Wes Moss About the author:
Wes Moss is the host of Money Matters ' one of the country's longest running live call-in, investment and personal finance radio show ' on WSB radio. He is the Chief Investment Strategist at Capital Investment Advisors (CIA), and a partner at Wela, a digital financial advisory service. In 2017, Barron's named Wes Moss one of America's Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors. From 2014 through 2018, Barron's named Wes one of America's top 1,200 Financial Advisors. Wes was also named one of Atlanta's 40 Under 40 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2015. And in 2014, he was named as one of the top 40 investment advisors under 40 in the country by Investment News on their inaugural list. Wes also contributes regularly to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Wes has written several books including You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think- The 5 Money Secrets Of The Happiest Retirees, his latest book which has been a best seller in the retirement planning category. Contact him at [email protected], @WesMoss365, or Facebook.com/wesmossmoneymatters.
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Year-End Taxes: 4 Tax Moves to Help You Save Money
Year-End Taxes: 4 Tax Moves to Help You Save Money Money & Credit November 23, 2016
Tax Day is just around the corner. Not April 15! I’m talking about the really important tax day: December 31.…
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The 9 most important ages for retirement planning Money & Credit October 17, 2016
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How one dad used iPad Rehab to cure his kids’ screen addiction Life June 30, 2016
The other night, I had an experience I'll not soon forget.  As I walked up the front sidewalk in the…
iPad Rehab: Can it cure your kid’s screen addiction?
iPad Rehab: Can it cure your kid’s screen addiction? Mobile & Electronics June 28, 2016
I recently came to the scary realization that my kids have succumbed to a disease that’s ravaging American families --…
Why I’m putting my kids through iPad rehab
Why I’m putting my kids through iPad rehab Life June 17, 2016
My family is being undermined by an addiction, and I’ve decided to do something about it. Starting now. Drugs? Alcohol?…
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Life or Debt: 6 common money mistakes from the hit TV show Money & Credit April 29, 2016
I’m a financial educator and evangelist at heart. Hand me a megaphone of any sort and I’ll use it to…
5 secrets to becoming a millionaire
5 secrets to becoming a millionaire Money & Credit March 21, 2016
Millions of Americans today are overwhelmed by financial stress. For those who are nearing retirement, the fears are even greater.…
New laws that will affect Social Security benefits in 2016
New laws that will affect Social Security benefits in 2016 Money & Credit February 29, 2016
Whether you are retiring now or 10 years from now, you need to be aware of these important changes to…
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When Can You Retire? It Could Be Sooner Than You Think Money & Credit February 9, 2016
Retiring early isn’t something that everyone can do. Sometimes, though, people can retire early but don’t realize they have that…
8 money hacks for the new year that you can’t afford to do without
8 money hacks for the new year that you can’t afford to do without Money & Credit January 7, 2016
As the new year begins, you may be thinking about some concrete financial resolutions that you’d like to make for…
3 mistakes of unhappy retirees
3 mistakes of unhappy retirees Money & Credit January 1, 2016
There’s so much talk today about the financial side of retirement. Save more, invest more, have more, but for what?…
A 30-day household financial cleanse
A 30-day household financial cleanse Money & Credit November 5, 2015
Have you recently found yourself caught in a bad trap of overspending and under-saving? Maybe your budget has veered so…
5 factors to consider when planning for Social Security
5 factors to consider when planning for Social Security Money & Credit October 7, 2015
Nearly all Americans (if you paid in during your working years) will receive Social Security payments at some point in…
Even in a market with this much volatility, avoid hitting the panic button
Even in a market with this much volatility, avoid hitting the panic button Money & Credit August 31, 2015
Life seems a lot less complicated when the stock market is going up or holding steady, doesn’t it? We’ve all…
Who’s to blame for adult children’s bad inheritance budgeting?
Who’s to blame for adult children’s bad inheritance budgeting? Money & Credit July 29, 2015
There’s a lot of buzz going on right now about the 22-year old girl that recently called into nationally syndicated…
The recession really is over
The recession really is over Money & Credit July 8, 2015
While I know that I might hear a collective groan from the readers of this article, I have to say…
5 Questions You Must Answer To Prepare for the Inevitable
5 Questions You Must Answer To Prepare for the Inevitable Money & Credit May 26, 2015
Did you know that we are entering the largest generational wealth transfer in history? In fact, this wealth transfer will…
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5 Costly Retirement Planning Mistakes Money & Credit April 21, 2015
The majority of us are aware that the retirement statistics in America are alarming. Studies tell us that half of…
How to get more out of your Medicare now
How to get more out of your Medicare now Health April 20, 2015
Unfortunately, Medicare is a tricky subject fraught with multiple complexities. While you’ve most likely been paying into it for years,…
How Your Tax Rates Change In Retirement
How Your Tax Rates Change In Retirement Money & Credit March 30, 2015
We get a lot of questions from people wondering how their taxes will change once they hit retirement. While there’s…
When You Should Take the Lump Sum Over the Pension
When You Should Take the Lump Sum Over the Pension Money & Credit February 5, 2015
If you have worked at a company for 10 years or more, one day you may very well be faced…
Robo-Advisor vs. Digital Advisor: What’s Right For You?
Robo-Advisor vs. Digital Advisor: What’s Right For You? Money & Credit January 15, 2015
There's no arguing that technology has made an indescribable impact on our everyday lives.  With all of the innovations staring…
Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?
Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early? Homes & Real Estate August 11, 2014
When people ask me whether or not they should pay off their mortgage, my answer is always, unequivocally YES. There…