Financial Planning: The Sequence of Returns
September 14, 2018

A look at how variable rates of return do (and do not) impact investors over time. What exactly is the “sequence of returns”? The phrase simply describes the yearly variation in an investment portfolio’s rate of return.

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Financial Planning: Guarding Against Identity Theft
September 5, 2018

Take steps so criminals won’t take vital information from you.

America is enduring a data breach epidemic. The latest annual study of the problem from Javelin Strategy & Research,

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Why Having a Financial Professional Matters
August 21, 2018

A good financial professional can help an investor interpret today’s financial climate, determine objectives, and assess progress toward those goals.

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Why Do People Put Off Saving for Retirement?
August 5, 2018

Just how many Americans are not yet saving for retirement? An Edward Jones survey put the figure at 51%.

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Why Life Insurance Matters for New Homeowners
July 28, 2018

What if you die, and your spouse or partner is left to pay off the mortgage alone? This possibility may seem remote, and it may be hard for you to contemplate.

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Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense
July 12, 2018

Getting away from your defined long-run investment strategy can potentially impact your entire financial and retirement plan. Rebalancing gives you a chance to put your portfolio back on track.

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Why the U.S. Might Be Less Affected by a Trade War
June 23, 2018

A trade war does seem to be getting underway. How badly could these trade disputes hurt the American economy? The nature of our economy could help it withstand the disruption.

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Can You Get More Income by Reapplying for Social Security?
June 12, 2018

Knowing when to apply for Social Security is crucial. This may be one of the most important financial decisions you make for retirement, and it cannot be made casually.

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A Look at Fixed Index Annuities
May 22, 2018

A fixed index annuity offers you an alternative to a Wall Street investment. It is an insurance product structured with two goals in mind: principal protection and market participation.

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Tax Advantages of Health Savings Accounts
May 10, 2018

Why do higher-income households inquire about Health Savings Accounts? They have heard about what an HSA can potentially offer them: a pool of tax-exempt dollars for health care, a path to tax savings, even a possible source of retirement income after age 65. You may want to look at this option yourself.

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TSP Withdrawal Options Are Changing
April 18, 2018

By 2020, federal employees with Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) accounts should have new withdrawal choices for their invested assets. New rules are scheduled to be implemented through the TSP Modernization Act, permitting TSP participants more flexibility.

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Avoid These Life Insurance Missteps
April 9, 2018

Are you about to buy life insurance? Shop carefully. Make your choice with insight from an insurance professional, as it may help you avoid some of these all-too-common missteps.

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Health Care Costs Are Cutting Into Retirement Preparations
September 25, 2017

You many have seen this statistic before or one resembling it: the average 65-year-old retiring couple can now expect to pay more than $250,000 in health care expenses during the rest of their lives.

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Is Your Company’s Retirement Plan as Good as It Could Be?
September 14, 2017

At times, running your business take every ounce of energy you have. Whether you have a human resources officer at y our company or not, creating and overseeing a workplace retirement plan takes significant effort.

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How Credit Freezes Help To Combat Identity Theft
March 9, 2017

If you are worried about getting hacked – and, these days, who isn’t – a credit freeze is a precautionary measure that may be worth considering.

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EIGHT TIPS FOR PLANNING YOUR RETIREMENT
March 9, 2017

Planning financially for retirement may feel overwhelming. For some, that feeling is what keeps them from really focusing on and implementing a plan.

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