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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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Retirement Plans for Small Businesses -by John Jastremski

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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Setting and Targeting Investment Goals

Go out into your yard and dig a big hole. Every month, throw $50 into it, but don’t take any money out until you’re ready to buy a house, send your child to college, or retire. It sounds a little … Continue reading

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Financial Planning: Helping You See the Big Picture -by John Jastremski

Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached. That’s where financial planning … Continue reading

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Five Keys to Investing for Retirement -by John Jastremski

Making decisions about your retirement account can seem overwhelming, especially if you feel unsure about your knowledge of investments. However, the following basic rules can help you make smarter choices regardless of whether you have some investing experience or are … Continue reading

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Exchange-Traded Funds: Do They Belong in Your Portfolio? -by John Jastremski

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become increasingly popular since they were introduced in the United States in the mid-1990s. Their tax efficiencies and relatively low investing costs have attracted investors who like the idea of combining the diversification of mutual funds … 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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