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Five Self-Employed Retirement Plans Designed for the Entrepreneur

Five Self-Employed Retirement Plans Designed for the Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you possess the enterprising go-ahead to bear risks in pursuit of a long-term vision; the ingenuity to seize potential within even the smallest of actions; and the forward-leaning tenacity to build a robust business on nothing more than an idea, passion, some starting capital, and lots of moxie. Interestingly, these same attributes—if applied toward your ...

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Single and Middle Aged? Is It Time to Check Your Retirement Plan?
November 16, 2017

Single and Middle Aged? Is It Time to Check Your Retirement Plan?

If you’re single and middle-aged, you might not be saving enough for retirement, a new survey shows. Less than one-third of single Americans (29%) rate themselves as ...

Have You Done Your Annual Retirement Planning Checkup?
November 15, 2017

Have You Done Your Annual Retirement Planning Checkup?

As the last weeks of 2017 draw nigh, it’s time to assess your retirement accounts and do a bit of retirement planning. First, be sure the beneficiaries and contact ...

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New Tax Time Strategy: Tax-Loss Harvesting
November 8, 2017

New Tax Time Strategy: Tax-Loss Harvesting

Traditionally, tax-loss harvesting has been thought of as a complex strategy reserved for the most sophisticated investors.

Start Retirement Planning While Time Is on Your Side
November 8, 2017

Start Retirement Planning While Time Is on Your Side

When you're a young investor, retirement may seem far away. But there are good reasons to start preparing now.

Charitable Remainder Trusts: Have Some Cake, and Eat Some Too
November 1, 2017

Charitable Remainder Trusts: Have Some Cake, and Eat Some Too

You know the old adage about having your cake and eating it, too. And the other one about not being able to take it with you. With a charitable remainder trust, you ...

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Empty Nesters Flying the Coop? Tips for a Downsized Life
October 18, 2017

Empty Nesters Flying the Coop? Tips for a Downsized Life

The kids are all grown up and officially out the door. Here you are in this big, empty house, with a yard to maintain and lots of space you may not need as you head into ...

Late Start to Your Retirement Savings: Don't Panic
October 16, 2017

Late Start to Your Retirement Savings: Don't Panic

As with many of life’s long-term goals, it’s never too late to start saving for retirement. But a late start to retirement savings—we’re talking about a couple of ...

Life Happens: Preparing for the Unexpected On Way to Retirement
October 12, 2017

Life Happens: Preparing for the Unexpected On Way to Retirement

Some people spend decades preparing for a comfortable retirement, only to get derailed by unexpected events.

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Interest Rates Edging Higher; Is It Time to Consider Annuities?
October 11, 2017

Interest Rates Edging Higher; Is It Time to Consider Annuities?

Interest rates have been rising, albeit at a snail’s pace. Some investors saving for retirement want to know what rising rates might mean for annuities, and whether it ...

Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans: Take Advantage Early
October 5, 2017

Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans: Take Advantage Early

If you’re just beginning your career, you might have prioritized paying off college debt and building emergency savings rather than retirement. Ironically, though ...

Managed Portfolios: Attempting to Harmonize Opportunity and Risk
October 4, 2017

Managed Portfolios: Attempting to Harmonize Opportunity and Risk

A well-designed managed portfolio aims to be like a skillfully crafted piece of music: It sets forth a unifying theme that commands progression from beginning ...

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Small Business Retirement: Debunking Some Common SEP Myths
September 27, 2017

Small Business Retirement: Debunking Some Common SEP Myths

Small business owners sometimes use Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRAs to contribute money to their employees’ retirement, or even to their own.

Help Wanted: Experience Required—Job-Search Tips for Older Workers
September 20, 2017

Help Wanted: Experience Required—Job-Search Tips for Older Workers

Searching for a job is hard, whatever your age and whatever the economy’s status. That probably doesn’t come as news to anyone. Older, late-career workers ...

Ready to Write Your Will? Experts Recommend Several Dos and Don’ts
September 13, 2017

Ready to Write Your Will? Experts Recommend Several Dos and Don’ts

Along with death and taxes, there seems to be a third certainty for Americans: a reluctance to think about, talk about, and properly and legally prepare for the first ...

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Preferred Stock: A Potential Income Arrow in the Quiver
September 6, 2017

Preferred Stock: A Potential Income Arrow in the Quiver

As interest rates continue to be low, where should you search for yield? Should you consider adding preferred stock to your portfolio? Although the Federal Open ...

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