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New Bitcoin ETFs Recently Hit the Market — Are They Worth Buying?
Wealth Management07/17/2024

The new Bitcoin ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) now make it possible to get exposure to the cryptocurrency by proxy through funds that are traded like stocks on various US Stock Exchanges. Previously,...

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Tax Planning for Annuities
Personal Planning07/10/2024

Favorable tax treatment is one of the main reasons for buying an annuity. But what exactly are the tax benefits? And are there any drawbacks? It’s important to know the answers to these questions...

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Forecasts: Reasonable, Methodical, and Wrong
Wealth Management07/10/2024

Late in 2022 the strategy team at Goldman Sachs Research released their forecast for the U.S. stock market in 2023.1 Based on what had happened the year before and on where the economy appeared to be...

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Striking a Balance on Spending in Retirement
Personal Planning07/03/2024

A study published in 2021 in the Journal of Financial Planning found that just 18 percent of newly retired Americans had enough wealth to keep spending at preretirement levels. But almost everyone,...

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Understanding IRAs
Financial Wellness06/26/2024

An individual retirement account (IRA) is a personal savings plan that offers specific tax benefits. IRAs are one of the most powerful retirement savings tools available to you. Even if you’re...

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Estimating Your Retirement Income Needs
Wealth Management06/19/2024

You know how important it is to plan for your retirement, but where do you begin? One of your first steps should be to estimate how much income you’ll need to fund your retirement. That’s not as easy...

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Social Security Retirement Benefit Basics
Personal Planning06/12/2024

Social Security was originally intended to provide older Americans with continuing income after retirement. Today, though the scope of Social Security has been widened to include survivor,...

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3 Tips for Repaying Student Loans
Personal Planning06/05/2024

With student loan payments restarting and prices for household goods now higher than ever, many people are wondering how they’ll fit these payments in. In this article, learn tips for paying off...

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Don’t Let Your Retirement Savings Goal Get You Down
Wealth Management05/29/2024

As a retirement savings plan participant, you know that setting an accumulation goal is an important part of your overall strategy. As with many of life’s toughest challenges, it may help to focus a...