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Which Type of IRA Is Right for You?

August 23, 2017

Individual retirement accounts, also known as IRAs, are widely popular retirement savings vehicles. According to a 2013 study from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, Americans own a collective 25 million individual retirement accounts. Those IRAs hold nearly $2.5 trillion in assets.1 There’s more than one…

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3 Questions to Ask About Your Life Insurance

August 10, 2017

Are you in the market for term life insurance? Or do you currently own term life insurance but are wondering whether a permanent policy may be a better strategy? Term life insurance is a popular and effective way to manage one of life’s most dangerous…

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What Is Your Strategy for Managing Inflation in Retirement?

July 25, 2017

If you’re approaching retirement, you’ve probably developed a strategy for the biggest financial risks you could face. You may have an emergency fund to cover unexpected costs, a strategy to minimize market risk, and possibly a plan to cover health care and long-term care costs.…

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4 Ideas to Eliminate Your Retirement Shortfall

July 10, 2017

Behind on your retirement savings? While you may be feeling some stress about your retirement outlook, you certainly aren’t alone. According to Gallup’s 2017 study…

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What Financial Lessons Can Baby Boomers Learn from Millennials?

June 22, 2017

Do you have young family members graduating from high school or college this graduation season? If you’re a baby boomer who is retired or approaching…

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Use an Annuity to Boost Your Retirement Confidence

June 12, 2017

How confident are you that you will have enough income and assets to support a comfortable and enjoyable retirement? If you’re like many Americans, you may not be completely confident. According to a 2016 study from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 21 percent of…

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Do You Have a Plan for Your Retirement Spending?

May 23, 2017

Are you one of the many Americans who is worried about having enough money for retirement? According to the 2016 version of Gallup’s annual survey about Americans’ biggest financial worries, retirement topped the list for the 16th year in a row. Nearly two-thirds of respondents…

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Why Disability Could Threaten Your Retirement

May 11, 2017

Imagine the following scenario. You’re nearing retirement. Maybe it’s less than 10 years away. As you get older, though, you start to experience more health issues. Maybe your chronic back or joint pain grows more severe, limiting your mobility. Perhaps you develop a serious illness…

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