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Retirement Income Investing: Beyond Annuities by John Jastremski

One of the challenges of investing during retirement is providing for annual income while balancing that need with other considerations, such as liquidity, how long you need your funds to last, your risk tolerance, and anticipated rates of return for … Continue reading

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The Traits of a Good Investor and How Women Can Make the Most of Them. By John Jastremski

Women are increasingly taking responsibility for managing their own money. That includes those who in the past may have left investing to a spouse because they were busy raising a family or had no interest in the subject, but who … 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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Why I Don’t Want to Buy Life Insurance. By John Jastremski

If you’re like most people, it’s not that you don’t appreciate the value of life insurance. In fact, many people believe they need more coverage. You probably wouldn’t mind owning additional life insurance. It’s just that you don’t want to … Continue reading

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Staying on Track with Your Retirement Investments. By John Jastremski

Investing for your retirement isn’t about getting rich quick. More often, it’s about having a game plan that you can live with over a long time. You wouldn’t expect to be able to play the piano without learning the basics … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Risk Tolerance. By John Jastremski

Do you recognize the major factors that may affect it? How’s your ability to withstand short-term losses? This is the question at the core of any discussion of risk tolerance. Some people are able to ride through turbulence in the financial … Continue reading

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Eleven Ways to Help Yourself Stay Sane in a Crazy Market. By John Jastremski

Keeping your cool can be hard to do when the market goes on one of its periodic roller-coaster rides. It’s useful to have strategies in place that prepare you both financially and psychologically to handle market volatility. Here are 11 … Continue reading

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Rollovers. By John Jastremski

In general, a rollover is the movement of funds from one retirement savings vehicle to another. You may want, or need, to make a rollover for any number of reasons–your employment situation has changed, you want to switch investments, or … 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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Are Your Children Financially Literate? By John Jastremski

New Approaches to a Changing Problem. How bad is financial illiteracy today? So bad that your children may be at risk of making some serious financial mistakes. Some are finding that talking to children about finances has become less about … Continue reading

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