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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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Common Factors Affecting Retirement Income -by John Jastremski

When it comes to planning for your retirement income, it’s easy to overlook some of the common factors that can affect how much you’ll have available to spend. If you don’t consider how your retirement income can be impacted by … Continue reading

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Medical Professionals: A Prescription for Your Financial Health -by John Jastremski

The demands on medical practitioners today can seem overwhelming. It’s no secret that health-care delivery is changing, and those changes are reflected in the financial issues that health-care professionals face every day. You must continually educate yourself about new research … Continue reading

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Municipal Bond Basics – by John Jastremski

Municipal Bonds and Their Tax Advantages State and local governments often borrow money to supplement tax revenues and to finance projects such as new highways, buildings, or public works improvements. Such bonds are known as municipal bonds (“munis”) or tax-exempt … Continue reading

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Comparing Bond Yields -by John Jastremski

Coupon Rates and Current Yield If you’re considering investing in a bond, one of the factors you need to understand is its yield. But it’s important to know exactly what type of yield you’re looking at. What exactly is “yield?” … Continue reading

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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 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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Beyond Traditional Asset Classes: Exploring Alternatives -by John Jastremski

Stocks, bonds, and cash are fundamental components of an investment portfolio. However, many other investments can be used to try to spice up returns or reduce overall portfolio risk. So-called alternative assets have become popular in recent years as a … Continue reading

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Use Your Annuity to Pay for Long-Term Care Insurance -by John Jastremski

The cost of long-term care can quickly deplete your savings and affect the quality of life for you and your family. Long-term care insurance allows you to share that cost with an insurance company. But premiums for long-term care insurance … Continue reading

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Why You Should Keep Contributing To Your 401(a) And/Or Your 457 Plan By John Hastremski

Why You Should Keep Contributing To Your 401(a) And/Or Your 457 Plan   Save for retirement consistently, regardless of how the market behaves. There is seldom a dull moment on Wall Street. Stocks may rise or fall dramatically over the … Continue reading

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