Retirement

US President Donald Trump sign a Presidential Memorandum on Discharging the Federal Student Loan Debt of Totally and Permanently Disabled Veterans, at the American Veterans (AMVETS) 75th National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky on August 21, 2019. Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) / ALTERNATIVE CROP (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) President
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‘Whatever you do, don’t try to sell us an annuity.’ When 60-something couples visit a financial adviser’s office for help with retirement planning, these are often the first words they say after sitting down. Most of what they’ve read about annuities has been eye-glazing or frightening. But don’t write off annuities yet. Owning annuities can
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WASHINGTON, DC, 2019/07/31: Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services speaks during the Heritage Foundation’s event. (photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images President Trump’s Medicare chief, Seema Verma, may have signaled the beginning of the end of Medicare’s three-day rule—the requirement
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Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are great potential fits for any modern retirement portfolio. With interest rates ticking down from 2% to 1% and, perhaps, eventually 0%, these generous dividend payers are benefitting big time. REIT stocks tend to yield twice as much as regular ol’ stocks. They collect rent and pay it directly to
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At the beginning of the year, the Fed was expected to increase interest rates in the midst of a booming economy. Now, just months later, it has reversed course, not just maintaining interest rates, but dropping them. They seem to know something we don’t know. Or, perhaps, the writing is on the wall and we’re
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Congratulations, you have finally signed your estate planning documents. Now, where do you keep them?   Many lawyers (myself included) will hold your original documents in their firm’s will vault. Years ago, that consisted of an actual vault or bank safe that was locked and fire proof. Nowadays, many law firms use fireproof, locked file cabinets.
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I’ve always liked the idea of seeing a college degree as an investment. If you make the right choices, then your lifetime earnings will be higher. According to Andrew Latham of Supermoney.com, “college graduates earn 66% more than workers with just a high school diploma. And over their lifetime, the average college graduate earns around
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