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  • When To Take More Risk In Your Retirement Portfolio

    by Doug Carey | Jun 05, 2019
    If you don’t take enough risk when you’re young, you might not be able to retire when you want.. If you take too much risk when you’re older, you can be hurt badly by a serious market downturn. Diversification still works and is most important when you’re older.
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  • How Health Care Costs Can Impact Retirement

    by Doug Carey | May 16, 2019
    The pace of increase in health care expenses is slowing for now, which is good news. But the trend is definitely still upward, and the uncertainty surrounding the topic isn't going away.
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  • A Look At The Last Two Recessions Using A Retirement Plan

    by Doug Carey | May 08, 2019
    Most of us have read about the benefits of diversifying our investments. The key benefit, in theory, is that when some assets decline, others will go up at least partially reducing the pain of a serious market downturn.
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  • Defending Against The Retirement "Tax Torpedo"

    by Doug Carey | Apr 17, 2019
    Spend enough time on personal finance web sites and you can start to feel like tax-avoidance strategies are THE most important factor in coming up with a successful financial plan. (In fact, they're not--saving as much money as possible in low-cost index funds is.) We don't want to pile on, but we do have another piece to consider: Social Security taxation, and what can be done to minimize it.
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  • New Retirement Bill Should Help Most People

    by Doug Carey | Apr 05, 2019
    Believe it or not, we might have a bipartisan bill pass through Congress that would likely signed by the president. This one involves saving for retirement. It is becoming widely recognized that most people are not prepared to retire at a reasonable age. In fact, many people in this country will have to work pretty much their entire lives.
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