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Q&A with Retirement Expert Tom Hegna

We recently interviewed retirement expert, Tom Hegna, and asked him some of the most commonly posed retirement questions. Here’s what he had to say.

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New Data Shows Baby Boomers Have a Low Retirement IQ

While many Americans believe they’re retirement savvy, the average baby boomer has trouble answering even simple retirement questions. New survey data shows folks between 52 and 70 years of age have a significant gap in retirement knowledge, resulting in little action toward securing their golden years.

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4 Retirement Questions Job Seekers Should Ask

Too often when reviewing a job offer, we focus just on the salary or the number of vacation days. However, it’s important to evaluate the entire offer package and consider what benefits a prospective employer is offering not just yearly but also over time.
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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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