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Maintaining Sustainable Withdrawal Rate in Retirement – by John Jastremski

What is a sustainable withdrawal rate? A withdrawal rate is the percentage that is withdrawn each year from an investment portfolio. If you take $20,000 from a $1 million portfolio, your withdrawal rate that year is two percent ($20,000 divided … Continue reading

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Value Investing Strategy

Many of the greatest investors (Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, and Seth Klarman) that have ever lived have employed some form of value investing as an integral part of their overall stock investing strategy. However, value investing is a broad term … Continue reading

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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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Handling Market Volatility -by John Jastremski

Conventional wisdom says that what goes up must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when your money is at stake. Though there’s no foolproof way to handle … Continue reading

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Distribution Funds: Putting Income on Autopilot -by John Jastremski

As baby boomers retire, they begin to focus less on accumulating assets and more on how those assets can be converted into an ongoing stream of income. Distribution funds are one way to simplify that process. Distribution funds are actively … 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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Understanding the Net Investment Income Tax- By John Jastremski

If your income hits a certain level, you may face an additional wrinkle in calculating your taxes: the net investment income tax (also referred to as the unearned income Medicare contribution tax). This 3.8% Medicare tax applies to some or … Continue reading

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Financial Considerations for 2014

Financial Considerations for 2014 What changes should we consider making for next year?   2014 is really not too far away. Fall is the time of year when the financially savvy start to look for ways to reduce their taxes … Continue reading

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Organizing Your Paperwork for Tax Season If you haven’t done it, now’s the time. By John Jastremski

Organizing Your Paperwork for Tax Season If you haven’t done it, now’s the time.   How prepared are you to prepare your 1040? The earlier you compile and organize the relevant paperwork, the easier things may be for you (or the … 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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