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As we head into the summer months, it’s a perfect time to remember that financial planning isn’t just about long-term savings and retirement plans. We are a family-oriented business, and we know that spending the summer months having fun with your loved ones is one of life’s greatest joys. That’s why we work with each …

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There is no simple answer to the question ‘how much money do I need to retire?’ It depends on many factors, including at what age you plan to retire, your lifestyle, current and future spending habits, types of assets in your portfolio, and much more. While it is difficult to assign a dollar amount that …

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There are many ways to invest your wealth throughout your life that can set you up for a successful retirement. IRAs, Roth IRAs, and 401(k)s are just a few of the most popular retirement accounts.  What if you already have a traditional IRA, however, and want to contribute that money to a different account based …

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Getting older has its nuisances as your health starts to decline, eyesight and hearing can deteriorate, you start having aches and pains in unexpected body parts. However, it does have its perks. Some of those benefits are in the form of tax breaks that come as you get older. Seniors have a larger tax deduction …

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Retirement is a dream for most Americans. Sure, there are people like Warren Buffett who love to work whereas most people do not. If you’re one of those people who want to retire, the question arises of when a good time to retire might be. Some people will be fine retiring next week while some …

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When it comes to getting ready for retirement, the focus is typically on setting aside enough money and investing wisely so you have enough to not only retire but also thrive. But what many people don’t realize is that you need more than just an impressive nest egg and a solid investment plan to thrive …

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It is one of the most common questions people ask, and their parents usually ask them. What should I do when I retire? The biggest benefit of retiring is spending time with your family, but what about the rest? It’s not just about skipping work for a day or two. The question is complicated as …

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A Revocable Living Trust is a document that specifies how you want your property to be distributed after your death. It’s also referred to as an “inter vivos” trust because it’s created while you’re still alive and living, so it can be changed anytime during your lifetime. Revocable Living Trusts are well suited to many …

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Longevity and the Retiree According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 75,000 Americans are centenarians, that is, they are more than 100 years old, and this aging demographic is having a dramatic impact on the labor pattern in the U.S. Rather than retiring at the traditional age of 65, more than 30 …

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Life insurance myths are some of the most persistent misleading misinformation affecting people planning retirement. These analytics are commonly severely lacking in adequate research to back up popular perceptions. Consequentially, a few have fallen into avoidable financial traps. Insurance has the potential to be the strongest plan with the right guidance. Benefits of utilizing life …

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