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The Joys and Financial Challenges of Parenthood -by John Jastremski

Children are special. There’s nothing like them. They can be our sweetest blessing, as well as our biggest frustration. Most of all, however, they are our greatest responsibility, as well as our most important–and expensive–commitment. Whether you are a first-time … Continue reading

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Unit Investment Trusts -by John Jastremski

Despite offering certain distinct advantages for an investor, unit investment trusts (UITs) are not nearly as familiar to most people as, say, mutual funds. According to data compiled by the Investment Company Institute (ICI), in 2013 mutual funds held roughly … Continue reading

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Deciding When to Retire: When Timing Becomes Critical -by John Jastremski

Deciding when to retire may not be one decision but a series of decisions and calculations. For example, you’ll need to estimate not only your anticipated expenses, but also what sources of retirement income you’ll have and how long you’ll … Continue reading

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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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Why Save for Retirement? -by John Jastremski

When you envision retirement, you probably see yourself living comfortably, doing what makes you happy. Your dreams could be as lofty as traveling the world or as simple as spending more time with your friends and family. Everyone’s vision is … 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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Should You Put Your Home Into a Trust? By John Jastremski

Should You Put Your Home Into a Trust? The arguments for & against this estate planning decision.   Uncommon, or uncommonly wise? Occasionally, a couple or a family will elect to put their home into a revocable living trust, a … Continue reading

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72(t) Distributions. Sometimes you can take penalty-free early withdrawals from retirement accounts by John Jastremski

72(t) Distributions Sometimes you can take penalty-free early withdrawals from retirement accounts.   Do you need to access your retirement money early? Usually, anyone who takes money out of an IRA or a retirement plan prior to age 59½ faces … Continue reading

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Women & Money Paralysis by John Jastremski

Women & Money Paralysis Not making a move may not be the best move to make.         A decision not made may have financial consequences. There is an old belief that women are more cautious about money than … Continue reading

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Bearish Thoughts Persist in a Bull Market by John Jastremski

Bearish Thoughts Persist in a Bull Market Are memories of the downturn hurting the financial potential of boomers?    At the end of October, the S&P 500 was up 24.39% in the past 12 months. What investor wouldn’t want gains … Continue reading

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