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iTunes |  Spotify | iHeartRadio | Amazon Music | Castbox    The benefit of aging: Catch-Up Contributions In the most recent episode of The Field Guide Podcast, Brian Colvert, CFP®, takes a fresh look at aging – not as a…
iTunes |  Spotify | iHeartRadio | Amazon Music | Castbox    Are you contemplating retirement? Are you wondering when you can retire? In the most recent episode of The Field Guide Podcast, Brian Colvert, CFP® of Bonfire Financial, dives into…
iTunes |  Spotify | iHeartRadio | Amazon Music | Castbox  Decoding Bitcoin with Gerry Signorelli We often get asked what is Bitcoin all about by our clients, and for good reason. The landscape of…
SMART TAX PLANNING IN RETIREMENT Effective planning for taxes in retirement is paramount for retirees looking to maximize their financial security. Understanding the complexities of how different income sources are taxed can empower you…
The landscape of retirement savings is complex, particularly for United Airlines pilots who face unique choices with their 401k in planning their financial future. The recent introduction of the Market-Based Cash Balance Plan (MBCBP)…
Bonfire Financial has a Podcast!  We are excited to announce that we are launching The Field Guide Podcast! Hosted by the CEO of Bonfire Financial, Brian Colvert, CFP®, each episode will bring you ideas…
Roth IRA Mistakes   An individual retirement account (IRA), specifically a Roth IRA, is a great option to save for retirement.  However, there are a handful of common Roth IRA mistakes people make.  One…
How to protect your retirement from inflation    It’s the ultimate battle of good vs evil. Retirement vs. Inflation. Inflation is the arch-enemy of your retirement savings and if you’re near retirement – or…
President Joe Biden hasn’t hidden his desire to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy. It is his way to fund a multi-trillion infrastructure package and new social programs. Details are likely to change…
Let’s talk about credit card rewards. But first, let’s talk about mindset.  It takes a different mindset to make money verse saving money.  Making money is all about adding value to others while saving…
Roth 401k or Traditional 401k?    The 401k plan is the cornerstone to retirement. Gone are the days of big company and school district annual pensions and generous social security benefits. It’s now up…
MONEY SAVINGS SECRETS: AMAZON PRIME   Do you love saving money? Do you love Amazon? If you are anything like 50% of the U.S. population, we are guessing you do! A recent statistic showed…
10 Books for a Better Money Mindset   The list of personal finance and investing books is pretty extensive. This is not that list. While those books can be helpful, many get very technical,…
Is Insurance an Investment?   The simple answer is no. You don’t view car insurance as an investment, so why would life insurance be? If insurance is not an investment, why do we have…
4 Reasons to Hire a CFP ®   Managing your finances can be difficult and time-consuming. However, finding someone to handle your finances can be just as challenging. Want a tip to make it…
IRA vs 401k: What’s the Difference:   There are some common misconceptions about the difference between an IRA (Individual retirement account) and a 401k plan. While these two are very similar there are some…
The story behind the name.   A BONFIRE IS A FIRE OF CELEBRATION. As I look back on my life some of the best memories and conversations have happened sitting around the fire.  I have…
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