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Why Advisors Shouldn’t Dismiss Index-Linked Annuities

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According to Nobel laureates Robert Merton and Myron Scholes, financial options can be used to construct investments that “can be used by investors to produce patterns of returns ...
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Do You Have a Retirement Plan, or Just a Bunch of Uncoordinated Accounts?

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Inflation hit a 40-year high of 8.5% in March. Some people don’t factor in inflation when doing their retirement planning, but the significant spike in prices recently should be a ...
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$1M Is No Longer the Standard Nest Egg — Here’s How Much Most Americans Think You Actually Need To Retire

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A recent survey conducted by Schwab Retirement Plan Services found that on average, plan participants think they need to save $1.9 million for retirement. But how accurate is this number? ...
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Choppy Market Impacting Your Retirement Income Plan?

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Find calmer seas with a retirement plan that includes safe income and eliminates the sour stomach that comes with market corrections. Read more at Kiplinger ...
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Handling Market Volatility

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When bull markets rage on everyone is excited and happy. When the bear appears, that sunshine quickly turns to doom and gloom. Adviser Russ Gaiser shares perspectives on ...
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Fed’s Dreams Of Beating Inflation May Turn Out To Be Gold’s Worst Nightmare

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While investors remain happy-go-lucky, fundamental data for gold and silver is now worse than in 2021. Is this the last chance to come back to earth? As another week comes to a ...
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Why rising interest rates threaten bond funds

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Bond funds, including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), are popular because they have appealing features. But they do have some significant disadvantages. Bond funds are liquid and ...
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SECURE Act 2.0 Passes the House: Which Retirement Plan Rules Would Change?

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KEY TAKEAWAYS SECURE Act 2.0 passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 29, 2022. SECURE Act 2.0 would make changes to employer-sponsored retirement plans to expand coverage ...
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Views Why good retirement planning is about much more than money

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When we think about helping clients prepare for retirement, the focus tends to be on target savings levels, asset allocations, drawdown plans, and how to manage the timing of ...
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Required Minimum Distribution Confusion in 2022

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Required minimum distributions have gotten a little bit trickier in 2022. Joining me to discuss what you need to know is tax and retirement planning expert, Ed Slott. ...
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