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What Is an Annuity? A Way to Turn Savings into Income

What Is an Annuity? A Way to Turn Savings into Income

Throughout your working life, you’ve focused on saving money for the future. Now it’s time to switch gears and focus on how you’ll turn your savings into income that may potentially need to last 30 years or more. According to the Social Security Administration, about one out of four people age 65 today will live past age 90, and one out of 10 will live past age 95...

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3 Reasons to Do a Mid-Year Investment Review
May 8, 2018

3 Reasons to Do a Mid-Year Investment Review

Financial checkups can be an effective way to measure progress toward your goals. They can show you what’s working well and uncover issues you may need to...

Getting Started with Retirement Planning? Here are a Few Steps
April 11, 2018

Getting Started with Retirement Planning? Here are a Few Steps

It’s never too early to start saving for retirement. If you’ve already started, and set aside even a little bit, congratulations. You’re ahead of a sizable portion of ...

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Pursuing a Secure Retirement in the 21st Century
April 10, 2018

Pursuing a Secure Retirement in the 21st Century

Have you heard the phrase “not your grandparents’ (or parents’) retirement”? It’s often used by industry professionals and the media when describing...

Small Business Spotlight: Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA
April 4, 2018

Small Business Spotlight: Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA

If you’re a small business owner, you’re part of the backbone of the economy. The Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates that 99.7% of all ...

Tax Liability in an IRA? Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI)
March 22, 2018

Tax Liability in an IRA? Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI)

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a tax-favored vehicle used to set money aside for retirement. With a traditional IRA, you may be able to deduct your ...

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IRA Tax Deduction? Know the Types, Tax Advantages of IRA Plans
March 21, 2018

IRA Tax Deduction? Know the Types, Tax Advantages of IRA Plans

Stashing money away for your retirement is a wise, even necessary, thing to do. So as you consider saving up for your golden years, you might want to take a look at ...

Top Retirement Locations Mix Affordability, Healthcare, Lifestyle
March 14, 2018

Top Retirement Locations Mix Affordability, Healthcare, Lifestyle

The process of sorting out and nailing down the best places to retire – or more specifically, the best place for you to retire – is very much in the eye of the beholder.

Traditional or Roth IRA: Which is Right for You?
March 9, 2018

Traditional or Roth IRA: Which is Right for You?

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is the primary way many people save for retirement because they don’t have access to a plan at work. Others use it to supplement ...

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Busy Small Biz? Consider Simplified Employee Pension (SEP IRA)
March 7, 2018

Busy Small Biz? Consider Simplified Employee Pension (SEP IRA)

As a small business owner or sole proprietor, you may be the one who manages it all—sales, marketing, customer service, billing, and quality control. While being the ...

Nearing Retirement? Five Steps to Prepare for Retirement Taxes
February 27, 2018

Nearing Retirement? Five Steps to Prepare for Retirement Taxes

Getting ready to retire? Congratulations! Whether it’s a few years down the road or a few months ahead, retirees should take as much care thinking about the tax ...

Can I Contribute to a 401(k) and an IRA? Yes; Here’s How
February 21, 2018

Can I Contribute to a 401(k) and an IRA? Yes; Here’s How

You’ve heard this all before about saving for retirement: Do it early in your career, and your life, for that matter; “pay yourself first” with automatic retirement ...

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Discover How 401(k) Fees May Impact Your Retirement Savings
February 15, 2018

Discover How 401(k) Fees May Impact Your Retirement Savings

When selecting the investments for your 401(k) account, it’s important to compare the available investment choices to see which one(s) may help you pursue...

Retirement & Tax Strategies for Income Protection
February 14, 2018

Retirement & Tax Strategies for Income Protection

Retirement is full of possibilities. Will you travel? Pursue a new career or hobby? Volunteer in your community? Spend more time with friends and family? No matter ...

Welcome to 2018: Time to Check in with Your Retirement Plan
February 9, 2018

Welcome to 2018: Time to Check in with Your Retirement Plan

Chances are you've put an actionable retirement plan into place, but sometimes life can get you sidetracked. It's a question that weighs on the minds of most investors ...

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Through the Years: Keeping Asset Allocation Aligned with Goals
February 2, 2018

Through the Years: Keeping Asset Allocation Aligned with Goals

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. This timeless advice, passed down for generations, is especially true when it comes to investing. Whether you’re just ...

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