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What Your 401k Provider Doesn’t Want You to Know

Investing in your 401k is absolutely crucial to your future financial security, and as such, it is important to know how hidden fees and other 401k provider practices can impact your investment. With investing, as in life, it is often the unexpected things that have the biggest impact. Keep reading to find out how certain aspects of typical 401k plans may impact you.

By |2021-10-18T16:57:31+00:00October 18th, 2021|401(k) Rollovers|

Protecting Your Family’s Inheritance: Beneficiary-Controlled Trusts

In a perfect world, your will would be drawn up, your assets would be distributed in a timely, no-hassle fashion after your death, and your family would be immediately able to enjoy the financial legacy that you spent your life creating for them. Unfortunately, no one lives in a perfect world, but a beneficiary-controlled trust can help ensure that your children will have access to their inheritance in a way that is faster, and is legally protected longer-than some of the more traditional methods. A Beneficiary trust is long-term many states allow this type of trust to remain in perpetuities for at least a century, if not longer. A Beneficiary trust also maintains a structure that protects assets from creditors, false-heirs, ex-spouses, and any other potential beneficiaries and parties not named by the trust.

By |2021-10-18T16:44:58+00:00October 18th, 2021|Estate Planning|

Helpful Tips For Improving your Credit Score

Your credit score is used to evaluate your credit worthiness and determines the amount of the loan (credit) that you receive and the interest rate of that loan. The average credit score in the U.S. is around 678-750, but the average American is also more than Eight Thousand dollars in debt. While a credit score of 678 won’t keep you from getting a loan, it won’t necessarily guarantee you the best interest rate either.

By |2021-10-11T17:38:04+00:00October 11th, 2021|Financial Planning|

Annuities Dirty Little Secret Number 1

What is the real benefit of Fixed Indexed Annuities? Your funds are fully guaranteed and are safe and secure. Your Fixed Indexed Annuity can only increase. Fixed Indexed Annuities are best suited for people who want to protect their original principal and provide for an increase in funds linked to a major index.

By |2021-10-11T16:59:39+00:00October 11th, 2021|Annuities, Annuities 101|

Sleep Tight Knowing Your Investments are Safe.

Sleeping well is tough with the volatility of our economy   The stock market is volatile. CEOs' salaries are out of control. The hedge funds are losing money. What options does that leave for the safety investors? Where can we invest our money to ensure it will not lose value? A bigger question is this: [...]

By |2021-10-11T16:51:26+00:00October 11th, 2021|Financial Planning|

Is Investing In Bond Mutual Funds A Good Idea? Let’s Look at The Disadvantages

Look before you leap when it comes to bond mutual funds. Bond funds are similar to stock mutual funds in that they are pooled investments under the control of a fund manager who makes investment decisions. The most significant difference between the two is that a bond fund contains a selection of bonds, rather than [...]

By |2021-10-11T16:21:43+00:00October 11th, 2021|Bonds|

Understand Your Social Security Survivorship Benefits

Death, while painful for most of us to contemplate, is nonetheless a fact of life for which we all need to prepare.   The death of a spouse brings its unique kind of grief, along with a list of tasks that must be accomplished; often within a specified time frame. One of the first things [...]

By |2021-10-11T16:19:57+00:00October 11th, 2021|Social Security|