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Reaching Retirement: Now What? -by John Jastremski

You’ve worked hard your whole life anticipating the day you could finally retire. Well, that day has arrived! But with it comes the realization that you’ll need to carefully manage your assets so that your retirement savings will last. Review … Continue reading

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Couples Retiring on the Same Page. By John Jastremski

Agreeing about what you want from retirement is crucial. What does a good retirement look like to you? Does it resemble the retirement that your spouse or partner has in mind? It is at least roughly similar? The Social Security … Continue reading

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Money & Taxes After Marriage. By John Jastremski

Some not-so-small matters to think about. When you tie the knot, your financial lives will change. Marriage is one of those life events that can really affect your money and tax situation. If you are about to wed, here are … Continue reading

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Growth vs. Value: What’s the Difference? -by John Jastremski

With the wide variety of stocks in the market, figuring out which ones you want to invest in can be a challenging task. Many investors feel it’s useful to have a system for finding stocks that might be worth buying, … Continue reading

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Why Save for Retirement? -by John Jastremski

When you envision retirement, you probably see yourself living comfortably, doing what makes you happy. Your dreams could be as lofty as traveling the world or as simple as spending more time with your friends and family. Everyone’s vision is … Continue reading

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Why Women Need Life Insurance. By John Jastremski

Today, women have more financial responsibilities than ever before. How will your family or loved ones manage financially if you die? Whether you are single, married, employed, or a stay-at-home mom, you probably need life insurance. At the very least, … 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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Trusteed IRAs. By John Jastremski

The tax code allows IRAs to be created as trust accounts, custodial accounts, and annuity contracts. Regardless of the form, the federal tax rules are generally the same for all IRAs. But the structure of the IRA agreement can have … Continue reading

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The Roth 403(b). By John Jastremski

Some employers offer 403(b) plan participants the opportunity to make Roth 403(b) contributions. If you’re lucky enough to work for an employer that offers this option, Roth contributions could play an important role in maximizing your retirement income. What is … Continue reading

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The Retirement Income Gender Gap: Dealing with a Shortfall. By John Jastremski

When you determine your retirement income needs, you make your projections based on the type of lifestyle you plan to have and the desired timing of your retirement. However, you may find that reality is not in sync with your … Continue reading

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