Go to almost any store or website that sells something—anything—and you will find several other products for purchase. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find any place that sells one thing and one thing only. There is a huge, perhaps business-saving reason for this: having a diversified product line can mitigate risk and protect…

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Social Security provides a guaranteed fixed income to many retirees, helping pad their retirement savings and income. But did you know there are strategies you can use to max out your monthly benefit? According to the Social Security Administration, the average monthly Social Security benefit payment is $1,536.94. The maximum monthly payment as of March…

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Do you know if you will have enough money during retirement to cover the cost of your housing, food, entertainment, and other activities you enjoy? You need money to enjoy a comfortable retirement, whether that be from a basic savings account, retirement account, or a variety of other sources. The reality is everything costs money.…

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According to the CFP® Board, “Financial planning involves look at a client’s entire financial picture and advising them on how to achieve their short- and long-term financial goals.” If this seems broad, well, it is—financial planning covers a vast range of areas with the goal of providing a comprehensive picture of your current situation and…

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Recent research from Northwestern Mutual in its 2021 Planning and Progress Study found that just 38% of survey respondents were working with a financial advisor, though up from 29% pre-pandemic. With the emergence—and prevalence—of robo-advisors, where investing can be done with the click of a button on an app, the common question is, are financial/investment…

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Let’s start with what a 401(k) rollover is. When you transfer a balance from a previous existing 401(k), likely from a company you’re no longer employed by or in the process of leaving, to a new or existing 401(k) with your current (new) employer or into an IRA, this is considered a 401(k) rollover. You…

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So, you’ve left your job…now what? A white paper from Capitalize, a 401(k) rollover fintech company, found that American employees have “forgotten” about or left behind an estimated 24.3 million 401(k) accounts and $1.35 trillion in assets at old jobs. It’s important to decide what to do with your 401(k) when you leave any job.…

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There is one key factor to consider when deciding which type of 401(k) to contribute to: tax implications—both now and later. Retirement planning involves balancing saving now with tax implications in the future. While you may only have one type of 401(k) available via your employer, if you do have a traditional and Roth 401(k)…

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