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3 Retirement Plan Essentials

Are you ready to start coasting into retirement? You’ve accumulated some savings, you’re ready to begin Social Security and live the good life. Sounds simple, right? In reality, tax legislation, Social Security laws, contribution limits, type of retirement account and expensive medical care make a seemingly simple process, much more complicated. The Lincoln Financial Group conducted a  Click to Continue

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Five Retirement Fears Dispelled

Baby Boomers, your retirement ain’t gonna be like your daddy or momma’s retirement! Wouldn’t my dear 5th grade teacher Momma, abhor hearing that… the word “ain’t”, that is. Baby Boomers are pioneering into a different kind of retirement psychology. Our retirement will look and feel different from that of our parents. It probably won’t be  Click to Continue

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Fixed Annuities, Simply Said

In years past, workers could count on monthly income from company pensions or retirement plans to provide retirement income. No longer. Present day retiring Baby Boomers are in search of that guaranteed income. Fixed annuities, simply said, are designed to guarantee income, offer peace of mind and provide protection. Nearly 90 percent of annuity owners  Click to Continue

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How Do Americans View Life Insurance and Finances?

Do you have life insurance? Why or why not? What are your thoughts on retirement? How would you rate your financial well-being? These and many other questions were asked of American people of all ages by Life Happens and Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA). For the fourth consecutive year they’ve been analyzing our  Click to Continue

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Two Words that Hike up Your Medicare Bills

Here’s the scenario. You are in the hospital after having symptoms of a stroke. You are a Medicare patient. Have you looked at your hospital chart? Probably not. And even if you did, as a layman you wouldn’t even know what to look for. When a doctor decides to write the words “under observation” on  Click to Continue

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Social Security Tips for Single Boomers

This is for my 67 year old brother-in-law. He is nearing retirement, has Social Security questions and confessed to me that he’s been reading Social Security information that he realizes is designed specifically for couples. He is single, never been married and has been working since college, which would be about 44 years. When should  Click to Continue

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How to Purchase Long Term Care Insurance

I’m in my early sixties. Almost two years ago a grade school friend of mine had a sudden stroke. He was in rehabilitation for over a year and still isn’t back to work in full capacity. I do not know if he had long term care insurance, but I do know that he would have  Click to Continue

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