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16
Jan

Three Ways to Help Americans Save More for Retirement

Three Ways to Help Americans Save More for Retirement One in five Americans have absolutely nothing saved for retirement. That’s according to new data released in October by the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC). Just as alarming as the number of nonexistent retirement accounts: More than half of Americans admitted they do not have a retirement plan that will carry them

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15
Jan

2017 – Q4 Quarterly Market Review

2017 – Q4 Quarterly Market Review 2017 – Q3 Quarterly Market Review Source: Retirement Researcher 2017 – Q4 Quarterly Market Review

13
Jan

How Much Income Do You Need in Retirement, and How Much Can You Safely Spend?

How Much Income Do You Need in Retirement, and How Much Can You Safely Spend? Most people are focused on saving for retirement so they’ll have the money they need. However, ask most people how much they’re going to spend in retirement and they have no idea. To plan for retirement effectively, you need to have some sense of what

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12
Jan

How Much Income Do I Need in Retirement?

How Much Income Do I Need in Retirement? Most people are focused on saving for retirement so they’ll have the money they need. However, ask most people how much they’re going to spend in retirement and they have no idea. To plan for retirement effectively, you need to have some sense of what your spending needs are actually going to

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9
Jan

Do I Still Need Life Insurance Once I Retire? Your Questions Answered

Do I Still Need Life Insurance Once I Retire? Your Questions Answered Do I need life insurance once I retire? Just because you’re retired doesn’t necessarily mean you’re financially sound. Think of all the different scenarios that may still be applicable: You may have been required to retire early; you may have had investments that have gone sour and haven’t

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5
Jan

Occam’s – Are Bitcoins a Good Tool For Retirement Investors?

Occam’s – Are Bitcoins a Good Tool For Retirement Investors? The appeal of market timing is obvious. Who wouldn’t want to get in and out of the market at the best time every time? We’ve talked a lot about market timing in the past – timing risk premiums, trying to time the markets on a daily basis, and the importance

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3
Jan

5 Tips for Reaching Your Financial Goals in the New Year

5 Tips for Reaching Your Financial Goals in the New Year You may already be retired or you’re just starting to plan for it; either way, this is the time for making New Year’s resolutions toward your financial goals. Make 2018 “the year of making the right choices.” Take these five easy steps to reach your retirement goal sooner. Assess

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22
Dec

Retirement Equation for Stability

Retirement Equation for Stability Living comfortably in retirement is indeed possible. However, many Americans fail to develop a strategic plan that allows stability in their golden years to be reality. In fact, the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC) commissioned data that found insights into American’s retirement savings – or lack thereof. Nearly 90 percent of Americans are not very confident

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16
Dec

Review: People are taking out mortgages to buy bitcoin, says securities regulator

Review: People are taking out mortgages to buy bitcoin, says securities regulator We’ve been hearing a lot more about bitcoin lately. It’s done phenomenally well this year, and, as if the Bitcoin market wasn’t speculative enough, there’s also a brand-new Bitcoin futures contract that just started trading last week, and people are starting to get a little crazy. In another

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12
Dec

You Think You Won’t Qualify for Life Insurance, but You’re Wrong

You Think You Won’t Qualify for Life Insurance, but You’re Wrong Think you can’t qualify for life insurance? Think again. You want to protect your loved ones for the future once you’re no longer around to provide for them. We all do. Life insurance gives you that peace of mind that your family will be taken care of after you’re

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