Monthly Archives: May 2016

Planning Lessons for Educators: Addressing Your Financial Issues -by John Jastremski

Being an educator requires expertise and that you stay current on developments in your field. However, that level of ongoing attention can make it difficult to find the time to stay on top of issues that affect your finances, or … Continue reading

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The Individual 401(k) -by John Jastremski

If you’re self-employed or own a small business, you’ve probably considered establishing a retirement plan. If you’ve done your homework, you likely know about simplified employee pensions (SEPs) and savings incentive match plans for employees (SIMPLE) IRA plans. These plans … Continue reading

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Retirement Plan Considerations at Different Stages of Life -by John Jastremeski

Throughout your career, retirement planning will likely be one of the most important components of your overall financial plan. Whether you have just graduated and taken your first job, are starting a family, are enjoying your peak earning years, or … Continue reading

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Paying the Bills: Potential Sources of Retirement Income -by John Jastremski

Planning your retirement income is like putting together a puzzle with many different pieces. One of the first steps in the process is to identify all potential income sources and estimate how much you can expect each one to provide. … Continue reading

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The Joys and Financial Challenges of Parenthood -by John Jastremski

Children are special. There’s nothing like them. They can be our sweetest blessing, as well as our biggest frustration. Most of all, however, they are our greatest responsibility, as well as our most important–and expensive–commitment. Whether you are a first-time … Continue reading

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Unit Investment Trusts -by John Jastremski

Despite offering certain distinct advantages for an investor, unit investment trusts (UITs) are not nearly as familiar to most people as, say, mutual funds. According to data compiled by the Investment Company Institute (ICI), in 2013 mutual funds held roughly … Continue reading

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The Power of Dividends in a Portfolio -by John Jastremski

It wasn’t so long ago that many investors regarded dividends as roughly the financial equivalent of a record turntable at a gathering of MP3 users–a throwback to an earlier era, irrelevant to the real action. But fast-forward a few years, … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Mutual Fund Share Classes -by John Jastremski

When investing in a mutual fund, you may have the opportunity to choose among several share classes, most commonly Class A, Class B, and Class C. This multi-class structure offers you the opportunity to select a share class that is … Continue reading

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Holding Equities for the Long Term: Time Versus Timing -by John Jastremski

Legendary investor Warren Buffett is famous for his long-term perspective. He has said that he likes to make investments he would be comfortable holding even if the market shut down for 10 years. Investing with an eye to the long … Continue reading

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Deciding When to Retire: When Timing Becomes Critical -by John Jastremski

Deciding when to retire may not be one decision but a series of decisions and calculations. For example, you’ll need to estimate not only your anticipated expenses, but also what sources of retirement income you’ll have and how long you’ll … Continue reading

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