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One Basket, All Eggs. Risky!

Achieving a high income and net worth is half the battle in the quest for financial security. The other half is trying to keep and grow your assets once you have them. While this latter half is perhaps a nice problem to have, it has been the cause of many a headache. One problem some…

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Procrastinating; The Cost To Your Retirement

If you are like many other hardworking adults, you may find yourself periodically dreaming about what life will be like after you leave the workforce and enter retirement. Regardless of whether you plan to simply kick back and relax close to home or you have grand dreams of traveling frequently in retirement, you will need…

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A 1035 Exchange, Know The Facts 

A common problem faced by insurance and annuity holders relates to a need to upgrade to a better financial option without paying taxes on gains earned on the old policy. There are many legitimate reasons for wanting to upgrade. AAFMAA recommends a 1035 exchange to accomplish this objective. A 1035 exchange has a complicated set…

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Will Power: Should You Update Your Will and Estate Plan?

Everyone should have a will; it ensures that your loved ones will receive the assets you wish them to have in the event of your death. To be clear, a will is a legal document that states how you want your property to be distributed and to care for any minor children. To ensure that…

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To Know The Road Ahead, Ask Those Coming Back

“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back” is the famous Chinese proverb although for this article it may be more fitting to say, to know the road ahead, ask those looking back. Everyone has different ideas of what it is like to retire. However, their ideas may be based solely on what they…

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The Affordable Care Act & Your Retirement

What is the status of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA)? High-end net worth “seniors” planning for retirement need to know. How will the changes in the Affordable Care Act impact your retirement? Health Care Planning A lot of time, energy and money went into promoting and advancing the Affordable Care…

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Rising Interest Rates And Your Portfolio

The reality is that rising interest rates will likely continue through 2018.   This has been choreographed by the Fed Reserve for some time now, and even most of the talking heads on television agree that this is more likely to continue than not.  This begs the question of whether rising interest rates will harm…

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Bucket List Retirement Trips

Summer seems to be the time to travel and the best thing about retirement is that you finally have time to travel.  Whether you want to see more of the United States or explore foreign lands, the following list will help you find the perfect adventure. Go to Europe Europe is still an attractive destination,…

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Don’t Ruin Your Retirement This Summer 

Few Americans have employers that save for their retirements automatically. Pensions are going the way of the dinosaur. Therefore, Americans are required largely to save for their own retirements. This means that it’s important to make retirement savings a priority. This can seem like a boring life, and there may be a temptation to take…

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Thinking About Downsizing In Retirement? 

With the exception of those under 35 years of age, between 60 and 70 percent of the median household wealth in the US is tied up in home equity. Those within 10 years of retirement have about 40 percent of their net worth held outside of their home equity, and the number gets worse from…

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