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Disaster Preparedness for Businesses -by John Jastremski

As a successful business owner, you don’t want to think about your operations being interrupted by a natural disaster or other unexpected event. Yet the possibility is a real one.   According to the Insurance Information Institute, 80 natural disasters … Continue reading

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Do Our Biases Affect Our Financial Choices? -by John Jastremski

Even the most seasoned investors are prone to their influence.   Investors are routinely warned about allowing their emotions to influence their decisions.  They are less routinely cautioned about letting their preconceptions and biases color their financial choices.   In … 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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Pay Down Debt or Save for Retirement? by John Jastremski

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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Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans by John Jastremeski

Everyone’s familiar with 401(k) plans. But not everyone knows they come in different flavors. There’s the traditional 401(k), of course. But there are also SIMPLE 401(k)s for small employers, 401(k)s with qualified automatic contribution arrangements (QACAs), and safe harbor 401(k)s. … Continue reading

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Women and Retirement Planning. By John Jastremski

Women face special challenges when planning for retirement. Because their careers are often interrupted to care for children or elderly parents, women may spend less time in the workforce and earn less money than men in the same age group. … 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 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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Saving for Retirement. By John Jastremski

Although most of us recognize the importance of sound retirement planning, few of us embrace the nitty-gritty work involved. With thousands of investment possibilities, complex rules governing retirement plans, and so on, most people don’t even know where to begin. … Continue reading

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