SMART Insurance Basics

Benjamin Franklin once said “Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Life is full of risks. It is one thing that is certain in life. Although one cannot control death, one can control how to protect loved ones through life insurance. Here are some insurance basics to help you navigate through the maze!…

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14-Day SMART Plan To Improve Your Finances

According to recent data, 61% of Americans don’t keep track of their money. Even for those that do, many feel overwhelmed. I have designed for anyone who wants to improve how they manage their money, the 14-Day SMART Plan to Improve Your Finances! This simple self-improvement plan features one task to focus on per day. Based on…

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Life expectancy is increasing, but as a result many people are living longer in poor health. Coupled with rising medical costs and the potential cutbacks on programs like Medicaid, it is extremely important that everyone, especially those in their 50s, begin to address the major components of long-term care (LTC). In this article and video…

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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)The “activities of daily living,” or ADLs, are the basic tasks of everyday life, such as bathing, continence, dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring (such as moving from bed to wheelchair). Long-term care provides assistance for the these tasks to maintain quality of life. Adult Day ServicesAdult Day Services are designed especially…

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With the average life expectancy of Americans at 77.8 years, the likelihood that we will need long-term care (LTC) has increased dramatically. In fact, more than half of us will spend part of our lives in situations that require some sort of LTC. Americans who reach age 65 will have a 70 percent chance of…

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Why you need a financial plan

In this series so far we covered how a financial plan can help you optimize your Social Security benefits. Click here to read part 1 and part 2. With advances in technology, you can easily analyze and compare different strategies and the results that follow. The purpose of a financial plan is to discover and establish…

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In this series, we are covering the importance of a personal financial plan. You can read Part 1 here. Studies have shown it is the primary way for people to feel confident about their money and retirement, especially when it comes to Social Security. With advances in online technology, a good financial plan can help…

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Financial Plan for financial independence

Many people think that a financial plan is only for people with money. Studies show however that a comprehensive financial plan benefits everyone, regardless of income, age, and net worth. In fact having a financial plan is one of the sure ways to get into a higher income bracket!  Interested in getting one for free?…

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What is a Fixed-Index Annuity? An annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company in which the company promises to make periodic payments to you, starting immediately or at some future time. If the payments are delayed to the future, you have a deferred annuity. If the payments start immediately, you have an immediate annuity.…

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