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Sep

Reg BI: What Is It, and Why Should You Care?

On June 30, 2020, Regulation Best Interest, or Reg BI for short, officially went into effect. But what is Reg BI, exactly? Where did it come from, and how does it impact you, the investor? Here’s what to know about the new rule under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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1
Sep

What Does Wealth Mean to You?

When people think of wealth, they might think of examples in film, such as Veruca Salt from the 1971 classic Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Little Veruca had everything she wanted in life but desired one of Willy Wonka’s geese that laid golden eggs. When Wonka refused to sell the little girl’s father one of his prized fowls, the girl broke into song about how she wanted everything… and ultimately labeled a “bad egg” and sent down the garbage shoot.

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1
Sep

Life Insurance as Unique as You

Your life insurance needs are unique to your situation and can change over your lifetime. For some people, life insurance is to provide assets to raise a young family in the event of early death. Other people may use life insurance to cover their debt to ensure it is taken care of if they die prematurely. In business, life insurance could be a tool to transition ownership when the company sells or to insure a key employee whose death would profoundly affect the business.

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1
Sep

The CARES Act and RMD: Relief for Investors

The CARES Act (The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) contains the legislation for Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) for those over age 70 ½ and have already started RMD. Under the CARES Act, no RMD is required for individuals or beneficiaries of inherited retirement accounts in 2020 due to COVID-19. How will this help investors?

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31
Aug

The Upside of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has pulled the rug out from under just about everyone on every continent.

This pandemic has understandably had a dramatic effect on the everyday lives of most people across the globe. With stay-at-home orders to work remote and children distance-learning this past school year and possibly this fall, many cannot wait for 2020 to be over.

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24
Aug

Investment Risk During and After COVID-19

Investment risk is always present, but during COVID-19, the stock market has experienced so much volatility that investors are beginning to wonder where to invest. Investors must consider how investment risk can decline their portfolio’s value due to economic events that impact the entire stock market.

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17
Aug

Inflation and Taxes Could Rise. Are You Ready for Retirement?

Americans are starting to see the impact of increasing prices at the supermarket, and the start of increased inflation and taxes. Also, clothing at retail stores is depleting as manufacturing has halted, creating demand for products ordinarily accessible.

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10
Aug

The Enjoyment of Remote Work

Remote work is the ‘new normal’ since businesses have transitioned to remote operations or have completely closed for the duration of COVID-19. During 2020, the remote work culture has projected forward due to necessity, and companies that made the transition swiftly have also reaped the rewards of continual revenue during this period.

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3
Aug

Using Life Insurance for Charitable Giving

Many people have causes they are passionate about, whether it is a non-profit institution, animal or human rights efforts, homelessness, cancer research, or another mission that benefits society. Some of these causes represent personal experiences that donors would like to help resolve for future generations, such as giving to a cancer research fund after a loved one passes. Still, others are passionate about conservation and may donate money to save rainforests.

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21
Jul

Need to Roll Over Your 401(k)? Consider a Fixed-Indexed Annuity

When you leave your employer, you also discontinue contributing to your 401(k) or receiving your employer’s match. You may be going on to another employer or possibly retiring. Either way, you may want to consider a fixed-indexed annuity when rolling over your 401(k) to avoid the following:

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