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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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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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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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Lump Sum vs. Dollar Cost Averaging: Which is Better? -by John Jastremski

Some people go swimming by diving into the pool; others prefer to edge into the water gradually, especially if the water’s cold. A decision about putting money into an investment can be somewhat similar. Is it best to invest your … 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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Concentrated Stock Positions: Considerations and Strategies -by John Jastremski

Whether you inherited a large holding, exercised options to buy your company’s stock, sold a private business, hold restricted stock, or have benefitted from repeated stock splits over the years, having a large position in a single stock carries unique … Continue reading

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Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts: Income for Later in Life -by John Jastremski

You may hope to live to an old age, but a longer life means that you’ll have even more years of retirement to fund. You may even run the risk of outliving your savings and other income sources. Even though … 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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The Power of Dividends in a Portfolio -by John Jastremski

It wasn’t so long ago that many investors regarded dividends as roughly the financial equivalent of a record turntable at a gathering of MP3 users–a throwback to an earlier era, irrelevant to the real action. But fast-forward a few years, … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Mutual Fund Share Classes -by John Jastremski

When investing in a mutual fund, you may have the opportunity to choose among several share classes, most commonly Class A, Class B, and Class C. This multi-class structure offers you the opportunity to select a share class that is … Continue reading

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