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January 12, 2021 Update

January 12, 2021

Dear Clients,

January 1, 2021 marks the first anniversary of Bookends Financial Planning becoming a Registered Investment Advisory practice. As financial services industry trends support values-based advisory relationships over the legacy promotion of high commission investment products, we continue to believe our responsibility is to keep our clients’ interest above our own and embrace the fiduciary obligation to do so. We are excited to share that our firm continues to grow and we are honored to have so many trusted relationships with our clients.
A year ago we could not have predicted all that 2020 brought, we are grateful for the flexibility and support that allowed us to maintain operations through what will be a year we will not soon forget. We are happy to have retained Raymond James as our custodian, providing access to the research and resources that clients have been accustomed to for years. We have onboarded new portfolio research and management tools into our investment management process. Financial planning tools have been updated to include the latest enhancements to help clients make important financial decisions. The move to independence also meant that we were able to add additional team members, meet our newest associate, Katie, below.
Sarah Boston had fun experimenting with videos in 2020 and is excited to roll out the series for 2021 – Come to the Table – that also includes a podcast and monthly webinars. We look forward to seeing all of you this year to highlight these resources and hope you’ll tune in for Sarah’s videos, podcasts and webinars!

Congratulations, Chandy Wilcoxon!

Financial Advisor Chandy Wilcoxon has done what so many clients before her have enjoyed. After a long career in banking and financial services, Chandy has decided to retire. She looks forward to spending more time volunteering and with her family, traveling with her husband David is also high on the list (when that’s possible again!) Saying goodbye to a valued member of our team isn’t easy but we are excited for Chandy and this next phase of life.
I have spent many hours thinking of how to say “Thank You” for the trust you have placed in me over the years and for the friendships that have grown over this time. Please accept my sincere and utmost gratitude. -Chandy
Sarah Boston has assumed managing client accounts and looks forward to working with everyone. Unfortunately, Chandy’s retirement celebration had to be postponed, we plan to reschedule in 2021 so stay tuned for details later in the year!

Join Financial Planner, Sarah Boston, and Chef JJ as they discuss essentials of financial planning while preparing tacos, from Chef JJ’s Go Kamado!, in the first episode of Come to the Table with the Bull and the Bear.  In addition, join Sarah Boston with guests, Ashlyn, Doan, and Tanner, in Come to the Table, a podcast for sharing impactful conversations about finances and money over a meal.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Economic Commentary

It’s been a busy 2021 in political news and has many people wondering how will markets and the economy react to the news. The Washington Policy group at Raymond James provides some commentary:

Important Tax Dates
Mailing Dates

– Jan 31st : Forms for retirement, 1099-R and 5498, if applicable. Education savings accounts Form 1099-Q.
– Feb 15th: Composite 1099’s
– Feb 28th: Delayed 1099’s
– Mar 15th: Final round of delayed 1099’s

Raymond James errs on the side of caution and will delay a 1099 rather than send a preliminary and then an amended. Please call the branch to check on your document status prior to filing. We are happy to securely email or fax documents to your tax preparer.
If you have signed up for electronic delivery, please check your email for the notice that your documents are ready. They can be retrieved through your Raymond James Client Access, Documents tab, Tax forms. Please let the branch know if you have any trouble.

Welcome Katie!
Introducing Katie Bowman, our newest addition to the Bookends Team!  Katie serves as our Administrative and Marketing Assistant here at Bookends Financial Planning.  Recently engaged, Katie will be getting married this fall!  Katie enjoys playing with her cat, Bella, and puppy, Rocky.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new foods, working out, spending time with friends and family, and doing makeup for weddings, pictures and other events.  Welcome to the Bookends Team, Katie! 

-The Bookends Team
Financial Advisers
Mike Wetzel, Financial Adviser, Principal:
Sarah Boston, Financial Planner, Investment Consultant:

Mindy Christian, Operations Manager:
Bridgett Mueller, Operations Assistant:
Heidi Hargis, Chief Compliance Officer:
Katie Bowman, Administrative and Marketing Assistant:
Gene Trueblood, Chartered Financial Analyst 

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