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Why a Long Life Can Be a Planning Risk

We all want to live a long, healthy life and thanks to developments in modern medicine, Americans are living well into their 80s and 90s on a regular basis. Life expectancy has increased by nearly a decade since 1970, and there’s no reason to believe that trend won’t continue into the future. While it’s wonderful…

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Is a 401(k) Rollover Right for You?

Gone are the days where people enter the workforce and stay with the same company for 30+ years, eventually riding off into the sunset of retirement with a nice pension. Instead, employees are often moving between jobs as they explore new career paths and search for opportunities to grow and flourish. As they move on…

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Financial Planning and The Role Your House Will Play

For most people, their home will be the most valuable asset they own during their lifetime so it’s no surprise that we get a lot of questions about how a home (or homes) fits into retirement plans.

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Building an Investment Plan to Sustain Your Retirement

Retirement planning requires having every piece of the puzzle in place to ensure a successful transition to financial independence, and one of those pieces is investment planning, which takes thoughtful construction and execution.

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Building an Income Plan for Retirement

Walking away from a working career means leaving a consistent paycheck behind, and that can be a scary thought. How will you replace that income and ensure yourself that your money will last the rest of your life?

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Finding the Right Financial Advisor

The common hesitation keeping people from beginning that relationship with an advisor is figuring out who to work with. It can be a challenge picking the right advisor because of the various designations, the different types of specialties, and worry that a person might just be trying to sell you a product.

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Understanding the Three Worlds of Money

A major hurdle to getting started with saving and investing is trying to figure out exactly where to begin. With so much information and so many products available, trying to narrow things down can feel a bit overwhelming.

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Busting the Biggest Social Security Myths

You shouldn’t buy into everything you hear when it comes to Social Security. Believe it or not, there’s quite a bit of misinformation floating around about the future of the program and what you need to know when claiming the benefit.

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Annuities – What You Really Need to Know

One of the products that often gets mixed reviews is the annuity. The perception of annuities isn’t always great, but that doesn’t mean they might not be perfect for you.

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How Inflation Impacts Retirement Planning

Inflation has long been known as the silent killer for financial planning because the small increases in prices each year weren’t noticeable day-to-day. Over time, however, those increments add up and eventually become magnified over the years.

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How Do You Know When You’re Ready to Retire?

The number one question that every advisor hears from a client is when will they be able to retire? A number of factors will play into that timeline, but even if you are in a financial position to retire comfortably financially, are you actually ready to do that?

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How Your Risk Tolerance Plays Into the Financial Planning Process

In order to build a financial plan that’s customized to your goals, it requires assessing a wide range of factors. Maybe one of the most important for determining your investment strategy is how well you handle risk.

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