September 2017, the personal data of 147 million people was compromised from the Equifax database. Equifax is one of the major financial rating age...
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Los Angeles Business Journal - August 2019

Los Angeles Business Journal - August 2019
We are so proud of Brent Mason and the Mason Team for being featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal highlighting the Most Influential Wealth Mana...
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Getting to Know Your Investment Team

Getting to Know Your Investment Team
Entrusting your money to someone else is not something you do blindly. Whomever you choose to work with will have an important role in your financial ...
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How To Prepare For An Earthquake

How To Prepare For An Earthquake
There’s no doubt about it, it’s been a scary couple of weeks. With all the recent California earthquake activity, you might be feeling a bit on edge. ...
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Is Your College Savings Plan On Track?

Is Your College Savings Plan On Track?
Next to retirement, saving for college is the number-two savings priority for parents. (1) But despite the importance of having a college plan, many A...
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Have You Had The Financial Talk With Your Kids? We’re Here To Help

Have You Had The Financial Talk With Your Kids? We’re Here To Help
Most of what we do as parents is to help our kids succeed as adults. We teach them respect and responsibility and equip them with problem-solving skil...
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Los Angeles Business Journal

Los Angeles Business Journal
We are so proud to be featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal under the Wealth Management Trust and Estate section starting on page 17. Several o...
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Financial Planning For Aging Parents

Financial Planning For Aging Parents
It’s often a shocking moment when you realize your parents, who taught you much of what you know and guided you to responsible adulthood, now need you...
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How To Maximize Your Health Savings Account (HSA)

How To Maximize Your Health Savings Account (HSA)
“That’s just a special account to pay for medical expenses, right?”   Wrong.   When we hear the word “health,” our brains automaticall...
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Mason & Associates Gives Back!

No matter how often you pay attention to news headlines, you are probably aware of the addiction, mental illness, and homelessness issues that plague ...
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Charitable Giving Under The New Tax Law

Charitable Giving Under The New Tax Law
Last year, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act was all anyone could talk about. Though it has mostly slipped from the public spotlight, we are just now starting t...
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Give Your Financial Plan A Jump-Start In 2019!

Give Your Financial Plan A Jump-Start In 2019!
What new goals are you trying to reach in 2019? Are you focusing on your physical health by joining a gym and cleaning up your diet? Are you throwing ...
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California Fires: Keep Your Documents Safe With Secure Digital Document Storage

California Fires: Keep Your Documents Safe With Secure Digital Document Storage
With wildfires raging across California and plenty of people in the southern states still recovering from hurricane season, you might be wondering how...
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The Importance Of Being A Fiduciary

The Importance Of Being A Fiduciary
You may have heard the term fiduciary come up on the news or maybe in conversations over this past year. If you have not, we look forward to explainin...
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Medicare Open Enrollment Starts On October 15th. What Do You Need To Know?

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts On October 15th. What Do You Need To Know?
Just as getting a driver’s license seems to occupy the mind of every almost-16-year-old, enrolling in Medicare occupies the mind of everyone nearing r...
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The Impact Of Wildfires On Personal Finances

The Impact Of Wildfires On Personal Finances
The dangerous fire season has been dominating recent news. Wildfires in California have turned into record-setting blazes as the state deals with what...
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How To Protect Your Cell Phone From Hackers

How To Protect Your Cell Phone From Hackers
As evidenced by the recent news of the numerous data breaches or hackers getting sensitive information, it’s more important than ever to protect your ...
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The 6 Important Benefits of 529 Plans

The 6 Important Benefits of 529 Plans
The first day of school is right around the corner and you can’t walk into a store without seeing back to school displays and sales. But while you’re ...
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Introducing Our Operations Team

Mason & Associates, Inc. wouldn’t be complete without our Operations Team. As an independent, Registered Investment Advisor, your fiduciary and planni...
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A Gift of Appreciation For You!

A Gift of Appreciation For You!
Mason & Associates would not be where we are today without the loyalty and commitment of our clients. We know that trusting us with your money, Life P...
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Our Three Favorite Restaurants In Los Angeles

Our Three Favorite Restaurants In Los Angeles
An average American household can easily spend upwards of $3,000 a year eating out, according to a research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. When ...
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Our Mid-Year 2018 Economic Update

Our Mid-Year 2018 Economic Update
We’re halfway through 2018, and after a booming 2017, our economy has seen its fair share of ups and downs, market volatility, trade uncertainty, and ...
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An Update From Charles W. Mason

An Update From Charles W. Mason
Can you believe it’s been thirty years since Mason & Associates was founded? I could never have imagined the wonderful course this business has taken ...
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How Much Risk Is In Your 401(k)?

How Much Risk Is In Your 401(k)?
We take risks everyday, whether we know it or not. We don’t usually think about risk until the unexpected happens and it’s too late to do anything abo...
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Are You Ready For the Next Step in Financial Organization?

Are You Ready For the Next Step in Financial Organization?
Imagine laying out all of your bills, account statements, insurance policies, and loans and trying to make sense of them all. Pretty overwhelming, isn...
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How Does Your Retirement Savings Compare to Your Neighbors?

How Does Your Retirement Savings Compare to Your Neighbors?
Retirement is a popular topic in the personal finance world. There is a glut of information about when to start saving, what the best strategies are, ...
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Your 2018 Social Security Benefit Guide

Your 2018 Social Security Benefit Guide
Almost 62 million people depend on Social Security in one way or another. Born out of the Great Depression as a retirement safety net, it has grown to...
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Introducing the Newest Member of the Mason Family!

Introducing the Newest Member of the Mason Family!
Here at Mason & Associates, we value our clients, care about their lives, and strive to work for their best interests. As we get to know you, we also ...
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Did You Know We Serve Clients Nationally?

Did You Know We Serve Clients Nationally?
If you are one of our local clients, you may not realize that we serve clients all over the United States! We are grateful for the technology that all...
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Tax Law Changes: Are you keeping up? WE ARE!

Tax Law Changes: Are you keeping up? WE ARE!
President Trump campaigned on the promise of sweeping tax reform, and on December 20, 2017, Congress passed the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs...
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Did You Know We Have a Tax Expert?

Did You Know We Have a Tax Expert?
Tax season is here! This may not be everyone’s favorite time of year, but taxes are a necessary evil we must deal with. Thankfully, you don’t have to ...
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How Presidents Affect Stock Market Performance

How Presidents Affect Stock Market Performance
We just celebrated our 218th President’s Day in the US! We thought it would be appropriate to look at history and examine how the office of the presid...
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Love and Money: Financial Planning Considerations for Couples

Love and Money: Financial Planning Considerations for Couples
Do you enjoy talking about money with your significant other or is it a topic you strive to avoid at all costs? A couples and money survey reveals tha...
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Jumpstart Your Financial Plan for 2018!

Jumpstart Your Financial Plan for 2018!
We’ve all heard the stats; 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. (1) Good intentions are wonderful, but if you don’t take the small steps to...
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The Golden Rule of Budgeting? Spend Less Than You Earn

The Golden Rule of Budgeting? Spend Less Than You Earn
It sounds obvious, right? To maintain or grow your wealth, you can’t spend more than you have in your bank account. Yet, eight in ten Americans are in...
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4 Things to Do When the Markets are High

4 Things to Do When the Markets are High
Last year, the markets hit a number of milestones. The Dow broke the 24,000 mark for the first time, and the S&P 500 closed at a high of over 2,600. (...
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We Are Here For Your Friends and Family This Holiday SeasonWe Are Here For Your Friends and Family This Holiday Season

We Are Here For Your Friends and Family This Holiday SeasonWe Are Here For Your Friends and Family This Holiday Season
The holidays can be tough financially. In fact, Americans will spend nearly $1,000 this year on holiday gifts alone. (1) Factor in travel and food and...
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Five Financial Steps To Finish the Year Off Strong

Five Financial Steps To Finish the Year Off Strong
When you watched the New Year’s Eve countdown and raised your glass to 2017, did you make any resolutions to put your finances first this year? Financ...
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4 Safety Measures to Take Before Black Friday

4 Safety Measures to Take Before Black Friday
It’s almost Thanksgiving, and that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming. Don’t let the fun and excitement of holiday shopping turn into a cr...
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Don’t Fall Prey to the New IRS Phone Scam

Don’t Fall Prey to the New IRS Phone Scam
Scams are a dime a dozen these days. We come across fraud every time we open our email or receive a phone call from an unfamiliar number. While most s...
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We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!
Over the years, we’ve been lucky to experience incredible growth since our founding in 1989. In these nearly 30 years, not only has our client base ex...
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How to Prepare for an Earthquake

How to Prepare for an Earthquake
In these past two months, the news has been full of coverage of natural disasters, from hurricanes to earthquakes. As we’re based in Los Angeles, thes...
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Ten Questions To Ask Your Financial Advisor

Ten Questions To Ask Your Financial Advisor
With over 200,000 financial advisors across the country, how do you know which one will be the right fit for your situation and personality? (1) The f...
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Are You Affected by the Equifax Data Breach? Here’s What to Do

Are You Affected by the Equifax Data Breach? Here’s What to Do
If you have a credit report (and most of us do), there’s a good chance that you were one of the estimated 143 million Americans affected by the recent...
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How To Help in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

How To Help in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey has taken a catastrophic toll on a great city in our nation. While it has left many stranded, homeless, and in need of assistance, it...
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