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AT WHAT AGE SHOULD YOU PURCHASE AN INDEXED ANNUITY?

The great thing about fixed indexed annuities is that they are a reliable retirement planning vehicle appropriate for people in a variety of life stages. However, there are a few rules of thumb to follow when thinking about purchasing a fixed indexed annuity. Continue reading

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Part Two – Myth vs. Fact: Lack of Portfolio Diversity Puts Retirement At Risk

While the stock market continues to perform well, everyone remembers the down turn in 2008. In order to protect yourself and your finances from these market swings, it’s important to take steps towards balancing your portfolio. As a long-term saving … Continue reading

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Top 3 Things to Ask Your Financial Professional

Knowing how much and where to save your money is essential to leading a financially secure life. However, wrapping your head around the multitude of retirement options available can be stressful. Consider talking to a financial professional with the right … Continue reading

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Retirement Savings Resolutions for the New Year

While getting your health into shape tops many Americans’ New Year’s resolution list, getting your finances in shape should be another goal you make in the New Year. Why is this so important? A recent study showed that nearly 40 percent of Americans don’t have any retirement savings. That’s a big deal. This year, consider making a Retirement Resolution.

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Teacher’s Retirement Q&A w/ IALC Expert

With the new school year in full swing, it’s a good time for teachers to revisit their own long-term plan and consider preparation for when they are no longer lesson planning. Checking up on your long-term financial planning should include reviewing your current expenses, evaluating any debt balance, analyzing your savings accounts and ensuring you understand how the products in your retirement portfolio will help you achieve your goals. Continue reading

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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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Up Your Retirement IQ with These 3 Tips

In order to guarantee a secure and relaxing retirement, staying informed and educated is crucial—and it is not as intimidating as people think. Here are 3 (simple) ways to start saving for retirement:

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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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Everything You Need To Know About FIAs

In 2015, Fixed Index Annuities (FIAs) saw record-breaking sales, an increase of 13% just since 2014, according to the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute’s fourth-quarter U.S. Individual Annuities Sales survey. But why are FIAs gaining so much popularity? Below, we’ve outlined nearly everything you need to know about FIAs and why so many Americans are taking notice: Continue reading

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Panic Grows About Living Too Long, Without Enough Money to Actually Live

Imagine fearing life more than death. That’s a reality many Americans face as nearly 50 percent of Americans are afraid of outliving their income or their inability to pay for basic necessitates like healthcare, according to a new survey released by the IALC.

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