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estate plan, estate planning, financial plan, retirement plan

No Retirement is Complete Without a Proper Estate Plan

Planning an estate is a subject that no one is in a big hurry to discuss. It seems like one of those things that ought to work itself out and not be our concern. The ...
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retirement planning tips, retirement planning, retirement plan, retirement

Basic Retirement Planning Tips for Future Peace of Mind

Everyone wants to know that the money they have worked so hard for will be adequate, safe, and ready to access at retirement. By addressing the top retirement concerns, anyone can take the right steps ...
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real estate IRA, real estate investing

The Basics of Real Estate IRA Investing

There are many different ways to invest through an IRA. While most people invest through stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, self-directed IRAs open up a world of possibilities. If you’re looking to try something different ...
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retirement planning, self-directed IRA

Why You Need a Self-Directed IRA for Your Retirement Plan

Did you know that 78% of Americans are concerned about not having enough money for retirement? We all think about our future and how it will feel to finally be able to retire and focus ...
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money moves, retirement, retirement planning

3 Money Moves You’ll Regret When You’re Older

Nearly 60% of Americans say they're living paycheck to paycheck, according to a survey from Charles Schwab. When money is tight, you might be mostly focused on paying your bills and keeping your head above water financially ...
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cyber, cyber security, business, business technology

A New Mindset: Viewing Cyber as an Enabler of Business Growth and Innovation Driver

Historically, cyber has been viewed as a preventative program – one that mitigates threats to existing technologies and infrastructure. However, as the corporate landscape and world becomes more connected, the importance of cyber has become ...
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stretch IRA, grandparents, grandchildren

Planning to Leave a Stretch IRA to the Grandkids? Not So Fast

Congress aims to curtail Stretch IRAs, which pass on decades of tax-free growth to young heirs; ‘the government is breaking its promise to me.’ Joseph Folk feels betrayed. Mr. Folk, a 72-year-old retired middle manager ...
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self-directed IRAs, retirement planning, retirement, retirement savings

Talking Self-Directed IRAs with Strategic Investor Radio

Interested in learning about self-directed IRAs? Check out Strategic Investor Radio's recent show with RITA Executive Director Mary Mohr. In this interview, Mohr gives background on what self-directed individual retirement accounts (SDIRAs) are and how ...
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retirement savings, saving for retirement

Self-Employed? Here’s Why Your Retirement Savings Are Falling Short

Key points: Only 13% of self-employed people who run a single-person business participate in a workplace retirement plan, according to a study from The Pew Charitable Trusts. Self-employed workers running a one-person shop have a ...
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preparing to retire, retirement, retired couple

Key Steps for an Investor Preparing to Retire

If you're preparing to retire in the next year – congratulations. You've worked hard for decades, and diligently invested and saved your money to help prepare for a comfortable retirement. Finally, the light is at the end ...
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