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Retirees and Fixed Income: Rethinking Interest Rates—Again

Retirees and Fixed Income: Rethinking Interest Rates—Again

For those in or near retirement who traditionally allocate a portion of their portfolio to fixed income: bonds, bond funds, money market accounts, certificates of deposit (CD), and fixed-rate annuities, the uncertainty cloud hanging over interest rates has been a big deal for the past several years. Generally, the Fed will hike interest rates several times...

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Could a Franchise Create Your New Retirement Income Stream?
November 30, 2016

Could a Franchise Create Your New Retirement Income Stream?

Do you have the urge to be your own boss? Are you looking for multiple streams of income to help fund your retirement? Locally owned franchises are an ...

Sports Parents: Are Team Fees Sidelining Your Retirement Goals?
November 29, 2016

Sports Parents: Are Team Fees Sidelining Your Retirement Goals?

From pre-dawn Saturday morning road trips, long hours standing in the hot sun or the pouring rain, to countless fast-food meals, sports parents understand the art of ...

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Retirement Savings Goals: How Much Money Do You Really Need?
November 15, 2016

Retirement Savings Goals: How Much Money Do You Really Need?

Many surveys say that Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. But how much is enough? There are theories and strategies to calculate the size of the nest ...

Social Security Is Strained. How It Could Affect Your Retirement
November 9, 2016

Social Security Is Strained. How It Could Affect Your Retirement

No need to mince terms; the three-legged stool is broken. For years, financial advisors have used that metaphor to talk about the traditional three main ...

Retirement: Talk to Kids About Money; Millennials Are Listening
November 2, 2016

Retirement: Talk to Kids About Money; Millennials Are Listening

It turns out that your kids are listening. The millennial generation often gets a bad rap for many things, but when it comes to money, they are actually doing ...

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Get a (Part-Time) Job! The New Way To Retire?
October 20, 2016

Get a (Part-Time) Job! The New Way To Retire?

Survey after survey continues to hammer home the fact that Americans simply aren't saving enough for retirement. A full 71% of Americans say they are ...

Planning Ahead For Your Loved Ones? Don’t Overlook a Key Decision
October 17, 2016

Planning Ahead For Your Loved Ones? Don’t Overlook a Key Decision

It happens all too often. A married couple owns a piece of real estate such as a vacation home. One spouse falls ill with a crippling disease like Alzheimer’s...

Preparing for Retirement: Singles Need To Think Differently
October 13, 2016

Preparing for Retirement: Singles Need To Think Differently

When it comes to being single and planning for or being in retirement, there are some upsides. Want to live near the beach? Do it. Want to live near the grandkids? ...

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A New Home For Retirement? Test-Drive Before You Buy
September 26, 2016

A New Home For Retirement? Test-Drive Before You Buy

Many folks nearing retirement are looking to downsize from the family home. Who needs three empty bedrooms, a big house to clean, and all the upkeep ...

Approaching Retirement? Why You May Want to Consider Growth Stocks
September 22, 2016

Approaching Retirement? Why You May Want to Consider Growth Stocks

Growth stocks and growth mutual funds: Aren’t those for young people? Not necessarily.

Nearing Retirement: Thinking of Buying a Vacation Home?
September 15, 2016

Nearing Retirement: Thinking of Buying a Vacation Home?

Summer is winding down, and back-to-school routines are kicking into high gear. In between all the all the hustle and bustle, you might start remembering that ...

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Going on Vacation? Budget and Never Dip into Retirement Accounts
September 13, 2016

Going on Vacation? Budget and Never Dip into Retirement Accounts

If you’re one of the 8 in 10 Americans who planned to take a leisurely vacation, you probably already know that it will be pricey. Consumers say they will spend...

ABCs of Portfolio Investing: 3 Rules for Long-Term Investors
September 13, 2016

ABCs of Portfolio Investing: 3 Rules for Long-Term Investors

Attention investors: school is back in session! September offers investors the opportunity to revisit the basics of managing a portfolio. It can be a good time to...

Eye on Retirement: The Last Stretch. Get Retirement Ready
September 8, 2016

Eye on Retirement: The Last Stretch. Get Retirement Ready

Is retirement just around the corner? Investors in their 50s and early 60s are in the last stretch before retirement, which of course can mean many things to ...

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Retirement: Better to Live Rich Today than Die Rich Tomorrow
September 1, 2016

Retirement: Better to Live Rich Today than Die Rich Tomorrow

People work endlessly so they can eventually retire and spend time with their loved ones and kids, but by then, they’ve missed opportunities to take vacations or ...

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