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Don’t wait: Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment ends March 31

December 29, 2020

Did you know that if you’re unhappy with your Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C), you have options? Each year, there’s a Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period from January 1 – March 31. During this time, if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan and want to change your health plan, you can do one of these: Switch to a…

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11 Steps to Take Before You Retire

December 9, 2020

Retirement is a major event after many years of work. It marks the time when you end your career and begin the next chapter of your life. But sometimes retirees discover that they haven’t prepared as much as they could have for this transition. Just on the financial side, there are many pieces to set…

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What Can Happen to Healthcare Spending in the Future?

November 10, 2020

Healthcare spending in retirement has already been a hotbutton financial issue for some time. But the Covid-19 pandemic has turned the healthcare industry on its head. According to an article on healthcare publisher FierceHealthcare.com, PricewaterhouseCoopers says it’s hard to tell what may be ahead for future healthcare spending. The professional services firm recently unveiled a…

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How Life Insurance Shopping Has Changed During The Pandemic

August 11, 2020

Article by Amy Danise Forbes Editor The pandemic got a lot of people thinking about how to increase the financial security of their families, now and in the future. And life insurance moved to the top of many to-do lists. A survey conducted in May and June 2020 by Life Happens, an industry-funded education group, found that…

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How Can Guarantees Help You in Your Retirement Plan?

June 24, 2020

Annuities can bring more stability and certainty to a retirement portfolio. But how do you know you are getting a good deal for your money? The biggest advantage that annuities can give for your retirement is their guarantees. Or in other words, the contractual assurances that the contract-issuing insurance company promises to provide you. For…

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How Can the Covid-19 Pandemic Financially Affect Retirees?

May 27, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted all of us in some way. Almost overnight, the U.S. was hit hard with record unemployment. Many household incomes have been abruptly shut off. Several industries have slowed down to a crawl or else been shut off. Millions of former workers have been forced to dip into their savings accounts in…

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What Does an Annuity Protect the Contract Owner Against?

April 17, 2020

Many people buy annuities for protection. But what kinds of protection can they provide? The answer depends in large part on the kind of annuity you own. At the very least, all annuities can protect you against the financial risk of running out of money in retirement. Annuities counter this hazard by paying you a…

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Your Retirement May See These Major Changes, Thanks to the Coronavirus Economic Relief Bill

March 31, 2020

Recently, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the “CARES Act.” Among policymakers, the bill is known more formally as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Much of the law is aimed at providing economic relief for businesses, but some parts of the act changed IRA and retirement-plan provisions. The bottom-line of…

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How Might the 2020 Presidential Election Affect the Markets? Retirement Investors Weigh In

March 11, 2020

“How is politics going to affect my retirement?” It’s a question that is on many retirement savers’ minds, especially as the 2020 election draws closer. Recently, Global Atlantic Financial Group put out a survey asking people about their thoughts on the presidential election – and what it might mean for market volatility. Many retirement investors…

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How Can Annuities Protect Your Retirement Money Against Market Losses?

March 4, 2020

Sometimes the stock market can go through a rough patch. The market takes a dive, and then the near-term outlook for stocks might not be that rosy. During those times, many people go on the hunt for ways to keep their money safe. For millions of Americans, one answer is fixed-type annuities. If you are…

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