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Is It a Trick or a Treat?

It is Halloween week, and the main theme of Halloween is ‘trick or treat’.  It is also a main theme right now in the financial world as there are a lot of financial tools, moves, options,

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Do You Know Which Type of IRA is Best for Your Retirement Plan?

There are many different tools available when it comes to planning and saving for retirement.  One of the most popular and used tool is the IRA.  However, many people don’t use the right

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Question of the Month

“I thought I planned very well for retirement and finally made the decision to retire last year.  Now, however, I seem to be hearing about all the scary things that could sabotage my retirement. 

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What Happens To Your Retirement Plan When a Spouse Passes Away?

It is always a hard time when a spouse passes away.  Obviously there are a lot of emotions to deal with, as well as concerns and figuring out how to live without your spouse.  But what

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Is Retiring Early a Mistake?

Andrew Luck, one of the top rated quarterbacks in his prime in the NFL, abruptly retired from the league last week at an early age.  Even though this was shocking, it is not out of the ordinary

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Do Not Retire Until You Consider These Many Often Over-Looked Factors

Everyone wants to retire at some point in their lives.  And most people make the decision to retire mainly based on the amount of money they have accumulated and saved.  But you cannot

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Will You Achieve Financial Independence in Retirement?

Last week we all celebrated Independence Day.  Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. 

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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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