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Retirement Plans for Small Businesses

If you’re self-employed or own a small business and you haven’t established a retirement savings plan, what are you waiting for? A retirement plan can help you and your employees save for the future. Tax advantages A retirement plan can … Continue reading

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529 College Savings Plans – by John Jastremski

Section 529 college savings plans are tax-advantaged college savings vehicles and one of the most popular ways to save for college today. Much like the way 401(k) plans changed the world of retirement savings a few decades ago, 529 college … 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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Pay Down Debt or Save for Retirement? – by John Jastresmki

You can use a variety of strategies to pay off debt, many of which can cut not only the amount of time it will take to pay off the debt but also the total interest paid. But like many people, … Continue reading

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Four Things Women Need to Know about Social Security – by John Jastremski

Ever since a legal secretary named Ida May Fuller received the first retirement benefit check in 1940, women have been counting on Social Security to provide much-needed retirement income. Social Security provides other important benefits too, including disability and survivor’s … Continue reading

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401(k) Plans – by John Jastremski

Qualified cash or deferred arrangements (CODAs) permitted under Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code, commonly referred to as “401(k) plans,” have become one of the most popular types of employer-sponsored retirement plans. How does a 401(k) plan work? With … Continue reading

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Variable Annuities – by John Jastremski

Some basics A variable annuity is a contract between you (the purchaser) and an insurance company (the issuer). In return for your premium payments, the issuer agrees to make periodic payments to you (if you elect this option), beginning either … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Loved Ones with Life Insurance – by John Jastremski

How much life insurance do you need? Your life insurance needs will depend on a number of factors, including the size of your family, the nature of your financial obligations, your career stage, and your goals. For example, when you’re … Continue reading

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Long-Term Care Annuities – by John Jastremski

When planning for the potential cost of long-term care, you’ve probably considered long-term care insurance. But premiums can be expensive and if you do buy the coverage, you probably hope you never have to use it. The prospect of paying … Continue reading

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Get More Income from an Impaired Risk Immediate Annuity – by John Jastremski

Having enough income during retirement is a challenge and concern for most retirees. Immediate annuities offer a retirement planning option by providing a guaranteed income. (Payment guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the annuity issuer). In exchange for … Continue reading

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