Retirement Planning

Why a Guaranteed Insurance Contract Should Be Part of Your Portfolio

Investing isn’t easy in these uncertain times. The market crash of 2008 wiped out years of savings and unfortunately no one knows when the next market downturn will hit. A guaranteed insurance contract (GIC) can protect your life savings against these losses. What Are Guaranteed Insurance Contracts? They give you a way to grow your…

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The Top 4 Annuities Myths That Get People in Trouble

The only way you can decide whether annuities are right for you is by looking at the facts. Unfortunately, there are plenty of annuities myths floating around that can get in the way of making an informed decision. To help straighten everything out, we’re looking at the most common myths and why they are wrong.…

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What Are the Top 5 Goals for Planning Retirement?

Retirement is often referred to as “the golden years,” and with good reason. After a long, dedicated career, now’s the time to finally catch up on all your lifelong goals. So just what are American workers planning on doing when they get there? To help you with planning retirement, we’ve taken a look at the…

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How to Save for Retirement in Your 20s

If you’re in your 20s, is it too early to start saving for retirement? The answer is a resounding “no.” Retirement might be decades away, but the sooner you start planning and saving for it, the better off you’ll be. Think of it this way: If you start saving $4,682 per year at age 25, and…

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5 Great Books for Retirement Planning

A wealth of information is available to retirement planners of all ages. Whether you’re quickly approaching retirement or have just started your career, you can learn more about your retirement options by speaking with a wealth manager and by reading books. Over the years, there have been many informative and engaging books published on the topic of…

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Using Financial Planning Services Effectively

Financial planning gives you a road map to reach your most important goals. People with a financial plan are more than twice as likely to be living comfortably compared to people with the same income who don’t have a plan, according to a survey from the CFP Board. So how can you get the most…

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Your First Financial Planning Meeting

Financial planning is always a smart idea, but what many don’t think about is how to prepare for a meeting with a financial planner. Going into the meeting with a checklist of what to cover and at least a basic idea of your financial goals makes the meeting more productive and less stressful. Here are…

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IRA Rollover Rules

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person will have around 11 jobs over the course of his or her life. All those jobs can lead to a lot of variety in a life and a lot of different retirement accounts. When you leave a job, you get to hold onto…

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What Is a Wealth Advisor?

You might not think of a wealth advisor is a must-have service, but as your bank account grows, an advisor can be crucial in helping you plan for the future. The key to utilizing an advisor is knowing what a wealth advisor does, and how they can be the difference between financial uncertainty and the…

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How a Fixed Annuity Can Help You

  As you approach retirement age, you are more likely to look for asset protection and minimal risk than you are for aggressive investments that can potentially give you a high rate of return. Unfortunately, traditional “safe” savings and investment options, such as FDIC-insured certificates of deposit (CDs) and government bonds, don’t always have a…

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