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Red, White & Scammed: Q&A with Personal Finance Expert Ellie Kay

In today’s video blog, Ellie Kay answers your questions about whether some of the “opportunities” available to American consumers are in fact a good deal or just fiction. Continue reading

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When should you retire?

When is your retirement date? A recent article in the Des Moines Register encourages those looking to answer this question to approach the topic with some flexibility. Rather than counting the days to your 65th birthday, the author of the article, Jim Sandager, recommends that you keep in mind the following considerations, paraphrased below, before setting a steadfast date. Continue reading

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IALC Members Answer Questions about Retirement Planning

IALC Members Wade Mayo, President and CEO of LSW, and Ron Grensteiner, President of American Equity will be answering questions about why people are turning to annuities to help save for retirement, how they work and how you can best plan for their retirement years tomorrow, July 16 on radio broadcasts across the country. Continue reading

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Recession Proof Retirement

Many consumers are concerned about how the uncertain economy can wreak havoc on their financial future—from having a steady income in retirement to the possibility of losing their homes—threats to financial security abound. But there is hope for those who take steps to plan for their future. Here are some of my basic tips to help you recession proof your retirement: Continue reading

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Jaw Dropping Dow

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, it would be hard to miss the volatility the market has been experiencing lately.  In fact, with the Dow Jones shedding more than 350 points and the S&P … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Retirement Goals are Shifting

When it comes to retirement, what is most important to you? If you are like nearly nine in ten Americans, “saving enough to have financial peace of mind” trumps “accumulating as much wealth as possible” as the most important financial … Continue reading

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Does your retirement plan include guaranteed income?

In the face of market volatility, increasingly rare pensions, and a growing concern that they may outlive their retirement savings, consumers are desperate for sources of guaranteed income. As a result, many consumers are turning to annuities. Continue reading

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