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Happy Birthday Social Security!

Yesterday Social Security turned 83 years old! Party hats for everyone! On August 14, 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act, which is among the most important pieces of personal financial legislation ever created in the U.S. For the majority of Americans, Social Security is the ... Read More
 

Avoid the Beneficiary Trap

If you have a life insurance policy or IRA, you were required to name a beneficiary (the person or persons who directly inherit the account when you die). Most other financial accounts don’t have a beneficiary, but wait – maybe they do. Bank accounts and CDs can be made payable ... Read More
 

Three Phases of Retirement Spending

There are fewer hot topics in retirement planning than how much you should expect to spend once you retire. On the one hand, you won’t be spending for work-related activities so maybe you will spend less. On the other hand, health care costs will likely rise until you are eligible ... Read More