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Estimating your retirement income needs – Part 2

Decide when you'll retire To determine your total retirement needs, you can't just estimate how much...

 

Estimating your retirement income needs – Part 1

You know how important it is to plan for your retirement, but where do you begin? One of your first...

 

The tax benefits of your retirement savings plan – Part 2

Tax deferred is not the same as tax free. "Tax free" means that no income taxes are due at all....

 

The tax benefits of your retirement savings plan –Part 1

Taxes can take a big bite out of your total investment returns, so it's encouraging to know that...

 

A woman's guide to health care in retirement – Part 2

Buying long-term care (LTC) insurance is an option. While premiums may be costly, having LTC...

 

A woman's guide to health care in retirement – Part 1

At any age, health care is a priority. But when you retire, you should probably focus more on health...

 

Have you checked your retirement plan lately? – Part 2

Regaining your balance On the other hand, maybe you've concluded through your review that your...

 

Have you checked your retirement plan lately? – Part 1

It's generally a good idea to review your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan at least once...

 

Staying on track with your retirement investments – Part 2

Take advantage of dollar cost averaging One of the benefits of participating in your workplace...

 

Staying on track with your retirement investments – Part 1

Investing for your retirement isn't about getting rich quick. More often, it's about having a game...

 

Health insurance in retirement

At any age, health care is a priority. When you retire, however, you will probably focus more on...

 

Types of long-term care

What is long-term care? In general, long-term care refers to a broad range of medical and personal...

 

The Equifax data breach

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies, announced a massive...

 

Tax tips: long-term care insurance

Your chances of requiring some sort of long-term care increase as you age, and long-term care...

 

Should you buy long-term care insurance?

The longer you live, the greater the chances you'll need some form of long-term care. If you're...

 

Long-term care insurance: How does it work?

Whether you've had a long-term care insurance (LTCI) policy for years or you're thinking of buying...

 

Five things to watch out for when buying long-term care insurance

You've researched long-term care insurance (LTCI) and are seriously thinking of buying a policy....

 

Comparing long-term care insurance policies – Part 2

How do the policies you’re considering stack up against each other? Which benefits and features...

 

Comparing long-term care insurance policies – Part 1

Because long-term care insurance (LTCI) is a relatively new product, policies are not standardized....

 

Understanding risk – Part 3

Understanding your own tolerance for risk The concept of risk tolerance is twofold. First, it refers...

 

Understanding risk – Part 2

Other types of risk Here are a few of the many different types of risk: • Market risk: This...

 

Understanding risk – Part 1

Few terms in personal finance are as important, or used as frequently, as “risk.” Nevertheless,...

 

Measuring risk – Part 3

Beta A better method of measuring risk is referred to as beta. Beta measures an individual...

 

Measuring risk – Part 2

Determine your investment time horizon The period of time for which you plan to stay invested in a...

 

Measuring risk – Part 1

What is risk? In the investment world, risk means uncertainty. It refers to the possibility that...

 

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