Personal Finance


“Most Americans understand that annual health care costs have been growing faster than inflation for some time.” – Planning for Health Care Costs in Retirement, Vanguard Research, June 2018 5 Steps to Reducing Health Care Costs in Retirement Health care costs will be the biggest expense for most retirees. It’s not a pleasant prospect, but it is a reality. That’s why planning for health care costs is one of the most...

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Retirement is a totally new stage of life. With some careful prioritizing—and collaborating with your advisor—you can design a working plan for retirement that may surpass all your expectations. When most people think of retirement, they imagine leaving a job they’re tired of, getting out of the rat race, and leaving the pressures of employment behind. Often retirement is viewed as a reward for time in the workforce and successful...

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I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest. -Venus Williams, American professional tennis player, 2nd in all-time rankings Last year, stocks marched higher with only minor pullbacks.  The largest decline from peak-to-trough for the S&P 500 Index last year was just under 3%.  It was a year that lacked turbulence and rewarded diversified investors.  Since February 1, volatility...

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