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Professional financial advisers share fresh insights and best practices for working with clients to build and protect wealth.

April 6, 2020

Estate Planning Is More Important Than You Think

Estate planning ensures financial security for your loved ones if something should happen to you by protecting your hard-earned assets – such as your home, investments, retirement accounts and life insurance.

See More On: Estate Planning | Wealth Management

April 6, 2020

The Real Reasons People Decide to Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Before you dig into costs, benefits and contingency plans, step back and look at the big picture. This decision is bigger than budgets and life-expectancy tables. It's about your family and your wishes for them as well as yourself.

See More On: Long-Term Care Insurance | Making Your Money Last

April 3, 2020

Find the Right Rung on the Legacy Planning Ladder

Even simple estates need a plan, whether it be a will or possibly a trust. Putting your plan together is like climbing a ladder: Just take it one rung at a time.

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April 3, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis Brings Estate Tax Opportunity

A confluence of financial conditions during this challenging time means that some families with very large estates may want to consider taking steps soon that could potentially help them avoid paying federal estate taxes later.

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April 3, 2020

Small Businesses Should Jump on CARES Act Benefits Now

I've never seen anything like the CARES Act for small businesses. Here's how to take advantage of this economic stimulus opportunity.

See More On: Small Business | Loans | Making Your Money Last

April 2, 2020

Expecting the Unexpected: Navigating Illness and an Unplanned Leave of Absence

If illness puts you out of work for weeks, how will you get by? Now is the time to get your ducks in a row, just in case.

See More On: Careers | Employee Benefits

April 2, 2020

What's Going on with Bonds During the Coronavirus?

To understand, you need to know a few bond basics. Here's a primer on how bonds work, and how disruptive events like the coronavirus and falling interest rates can affect their performance.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Stocks & Bonds

April 1, 2020

Are You Feeling SECURE about Retirement?

The SECURE Act has changed a lot of the retirement rules we’ve been living by for years. Take a look at the most significant changes and see how you might be affected.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) | Wealth Management

April 1, 2020

Wealth Advisement Could Change Due to Coronavirus

Businesses of all types are adjusting to the new normal, and wealth advisory services are changing with the times, too. Some of these changes eventually might not be for the best.

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March 31, 2020

Financial Opportunities for Wealthy Families During the Coronavirus Crisis

Making smart decisions in times of panic isn't easy, but those who keep cool heads, follow the plan and take some calculated steps could help grow their wealth for generations to come.

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March 31, 2020

When It Comes to Retirement, Look for a Plan, not a Pitch

Pick your plan, and your planner, with your eyes wide open. The ability to dig beneath the surface of a pitch can be a retirement saver's best friend.

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March 30, 2020

How to Get Your Estate Plan Done While Under Coronavirus Quarantine

If you are quarantined or under a lockdown and can't get to a notary, how can you get your will, trust and other documents executed? Don't give up. There are ways to get it done without leaving home.

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March 30, 2020

5 Strategies for Retirement Immunity Despite Coronavirus Crisis

Whether you're worried your job may be on the chopping block or you’ve seen your retirement investments take a big hit, there are ways to help protect your financial future right now.

See More On: Wealth Management | Financial Planning

March 27, 2020

5 Tips for Retirees Worried about Today’s Market Volatility

While we can't control the stock market, we do have control over many aspects of our retirement savings. Here are five ways to help tackle market uncertainty and market volatility for retirees and those close to retirement.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Making Your Money Last | Markets

March 27, 2020

Coronavirus Coping Tips for Family and Finances

Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic is scary. But there are ways to channel that anxiety in a positive direction.

See More On: Family Finances | Making Your Money Last

March 27, 2020

Hey, Landlords: Let's Pay It Forward During This Coronavirus War

We all should be asking ourselves what we can do to help others during this difficult time. Forgiving rent is a good place to start.

See More On: Small Business

March 27, 2020

Survival Tips for Small Businesses on the Edge Awaiting Stimulus Help

The CARES Act could put money in Americans' pockets soon, but those checks and the relief for small businesses may not come soon enough for some. To hold them over, here are some strategies to try in the meantime.

See More On: Small Business | Making Your Money Last

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