Category Archives: Retirement

Social Security Income

by admin December 11, 2015

Estimating your future Social Security benefits used to be a difficult task, but not any longer. For an estimate of your projected benefits, go to The retirement estimator gives estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record. The website form will ask you for a number of facts, including your name, Social Security […]

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How Can a Living Trust Help Me Control My Estate?

by admin November 20, 2015

Living trusts enable you to control the distribution of your estate, and certain trusts may enable you to reduce or avoid many of the taxes and fees that will be imposed upon your death. A trust is a legal arrangement under which one person, the trustee, controls property given by another person, the trustor, for […]

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Will Social Security Retire Before You Do?

by admin October 30, 2015

People have traditionally seen Social Security benefits as the foundation of their retirement planning programs. The Social Security contributions deducted from workers’ paychecks have, in effect, served as a government-enforced retirement savings plan. However, the Social Security system is under increasing strain. Better health care and longer life spans have resulted in an increasing number […]

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What Key Estate Planning Tools Should I Know About?

by admin October 9, 2015

By taking steps in advance, you have a greater say in how these questions are answered. And isn’t that how it should be? Wills and trusts are two of the most popular estate planning tools. Both allow you to spell out how you would like your property to be distributed, but they also go far […]

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What Are My Retirement Planning Options?

by admin September 18, 2015

There are a variety of retirement planning options that can meet your needs. Your employer funds some; you fund some. Bear in mind that, in most cases, early withdrawals before age 59½ may be subject to a 10% federal income tax penalty. The latest date to begin required minimum distributions is usually April 1 of the year after you […]

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What Is Term Life Insurance?

by admin September 4, 2015

Term life insurance is “pure” insurance. It offers protection only for a specific period of time. If you die within the time period defined in the policy, the insurance company will pay your beneficiaries the face value of your policy. Term insurance differs from the permanent forms of life insurance, such as whole life, universal […]

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Saving For Retirement

by admin July 31, 2015

If you’re not saving for retirement, you need to start right now!  Just do it!  Here’s more great advice from Dave Ramsey:

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