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Your Retirement Paycheck Matters

Retirement income is not a one size fits all calculation as wants and needs vary significantly from one person to the next. Several factors such as life expectancy inflation, and balances do play a huge part but considering your retirement expectations for the “golden years” will help in the planning process to make the most…

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How Does Your Retirement Income Compare?

With each passing year, more baby boomers are reaching retirement age. There is a lot of discussion surrounding the management of retirement savings and how to turn this money into an income stream. This conversation is becoming increasingly important as pensions are obsolete for many and the Medicare system is being squeezed for all it…

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Avoid Tax Season Scams

Tax season is once again in full swing. While many concerned taxpayers file tax returns to meet the required deadline, criminals work harder to cash in taking advantage of the hectic tax season. Tax fraud remains a growing concern nationally, and counterfeit scams cost millions of dollars. Individuals who take a proactive approach can deter…

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What is the Social Security 2100 Act?

Democratic Congressman John B. Larson introduced the Social Security 2100 Act on January 30, 2019. The proposed legislation seeks to raise payroll taxes to keep Social Security solvent and expand benefits. Payroll Tax Increases Some say that Social Security is in crisis. The program has had a deficit every year since 2010. If Congress does…

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Buying A Vacation Home In Retirement

If your retirement dream includes bouncing around between a beachfront condo in the winter and a mountain retreat in the summer, you are in good company. Perhaps you want to keep a small condo close to the kids while also maintaining a home in an area more conducive to how you plan to spend many…

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Your Tax Refund & Your Retirement 

The average American gets a tax refund each year. In fact, the average tax refund is more than $2,700. That’s a pretty nice infusion of cash. Windfalls can lead to temptation. For example, a nice vacation is something that many people will use their tax refunds for. This is only one way to spend a…

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Seventy Percent Need Long Term Care

Millions of people in the U.S. are unable to care for themselves and need long-term care services. These people need assistance in performing one or more self-care activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing, and executing basic movements like walking, sitting, or standing. Services can be provided in the patient’s home, a residential…

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How to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse can be a complicated subject, but at its most basic level it involves taking advantage of an older adult through manipulation or intimidation to steal their money or property. Elderly adults are some of the most vulnerable to financial abuse. Some of the biggest risk factors for older adults include: Isolation Isolation…

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How a Divorce Can Affect Your Retirement

The divorce is being called the most expensive divorce in recent history, the divorce of Amazon CEO & Founder, Jeff Bezos and his wife.  While his divorce could be expensive, he will financially be able to survive the transition.  Some of us are not so lucky.   Divorce is always hard on many levels. One…

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So You’re Retiring In A Few Years…

Congratulations you are closing in on your target retirement date!  While the bulk of your retirement prep work and heavy lifting should be completed by the time you’re still a couple of years from retirement, there’s still a few boxes you’ll want to check off before finally saying adios to the workforce. Let’s go through…

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