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More than one-third of Americans have little to no money saved for retirement. Most of them are part of generation X, who were most affected by the Great Recession of 2008.1 They lost almost half of their net wealth during a time when they carried hefty financial obligations including mortgages, aging parents, and children – […]

Before you retired, you may have spent time developing strategies to help you reach your retirement goals. You might have invested for the income you would need, minimized your debt, or protected yourself with long-term-care insurance. By focusing on your financial goals and envisioning the lifestyle you wanted for that next stage in life, you […]

Saving money before and during retirement so their standard of living doesn’t suffer is important for many retirees. Unfortunately, many Americans aren’t saving nearly enough and are falling short of setting aside adequate funds to support their retirement needs. The average retirement savings for people aged 56-61 is only $163,577. Meanwhile, retirees can spend nearly […]

If you’re a federal employee, you have financial benefits available to you that are different from other retirement plans. If you directed your annuity benefits to your children, you have specific distribution details to consider. Here are answers to questions about managing annuity benefits for children: When do the benefits pay out? Your annuity as […]

Life insurance policies and annuities can be helpful in providing extra protection and income for you and your family. But you can also increase the value of these benefits with certain tax advantages that each investment provides. Here are some ways that life insurance and annuities provide you with tax benefits. Life Insurance Tax Benefits […]

Financial fraud is, unfortunately, a common practice in America that costs individuals and businesses billions of dollars each year. Research shows that people often underreport financial fraud, which is difficult to investigate and prosecute. As a result, staying aware of different scamming techniques is an important way to protect yourself and your family. Here are […]

Losing a spouse is never easy and a difficult topic for many to even imagine. But when you become a widow or widower, moving beyond the grief to address important financial items in your life is essential. Whether you recently lost your loved one or you need to prepare for the road ahead, here are […]

Financial lives are inherently complex and require thoughtful perspectives and strategies for you and your loved ones. Multigenerational households pose additional challenges to heads of households. A multigenerational household has two or more adults from different generations. More than 60 million Americans live in multigenerational households, comprising 19% of the population. Living in a household […]

For most of your adult life, you may have had the protection of life insurance to help safeguard you and your family. But as your life changed, so did your family’s needs and financial goals. With every transition and milestone, you should take the time to reexamine your life insurance policy to make sure you […]

End the Year on a Financial High Note The holiday season is around the corner, and with the busy days ahead, 2018 will be here before you know it. Amidst all the action, we understand how easy it is to wait until the New Year to consider financial changes. But taking a few steps now […]

When beginning to build their families, few parents expect to have a child with special needs. However, the experience is surprisingly common and affects millions of people throughout the United States. In fact, current estimates show that approximately 1 in 6 children from age 3 to 17 have at least one developmental disorder. Any parent […]

Medicare Open Enrollment Medicare annual election period runs October 15 through December 7. During this time, you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage and review your medical or prescription plan needs. We will also do a complimentary retirement check up to ensure your coverage is adequate for the coming years of retirement. […]

Lazy days on the beach, summer concerts, fun getaways and backyard barbecues – these are all hallmarks of summer. But unfortunately for too many of us, these fun in the sun experiences may be burning holes in our pocketbooks. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans will go into debt this summer to pay for a […]

Family Conversations: Financial Hardship & Life Changes When is the last time you talked about your insurance plan with your family? If you’re assuming that you should just take care of it yourself and avoid the conversation, think again. It can be hard to talk about what life would be like for your family if […]

Every kid wants to sport the latest supplies while walking the halls in style. How to save when shopping for back to school: 1. Set a Budget – Start with a budget, and a budget is only as good as the paper it’s written on. Once you know what your budget is, you have a […]

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