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9
Jul

Sizzlin’ Summer Series: PART 3

Sizzlin’ Summer Series: PART 3 What does Summer remind you of? Maybe it’s the feeling of jumping into a cool pool after a day in the summer heat; or maybe it’s the sound of the ice cream truck as you are bolting out the door with whatever change you could get your hands on. From lazy days in air conditioning

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7
Jun

Sizzlin’ Summer Series: PART 2

Sizzlin’ Summer Series: PART 2 The official start of Summer – June 21st – is right around the corner. As we cruise into part two or our Sizzlin’ Summer Series, we will make a splash with the best cities to retire in 2019. Get your Hawaiian shirts on, coolers filled, and beach towels ready, because here come the Top 4

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13
May

Sizzlin’ Summer Series: PART 1

Sizzlin’ Summer Series: PART 1 This last Winter was one for the books. With record snowfall, rain, and cold temperatures, it’s safe to say that most of us are ready for warmer weather. What better way to celebrate the onset of sunshine and warm temps than with a three-part newsletter series to help you enjoy Summer! In this month’s newsletter,

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10
Apr

Two Tax Questions to Ask Yourself About Retirement Planning

Two Tax Questions to Ask Yourself About Retirement Planning Tax Day is just around the corner, and now is a good time to review your financial habits and goals, particularly as they relate to retirement planning. This reflection is also timely because retirement preparation can have significant tax implications—ranging from whether you can deduct your account contributions to which tax

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10
Apr

April is Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month Do you consider yourself financially literate? According to a study by S&P Global, 57% of American adults are financially literate, ranking the U.S. 14th in the world. As a way to increase financial understanding, April is considered Financially Literacy month! Whether you’re a financial guru or consider yourself a newbie, here’s 3 ways to make

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29
Mar

Looking for a Guaranteed Income Stream for Life? Think Annuities

Looking for a Guaranteed Income Stream for Life? Think Annuities Are you headed toward retirement or even in retirement and concerned about outliving your savings? Perhaps an income annuity will fit your needs. An annuity is a financial instrument that can offer a guaranteed lifetime income that you can’t outlive. I’ve spent many years helping my clients with annuities as

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26
Mar

3 Tips to Spring Clean Your Finances

3 Tips to Spring Clean Your Finances With the official start the Spring being March 20th, the entire country can now start shedding layers after a record-breaking winter. Along with spring comes nice temperatures, fresh crisp smells, and most importantly, spring cleaning. Typically, spring cleaning will consist of throwing out or donating unused items, organizing the house and cleaning the

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18
Mar

NCPW: How planning for retirement can be empowering, not frightening

NCPW: How planning for retirement can be empowering, not frightening March celebrates National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money. No matter your age, some of the most important financial decisions you will ever make relate to retirement. With U.S. adults living longer—and thus spending more time in

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13
Mar

9 Reasons Not to Buy Life Insurance (And Why You Should Rethink Them)

9 Reasons Not to Buy Life Insurance (And Why You Should Rethink Them) From getting married to having a baby to starting a business, there are lots of reasons why you’d want to consider buying life insurance. But maybe something is holding you back from getting the coverage you know (or suspect) you need. Here are nine of the biggest

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8
Mar

Women and Financial Planning

Women and Financial Planning This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter, “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”.  It is a time to applaud the progress of women’s achievements around the world. However, even with incredible progress, women face unique circumstances when approaching retirement. Women Live Longer Than Men Because women tend to live longer than men, they

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