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Is Social Security Solvent?

Is the Social Security Trust Fund Solvent?  According to the Social Security Administration 62.5 million individuals received a benefit from Social Security in May 2013.  Over 20% of the population receives benefits from this program established in 1935.  With so many retirees depending on Social Security as a source of retirement income, its importance and  Click to Continue

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Best “Small Cities” For Retirement

Looking to retire and get away from the big city congestion and high cost of living?  Do you want a small quiet community that’s affordable for a retiree’s income?  But you also want to be close enough to enjoy some of the amenities of urban living?   AARP has a good article on the “10  Click to Continue

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New York Life Surges 20% In First Quarter

America’s largest mutual life insurer just announced very strong first-quarter life insurance sales and immediate annuity sales.  New York Life saw a record year in sales in 2012 and it would appear as though they are continuing in that direction for 2013.  The first quarter sales include single premium immediate annuities, where New York Life  Click to Continue

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Consumers Looking For Honesty And Trust In Their Advisor

Based on a recent survey of servicemembers and their families, honesty and trustworthiness are the two most important factors for consumers when choosing a financial advisor.  While I understand that this isn’t necessarily earth-shattering news, it does reinforce that honesty and trust are attributes that every successful advisor must convey.  The survey, which was commissioned  Click to Continue

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Income Disparity A Real Problem?

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research predicts that it will take another 44 years for women’s pay to be equal to that of a man.  Across America, women make reportedly only 78.8 percent of what a man makes in a comparable position. However, this number varies through the United States.  Daily Finance reports in Utah  Click to Continue

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