Retirement Planning

Tax-Deferred Annuity Explained

Tax-Deferred Annuity Explained

An annuity is a financial product used to save tax-deferred for retirement or to generate regular income payments once in retirement. There is a lot of confusion around annuities as a retirement investment. Learn what a tax-deferred annuity is and whether it is right for you.

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Save for Retirement or Pay Off Debt

Save for Retirement or Pay Off Debt

Deciding where to direct your money is a tricky thing when you have both debt and an investment portfolio. On the one hand, you know it’s smart to pay down high-interest debts. But you also know you also need to save for retirement. Should you do both? Can you do both? Which move is the smartest use of your money?

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Financial Surprises in Retirement

Financial Surprises in Retirement

Even with the most careful and forward-thinking retirement planning, there are still some financial surprises you may face. Those extra costs and financial drains can make quite a dent into your portfolio, as well as in your everyday savings and money on-hand, potentially setting you back a few steps in your smart retirement preparations.

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Inflation Impact on Retirement Planning

Inflation Impact on Retirement Planning

Few things can cause as many problems for your retirement outlook as the impact of inflation. You know that when the average inflation rate increases, things get more expensive. But did you know that the types of goods and services used by the elderly are affected more by inflation than the goods and services used …

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The New Retirement = The New Normal

The New Retirement = The New Normal

We’re in an era of The New Retirement, which is a mindset and a necessity, considering the unique factors that face present and future retirement outlooks. It wasn’t that long ago when people worked until age 60, then retired and collected a pension. But the dynamic has changed tremendously in the past 15 years.

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4 Biggest 401(k) Investment Mistakes to Avoid

4 Biggest 401K Investment Mistakes to Avoid

You know the importance of strengthening your 401K for your retirement, but what you might not be aware of are the costly mistakes that many people make with their 401Ks. We certainly want to help you avoid short-changing your 401K – if not destroying your 401K altogether, so take a look at what we see as the most common 401K investment mistakes.

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