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Win the Game of Life (Insurance)

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Win the Game of Life (Insurance)

Life insurance is one of the most versatile financial assets available to us. Few solutions carry as many tax advantages, may be used in as wide a variety of situations, and come at such a range of cost. We do not get this variety of applications without a wide array of policy options available to us – and this is where a breakdown can occur. With so many different types of life insurance, it is easy to miss owning the most suitable policy and thereby becoming dissatisfied with your coverage. We find a basic understanding of the different types of...read the full article

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Disciplined Investment Process

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Disciplined Investment Process

As an investor are you following a disciplined investment process or are you lacking a measurable strategy in your investment decisions? Consider your long-term investment objectives. As the markets go up and down, it can be challenging to keep your emotions in check if you are not following a defined, repeatable process. The key is to stay true to your process rather than chasing fads. These key tenants can help you follow a disciplined investment process and remove emotional decisions to help you stick to your long-term objectives. Click here to open fullscreen

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Fall Financial Planning

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Fall Financial Planning

While you’ve probably already begun to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes, several types of pumpkin flavored beer, and most importantly – the start of football season, next week officially marks the first day of fall. As the calendar changes season and we get closer to the end of the year, now is a great time to get a head start on end of year planning.

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4 Challenges During Retirement

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4 Challenges During Retirement

No matter how well-prepared you may feel for life in retirement, none of us is immune to the challenges presented by market volatility, rising taxes and inflation and longevity. Fluctuations in the financial markets, interest rates and the value of the dollar affect the price of the goods and services you use, which in turn has a direct impact on your wallet. The good news is that with proper planning you can develop strategies to minimize the following risk factors that threaten to erode your income in retirement. Click here to open fullscreen

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What are Robo-Advisors?

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What are Robo-Advisors?

Published by Don Hagan First and foremost, Robo-Advisors are not advisors at all. This is once again another example of a Wall Street marketing ruse designed to mislead the public into believing they will receive individual attention, help when they need it and optimal risk-managed portfolio design.

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Understanding 529 Plans

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Understanding 529 Plans

Named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, 529 plans are investment accounts used to pay for a beneficiary’s college expenses and are usually opened many years before the beneficiary reaches college age. Check out this infographic for some interesting statistics about 529 Plans. Click here to open fullscreen

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Sushi and the Art of Stockpicking

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Sushi and the Art of Stockpicking

Published by Rob Furlong Every year around the Oscars I remember that between two kids, a career and countless other commitments, I haven’t seen any movies since, well, the same time last year. This leads to a week of late-night binge watching, usually of movies that have lingered in my Netflix queue for years.

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Gun Trusts: A Way to Avoid Unknown and Unintended Risks

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Gun Trusts: A Way to Avoid Unknown and Unintended Risks

America leads the world in gun ownership per capita with 90 guns existing per 100 residents. According to the Pew Research Center, 40% of individuals age 65+ own at least one gun. Some of the guns that are owned are classified as “Title II Firearms” and are regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA).

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What Should I Do With My Old 401(k)?

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What Should I Do With My Old 401(k)?

Your first step should be to talk to Human Resources at your old job, as well as your new job, to get individual information on what each plan allows. Once you know what you can and cannot do, you can follow one of the following steps.

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The Too-Good-To-Be-True Dividend

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The Too-Good-To-Be-True Dividend

Published by Brett Carson We’ve all heard the saying, “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.” That’s how I feel about high yielding investments in this ultra-low rate environment. Just recently, my father asked me to look into a stock that was trading at nearly a 19% dividend yield that he heard about from a friend.

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