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Retirement – The switch from accumulation to distribution

When it comes to retirement, one of the most common regrets expressed by the recently retired in surveys is not having saved enough. Another regret is spending too much too soon. Although it’s not surprising that some wish they were paid more and were able to save...

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Saving for Retirement

Although most people recognize the importance of sound retirement planning, they don’t always embrace the work involved. With many investment possibilities, complex rules governing retirement plans, and the unpredictable future of consumer prices, it can be...

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Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance

It's a fact: People today are living longer. Although that's good news, the odds of requiring some sort of long-term care increase as you get older. As the costs of home care, nursing homes, and assisted living escalate, you probably wonder how you'll ever be able...

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How Can Investments be “Tax-Efficient”?

“Tax efficient” investing means taking steps to minimize losses to taxes in an investment portfolio. However, taxes should not be the primary reason to buy, hold, or sell an investment. Afterall, paying more taxes on an investment that grows substantially can mean...

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A Retirement Income Roadmap for Women

Many women are working and taking charge of their own retirement planning. What does retirement mean to you? Do you dream of traveling? Pursuing a hobby? Volunteering your time, or starting a new career or business? Simply enjoying more time with your...

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When Do You Make Your IRA Contributions?

The earlier you make your IRA contributions, the longer they will grow.  So, under that theory, you should have made your IRA contributions for tax year 2023 at the beginning of 2023. However, not everyone has the luxury of having the money ready to invest right...

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Understanding Roth IRAs and conversion options

According to the Investment Company Institute’s 2023 handbook, as of the beginning of 2023, some $33.6 trillion worth of assets had been earmarked for retirement. That seems like a mind-boggling amount of assets. However, running out of money in retirement is the...

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Facing the Music: RMDs

The tax deferral accorded to IRAs and qualified retirement plans has helped to push total retirement resources in the USA to $33.6 trillion at the end of 2022 (Investment Company Institute 2023 Fact Book). Eventually, tax deferral must come to an end. The mechanism...

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Caring for Your Aging Parents

Caring for your aging parents is something you hope you can handle when the time comes, but it can be very challenging and is often the last thing you want to think about. Whether the time is now or somewhere down the road, there are steps you can take to make the...

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National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Every year since 2009, during the third week of October (the 17th through the 23rd in 2023), estate planners across the country recognize National Estate Planning Awareness Week. They work to help the public understand the value of estate planning and how it aligns...

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Myths and Facts About Social Security

Myth: Social Security will provide most of the income you need in retirement. Fact: It's likely that Social Security will provide a smaller portion of retirement income than you expect. There's no doubt about it — Social Security is an important source of...

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Protecting Your Loved Ones with Life Insurance

How much life insurance do you need? Your life insurance needs will depend on a number of factors, including the size of your family, the nature of your financial obligations, your career stage, and your goals. For example, when you're young, you may not have a...

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401(k) Plans – An Overview to Help You Get Started

Retirement plans and expectations vary greatly for each person, so the amount you need to retire and the method to reach that goal is unique and personal. One popular way to reach a retirement savings goal is with a 401(k) plan. Some estimate that 79% of Americans...

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Planning for All Stages of Retirement

Most of our lives we are concerned with living in the moment–figuring out what we need to do today and how we might accomplish it. Sometimes, we can move beyond the moment, and think of our goals for the month, or even goals for the year. Many even benefit from...

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Why Work With a Client Advisor?

The world 50 years ago was a lot different than it is today. An individual often worked at the same job all his or her adult life, lived in the same house, and stayed married to the same spouse. In those days, too, one spouse could support a family, paying for...

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Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans

Everyone is familiar with 401(k) plans, but not everyone knows they come in different flavors, one of which is the safe harbor 401(k). The one thing all these special 401(k) plans have in common is that they're generally simpler to maintain because they're exempt...

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Why Stay Invested in a Volatile Market?

Hindsight may be 20/20, but predicting the future is always hard. “If only I had acted.” “I knew that would happen…” “The market agreed with me at the time.” These are all thoughts that pass through most investors’ minds at one point or another. The reason...

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Mid-Year Is a Good Time for a Financial Checkup

The first half of the year is behind us. During those six months, life events happen - both planned and unplanned. It can be helpful to revisit your financial plan to ensure it still supports your goals. Here are some ways to evaluate if you are continuing on the...

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Retirement Travel – Without the Financial Anxiety

Exciting summer travel plans are coming up, and many individuals and families are running through the usual checklists and questions. Have we chosen a destination? If traveling internationally, are our passports all up to date? Does our bank know so our credit...

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