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10
Oct

Engaged? 7 Financial To-Dos to Check Off Your List

Engaged? 7 Financial To-Dos to Check Off Your List You’ve picked out the rings, maybe even the venue … things are rolling toward your Big Day. But don’t forget an important element of your new life together: getting your financial lives in sync. Talking about finances with your fiancé or partner may not seem like the most romantic topic, but

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6
Oct

New Data Shows Baby Boomers Have a Low Retirement IQ

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. Our retirement IQ study

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30
Sep

New LIMRA Data Shows Indexed Annuities Are Here to Stay

New LIMRA Data Shows Indexed Annuities Are Here to Stay By Tom Hegna Over the past several years, Fixed Indexed Annuities (FIAs) have emerged as one of the top choices for soon-to-be-retirees due to their potential for wealth accumulation and lifetime income. FIAs are continuing to become more mainstream and have become a go-to product for many baby boomers who

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29
Sep

Life Insurance 101 for Retirees

Life Insurance 101 for Retirees According to a recent 2016 Insurance Barometer Study by Life Happens and LIMRA, having enough money for a comfortable retirement continues to be the top financial concern among most American consumers (66 percent). Next on the list are two related, and just as troubling, retirement concerns—paying for long-term care (58 percent) and medical expenses (58

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27
Sep

How Danica Patrick’s Parents Shaped Her View of Life Insurance

How Danica Patrick’s Parents Shaped Her View of Life Insurance While Danica Patrick has had life insurance since the beginning of her career as a race car driver (for obvious reasons!), she’s had a life-long understanding of its value. See why: To learn more about if life insurance is something you need, start here. Source: Life Happens How Danica Patrick’s

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15
Sep

Activity Trackers in Sync With Life Insurance

Activity Trackers in Sync With Life Insurance With 1 in 5 adults using activity trackers, we were interested to see who was up for getting rewarded for their good fitness behavior. This infographic breaks down who would share their activity tracker information for better life insurance rates and other benefits. Source: Life Happens Activity Trackers in Sync With Life Insurance

29
Aug

Retirement Planning By Age: What You Should Be Doing Right Now (Infographic)

Retirement Planning By Age: What You Should Be Doing Right Now (Infographic) The post Retirement Planning By Age: What You Should Be Doing Right Now (Infographic) appeared first on Smart Money Advisors. Source: Smart Money Advisors Retirement Planning By Age: What You Should Be Doing Right Now (Infographic)

24
Aug

It’s a Risk You Don’t Have to Take

It’s a Risk You Don’t Have to Take ‘‘Driving race cars for a living means going 200 miles an hour around a track with concrete walls. I know the risks, which is why I’ve had life insurance since the start of my career. But that’s not the only reason I own it,” says Danica Patrick. Watch this video to learn

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19
Aug

Watch Out For These Retirement Pitfalls

Watch Out For These Retirement Pitfalls When it comes to retirement planning, one of the most important things you can do is to make sure you’re creating a portfolio that will provide you with lifetime income. To do this, here are a few retirement pitfalls to avoid: 1. Waiting Too Long to Save. With average life expectancies increasing, it’s becoming

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9
Aug

IALC Q3 2016 Newsletter

IALC Q3 2016 Newsletter   Americans’ Top Retirement Fears This month, IALC released new data that explored Americans’ Top Retirement Fears and found Americans may not be as prepared for retirement as they need to be in today’s volatile market. More than 50 percent of Americans are afraid of outliving their income or their inability to pay for basic necessities

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