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If you’re worried about a recession, now is probably a good time to consider hiring a financial adviser

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There’s a lot of upside to working with a financial adviser, especially if you’re worried about what the future holds. In partnership with Morning Consult, the Certified Financial Planner ...
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IRS Increases 401(k) Contribution Limits for 2020

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The annual tax-deferred amounts workers can set aside for their retirement will increase for 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced. Next year, the contribution limit for ...
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Opinion: This home mortgage disaster is ready to punish housing markets

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In a MarketWatch column last March, I discussed the serious threat that cash-out refinances (cash-out refis) pose for major U.S. housing markets. Eight months later, the problem continues. To reiterate, in ...
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How to choose between a traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)

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If you have the option to invest in both a traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k) at work, here’s how to decide which account is better for you. Most ...
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Retirement plan: the 4 factors to focus on beyond your finances

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When it comes to retirement planning, our thoughts usually jump straight to finances. Do I have enough saved in my 401k? How will I manage healthcare costs? When should I ...
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Scams heat up during Medicare open enrollment

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Medicare open enrollment is ongoing and ends Dec. 7. And you better believe the scammers know it. Maybe it’s someone making a call, claiming to be from your ...
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Don’t Believe These Retirement Myths

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Preparing for retirement at any age is not only challenging, it’s downright scary especially in an unpredictable economy, with near-historically low interest rates and looming recession. When preparing ...
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3 advantages of using fixed indexed annuities in retirement

Annuities Featured Income Retirement
Fixed indexed annuities are often pegged as a safer way to invest in the market. As such, many financial advisers spurn the product due to its perceived inefficiencies ...
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The best retirement advice you’ve probably never heard

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Chocolate or vanilla? Coke or Pepsi? Cheeseburger happy meal or chicken nuggets, and so on. We Americans love choices. Retirement is no different. As we head into unchartered waters, as ...
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Health Insurance Options When Retiring Early

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IF YOU RETIRE BEFORE Medicare eligibility begins at age 65, you will need to purchase health insurance. It is important to find coverage for routine medical checkups and prescriptions as ...
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