Preparing for end-of-life care and decisions is uncomfortable and can feel morbid. Still, preparation can ultimately be a comfort to you and your family if and when the time comes to carry out those directives. The U.S. population continues to age, and medical innovations are prolonging lifespans.  This means that almost everyone will experience making…

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In the event that you die or become incapacitated, have you adequately entrusted your assets to those you love? Wills are not just for the wealthy. According to caring.com, only 22.5% of 35–54-year-olds and only 44% of 55+ year-olds have estate planning documents. The Covid-19 pandemic also prompted younger people to see the importance and…

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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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Summertime in Real Estate Means It’s ‘Sizzling’ Peak Season Given both the hot housing market and low mortgage rates, there has been tremendous demand for buyers looking for homes. Over the years, many of our clients have purchased real estate intending to generate passive income. What we often see is that their property has appreciated…

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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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Annuities can provide supplementary income to your primary retirement savings. If you are looking to add some security to your portfolio with a guaranteed retirement paycheck and have several years before your retirement, a deferred annuity might be right for you. What Is a Deferred Annuity? A deferred annuity is an insurance contract in which…

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Company-provided pensions are on the way out, but what if there was a way you could purchase your own “pension” of sorts? What Is an Immediate Annuity? Annuities, in general, are purchased as an income guarantee to supplement other retirement income, like Social Security and 401(k)s. They reduce the risk of outliving your retirement savings,…

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Is investing in funds or stocks in alignment with your principles and beliefs important to you? If so, understanding what sustainable investing is and how you can make it work for you is the first step to making the move to more sustainable and socially responsible options. Sustainable investing is on the rise, but what…

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