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Archive for November 2017

The Leisure Issue

Don’t Forget to Leave Time for Leisure Sometimes it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. We make lists and check off the activities we manage to complete — because that makes us feel productive. We might even put fun things on that list — like yoga class, reading for an hour or…

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Investing for the Long Term

What does the phrase “long term” mean to you? For children, long term can mean waiting for Christmas or summer vacation that feels like a million years away. For young adults, long term may reference how long it takes to pay off student loans. As we get older, we begin to understand that long term…

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The Annuity Issue

The Guarantee Behind Guaranteed Income for Life   One benefit of Social Security payouts and some company-sponsored pensions is that they can provide income for retirees as long as they live. But if you don’t have access to these options or are looking for an additional way to receive lifelong income payouts, annuities could be…

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When One Spouse Retires First

It’s easy to think of retirement and dream of a relaxed stroll into the sunset with your significant other by your side. After all, many advertisements repeat this theme with salt-and-pepper-haired couples strolling hand in hand across a beachfront.   Yet, this is not always the case. Anymore, we often see couples retire at different…

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The Water Issue

Surge in Storms Could Bring Flood Insurance Changes   The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created by Congress in 1968 to offer property owners flood protection that is generally excluded from homeowner’s insurance.1 Unfortunately, the recent spate of hurricanes and storms has put the program under the microscope.   An NFIP policy can be…

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The Risk Management Issue

The Risks of Aging   On the popular television show “Star Trek,” the Vulcan character Mr. Spock was known for his salutation “Live long and prosper.” However, those two concepts may sometimes work at odds with each other, especially if people don’t have a plan for their retirement income. Many retirees can live a prosperous…

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