Today’s dollar buys far less than it did 10, 20, and 30 years ago—much like today’s dollar will not have the same purchasing power in 10, 20, and 30 years in the future, meaning that as time goes on, your money will not stretch as far as it did when you when you entered retirement.…

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Have you ever heard your grandparent say, “I remember when a gallon of milk cost 30 cents!”? Shoot, you may even have examples from your lifetime! I remember when a gallon of gas was a little over a dollar—and I’m a millennial. There’s one big reason for these stories of “better times” when things cost…

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Have you ever been in the checkout line and overheard the cashier ask, “Debit or credit”? Have you ever been curious as to what this phrase means? Well, you’re not alone. Plain and simple, the cashier is referring to which method of payment you will be using: a debit card or a credit card. Now,…

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Variable annuities can help you meet your long-term financial goals and provide a guaranteed income stream in retirement, but they are not without their drawbacks and considerations. It’s important to understand how variable annuities work and the benefits and risks involved. Variable annuities offer the strongest return potential with the highest risk of all annuities.…

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The predictability and stability of a fixed annuity have made it a popular choice for some saving for retirement. Annuities offer a guaranteed income stream that can help supplement your other retirement income sources, like Social Security and 401(k)/IRA distributions. What Is a Fixed Annuity? A fixed annuity is one in which the annuity purchaser…

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The importance of raising kids who understand basic concepts about money, finances, and investing can’t be understated. These lessons can carry through into adulthood, helping your money-savvy (grown) child make smart financial decisions. While an allowance can help your child understand the fundamentals, there is no substitute for earning money through a job. They learn…

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