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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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How Much of Your Retirement will Uncle Sam Get?

You work hard and save as much as you can to be able to retire someday.  And once you are retired, it’s time to kick back and enjoy your life and all the activities that you want to do.  But are you

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Key Dates Related to Your Retirement

When you think of certain important dates or ages, you generally think of birthdays, anniversaries, special moments, etc. However, as you get older and get into your pre-retirement and retirement years,

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Back to School for Your Retirement

It is the beginning of August, and that means it is back to school time. But back to school time is not just for kids in school anymore. With so many changes each and every year in the financial and economic

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Do You Have Financial Independence?

Last week the country 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.  The Declaration

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Does Father Always Know Best

Last Sunday was Father’s Day. Hopefully you were able to spend some quality time with your father and thank him for all the good advice and wisdom that you may have received from him over your lifetime.

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Retirement Decisions & The Risks You Face

As people retire and/or prepare for retirement, the two main staples of retirement are still as real as ever.  Those are to protect and preserve my hard-earned nest egg and receive as much income as possible

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The New World of Retirement Planning

John F. Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” This is certainly true of preparing for retirement. If we continue

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Panic in Their 70’s: What Happened?

I received a call late last year from a gentleman in a panic.  Him and his wife were both in their early 70s and in the early stages of a comfortable retirement with Social Security, a pension, IRAs and

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