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Life Insurance is More Affordable Than You Think
March 12, 2018

If asked what would happen to your loved ones in the event of your untimely death, you would probably concede that life insurance would be an invaluable resource to protect them. Few people debate this point, but many are convinced that they probably can’t afford the life insurance policy they…

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5 Things Retirees Need to Know About Income Taxes
March 6, 2018

Once you retire, many parts of your life will change. Hopefully, all of these changes are for the better! But we have discovered a few things that tend to take retirees by surprise, particularly with regard to income taxes. So keep these things in mind as you transition into retirement…

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4 Considerations When Shopping for Long Term Care Insurance
February 12, 2018

A person turning 65 years old today stands about a 70 percent chance of needing long-term care at some point in their lifetime*. Twenty percent of people will need nursing care for longer than five years*. With the cost of nursing homes or home health aides rising each year, this…

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5 New Challenges to Retirement
January 15, 2018

Do you remember when your parents or older friends retired? They probably made it look easy, or at least not overly difficult. Hopefully it will go that way for you, too… But because retirees face a very different reality today, we wanted to remind you of the challenges most will…

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4 Changes Coming to Social Security This Year
January 6, 2018

For many people, the new year signals a time of fresh starts, resolutions, and reaching for new goals. But it’s also, quite simply, a new fiscal year. January 1 is often the starting point for many changes issued by the federal government, including changes within the Social Security system. In…

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3 Reasons to Consider a Roth IRA
November 20, 2017

When it comes to retirement planning, you will be faced with a variety of options. One of the most important things to remember, with regard to various savings or income-generating vehicles, is not only how they benefit you in the future, but also how a particular option might benefit you…

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Retirement Plan Contribution Limits Increase for 2018
November 13, 2017

For those of you who are contributing to a tax-advantaged retirement account, such as a 401(k), we have some great news: The IRS has increased contribution limits for 2018. Now you can stash $18,500 in your retirement account, on a pre-tax basis, throughout 2018. This new rule also applies to…

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Social Security Announces COLA for 2018
November 6, 2017

Each fall, Social Security announces whether they will be releasing a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for beneficiaries, taking effect the following January. In recent years, COLA has been historically small or non-existent, but this year we have good news for recipients of Social Security: Checks will be rising by…

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8 Ways to Accidentally Sabotage Your Financial Strategy
October 16, 2017

There are numerous different ways to invest and grow your personal wealth. Conversely, there are just as many ways to sabotage your long-term financial strategy! Working with a skilled financial advisor can help you identify beneficial opportunities as well as avoid potential pitfalls. The following eight mistakes are some of…

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3 Potential Retirement Challenges for Married Couples
October 4, 2017

Are you and your spouse on the same page, regarding retirement planning? NerdWallet recently conducted a survey that uncovered some surprising truths about couples and their retirement plans. For example, 30 percent of couples don’t talk about retirement at all. That might explain why 23 percent of survey respondents said…

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