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Helping You Keep Your Retirement Resolutions

When it comes to saving for retirement, many Americans are falling short. According to a recent study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, more than 40 percent of Americans have no retirement savings. What better time to make a plan and start saving for your future than in the New Year? While many people vow to focus on their health during the New Year, it’s important to get your finances in shape, too.
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A Special Note to Women: Part 1

While we all face risk with our retirement income, overall, women are subject to more financial risks than men, especially in their later years. Women have several unique challenges, including an average longer lifespan than men. Continue reading

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Teacher’s Retirement Q&A on Fixed Index Annuities

As educators across the country go back to school for another year, it’s a good time to give some thought to what life should be like for teachers once they’re outside of the classroom and on to retirement. That’s why we created a useful Q&A for teachers who are planning for retirement and how a Fixed Index Annuity (FIA) might be a good product to add to their portfolio. Continue reading

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Millennials say they want to save for retirement, but a third aren’t doing it

Nearly one in three millennials have no money saved for retirement, and a quarter of millennials – people between the ages of 18 and 34 – report owing more money than they have currently saved, according to a survey released by the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC).
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The Changing Face of Retirement

The Indexed Annuity Leadership Council unveiled a new initiative that examines the widely varying retirement experience across America. The project, the Changing Face of Retirement, weaves together recently released survey data, regional and personal experiences and expertly comprised photos to paint a realistic view of modern-day retirement. Continue reading

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Top 3 Common Retirement Mistakes

On the surface, transitioning to retirement means spending your days on the golf course or on the beach instead of in the office. But failing to prepare for retirement means more complications than leisure. Continue reading

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5 Best Reads on Retirement

2014 was a big year in retirement news and research, from women’s retirement savings still lagging behind men’s to LGBT Baby Boomers and soon-to-be-retirees continuing to experience unique hurdles in preparing for retirement. In case you missed them, here are the top 5 stories and retirement news from 2014. Continue reading

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What is your idea of an ideal date with your mate?

On special days, whether it’s an anniversary, Valentine’s, a birthday or the big proposal, we all like to do things for our significant other to make them feel loved. But while buying a beautiful piece of jewelry may make them feel special, creating a mound of debt in the process isn’t ideal. Spending now shouldn’t mean not saving for later. Here are some ways to have a cheap date without being a cheap date. Continue reading

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De-Stress for Less

By Ellie Kay, Personal Finance Expert American families face stress on a regular basis with busy lifestyles and hectic schedules. A CNN poll reveals that the number-one reason for stress in most countries is money. You can get the stress … Continue reading

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