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The Top Myths and Mistakes Regarding Social Security

Social Security is a key part to most people’s retirement income plan.  You pay a lot of money into the Social Security system during your working years, and you deserve to get as much as

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It’s Not How You Look ; Just That You Win

In today’s day and age, many people are more about style and looking good than winning and being successful. Unfortunately, that objective can really hurt you.  This is especially true when

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Are You Trustworthy?

There are many different types of effective trusts available for accomplishing specific things for retirement and estate planning.  Unfortunately, many people don’t ever consider using a trust

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How to Save Tax Dollars with New Tax System in Place

By The Prepare Institute Tax season time is upon us once again, and people everywhere are in the process of filing their taxes for the first time with the new tax code in place.  Of course,

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Have You Forgot About This in Your Retirement Plan?

By The Prepare Institute When people think of estate planning, it is generally thought of only being needed by the ultra wealthy.  Actually though, this isn’t the case.  Whether people

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New Year Brings New Rules and Laws

By The Prepare Institute We are into a new year, and as always a new year brings new rules, laws, retirement contribution guidelines, etc. This year is no exception, and we are also dealing with

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Retirement Plan

By The Prepare Institute At the beginning of every year, people tend to evaluate their lives and determine what needs to be improved in the upcoming year.  This is a good idea, and it needs

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You Have a Partner in Your Retirement Plan

One of the most common and well known phrases in life is the one by Benjamin Franklin, who said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  Many people, though, feel

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Retirement Rules That Don’t Apply Anymore

Retirement today is so much different than it used to be.  People who were working back in the 50s, 60s and 70s probably had the old-fashioned traditional retirement where they retired with a solid pension

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How to Maximize Your Retirement Accounts

Every year there are rule, guideline, and tax law changes to deal with when it comes to saving for and managing your retirement plan.  This year is obviously no exception with a new and historic tax code

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