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By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® As a financial advisor, one of my responsibilities is to help prevent my clients from making financial mistakes that could derail their retirement plans. Every client’s situation is unique, but having worked in this industry for many years, I’ve come to see three common mistakes most pre- and post-retirees make.  I want to share these common mistakes with you today, so you can protect your...

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“We really can’t forecast all that well, and yet we pretend that we can, but we really can’t.” –Alan Greenspan, Former Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States “Weather forecast for tonight: dark.” –George Carlin, American comedian Imagine yourself at the beginning of the year. You have knowledge that within weeks a novel virus will emerge that will shut down much of the global economy. Businesses will...

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Examining The Roth IRA From Lee Sherbakoff, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC Dear Friends, There are many vehicles to choose from as you travel the road to retirement. One of the more advantageous means you may utilize to build a nest egg is the Roth IRA. A Roth IRA is an Individual Retirement Account that allows you to contribute after-tax dollars into a savings or brokerage account. With a Roth IRA, you get no up-front tax deduction,...

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Earlier-Than-Planned Retirements From Lee Sherbakoff, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC Dear friends, Last week another 1.2 million individuals submitted an initial claim for unemployment insurance benefits.  That put over 16 million people out of work and collecting unemployment insurance. Clearly, the arrival of COVID-19 resulted in dramatic changes in the U.S. labor markets with initial claims skyrocketing and a lowering of the...

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“The pace of recovery looks like it has slowed.” —Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, July 29, 2020 Last month’s Monthly Insight spoke briefly to our strategic general principals about the markets and investing. That short introduction was followed by a review of the first six months of 2020. One of the key takeaways from the mid-year review was the sheer unknowability of the short- to intermediate-term market moves...

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