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Interest Rates & Fixed Income

How does a rise in interest rates impact your fixed income investments? Should you consider reducing fixed income in your investment portfolio to decrease your exposure to risk?

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Living in Retirement

Making the most of your years in retirement also requires a sense of financial well-being—the knowledge that you won’t outlive your assets or create a financial burden for children or other loved ones. In this guide, learn how to minimize risk factors, the three stages of spending and what you can do to reduce your financial stress and anxiety.

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Overcoming Emotional Investing Habits

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Overcoming Emotional Investing Habits

Why do some investors underperform the market indices? What are some common habits you can follow to put the odds in your favor of having a better expected investment experience?

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Advance & Protect

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Advance & Protect

Many investors are focused on climbing to the top. But what if you are already there? Advance & Protect is an investment strategy designed for a portion of your wealth when you have reached or are nearing your peak.

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Who Wants To Be A 401(k) Extraordinaire?

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Who Wants To Be A 401(k) Extraordinaire?

Is it realistic to reach 401(k) extraordinaire status in your 401(k) account? Watch this video for tips others have followed to maximize their 401(k) retirement plans. Contact us regarding your 401(k) retirement plan.

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The Family Budget: Financial Empowerment at Your Fingertips

Managing family finances has become more complex than ever as the economy, job market and family structures have all undergone dramatic changes in recent years. American families continue to evolve at a rapid pace, resulting in new and complex financial concerns and challenges. When is the last time you sat down to review your family budget? Read this free guide for important tips on budgeting, savings and insurance.

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5 Factors to Consider Before Investing in an ETF

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5 Factors to Consider Before Investing in an ETF

There are now over 1,600 exchange-traded products available to investors, and total assets are quickly approaching $2 trillion. Traditionally, the primary way an investor could get access to a diversified portfolio of stocks was through a mutual fund. But today, many of these investment products mirror the overall market, providing very little differentiation.

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Understanding 529 Plans

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Understanding 529 Plans

Named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, 529 plans are investment accounts used to pay for a beneficiary’s college expenses and are usually opened many years before the beneficiary reaches college age. Check out this infographic for some interesting statistics about 529 Plans.

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The (True) Cost of Investing: Why Fee Transparency is Critical to Determining Underlying Investment Value

While investment fees and expenses are required to be disclosed through investment prospectuses, layers of complexity, financial jargon and “hidden” fees can make it difficult for investors to understand the true underlying investment costs and the impact expenses have on their investment returns.

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Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary?

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Is Your Financial Advisor a Fiduciary?

President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of fiduciary standards for financial advisors could have significant implications for the investment industry. Said differently, the president is pushing to require financial advisors to put the client’s needs before their own. That’s right. Your advisor may not have your best interests in mind.

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