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5
Dec

Holiday Wish List 2018: Financial Security

Holiday Wish List 2018: Financial Security What’s on your loved one’s gift wish list? Are they asking for the latest technology? Fashionable apparel? A must-have toy? No matter the buzz-worthy item, what they may want consider is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Remember, it is just a matter of time before a new version of their favorite technology enters

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1
Dec

8 Year-End Financial Tips

8 Year-End Financial Tips Twas a few weeks before Christmas, and all through the house, not a person was over-spending, not even  on decorations for the house. Receipts and bills were paid and filed away with care, in hopes of a fresh financial start to the New Year. Retirement funds were nestled all snug in their accounts, while payments and

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27
Nov

One of the Most Powerful Gifts You Can Give

One of the Most Powerful Gifts You Can Give On #GivingTuesday, we wanted to share a story that highlights how important your giving can be in changing a life. Prentiss Bullard says one of the most important values his father instilled in him was education. “It was my dad’s dream for me to go to college, because I’m the first-generation

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19
Nov

A Retirement Recipe for a Hearty Turkey Day

A Retirement Recipe for a Hearty Turkey Day Coming to you from the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC) is a new recipe to add to your Thanksgiving menu. We all have our Thanksgiving favorites, from turkey to stuffing, to sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more. But as you sit around your table reflecting on all you have to be thankful

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13
Nov

Free Guide to Long-Term Care and Tweetable Facts

Free Guide to Long-Term Care and Tweetable Facts It’s Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month—and for good reason. Many people don’t know exactly what this type of insurance is or what kind of benefits it provides. But don’t worry if you fall into the “I don’t know” category, because as part of our mission as a nonprofit is to educate consumers

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2
Nov

Did You Let Retirement Scare You Off This Halloween?

Did You Let Retirement Scare You Off This Halloween? Halloween might get less scary as we age, but there are a lot of frightening aspects of retirement in 2018. In fact, recent data on the state of America’s workforce shows just how underprepared for retirement many Americans are. While running out of money, drastic lifestyle changes, and the cost of

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1
Nov

4 Must Know Financial Terms

4 Must Know Financial Terms The holidays are upon us! And with the holidays comes the fun tradition of holiday shopping! Just as you should plan when shopping, you should also plan of when dealing with finances. Although Financial Literacy month isn’t until next year, we wanted to get a head start by celebrating Canada’s Financial Literacy month, November! Before

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30
Oct

4 Things Life Insurance Is Not

4 Things Life Insurance Is Not Are you confused about life insurance? I don’t blame you. When I first started writing about finances more than a decade ago, my understanding of life insurance was limited. I knew about life insurance because it was offered through my employer, and I thought a $50,000 policy was a lot of money. I also

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25
Oct

Protect Your Financial Plan by Avoiding These Retirement Pitfalls

Protect Your Financial Plan by Avoiding These Retirement Pitfalls With just a few months left in the year, National Financial Planning Month is a great time to take charge of your retirement saving strategy. Some of the most important things you can do are to make sure you’re creating a diverse portfolio that will protect your principal from market swings

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14
Oct

5 Things To Consider When Building Your Retirement Financial Plan

5 Things To Consider When Building Your Retirement Financial Plan October marks National Financial Planning Month, a time when Americans can look at how they are saving, their retirement goals, and how they can create a tailored approach that works for them. October is the perfect time of the year to plan, with summer winding down and the holidays fast

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