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8
Aug

3 Ways To Celebrate National Dollar Day While Preparing For Your Golden Years

3 Ways To Celebrate National Dollar Day While Preparing For Your Golden Years With pennies in your back pocket and dollars in the couch, money may seem like it’s virtually everywhere. But, do you know when this phenomenon first began? In 1786, 232 years ago today, Congress established the U.S. monetary system. However, the first U.S. dollar was not printed

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1
Aug

Tips for Back to School Season

Tips for Back to School Season Although it’s not even August yet, storefronts and businesses are beginning to advertise what some kids dread, and others cherish, back to school time. In a report from Huntington Bank Backpack Index, school supplies have increased a whopping 88% since 2007. With this statistic, here are 3 tips to consider for this back to

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26
Jul

The Secret to Generating Lifetime Income

The Secret to Generating Lifetime Income Different generations tend to save in different ways. Whether its hiding cash in old bed frames or tracking expenses on a smartphone in real-time, everyone has their own approach. Regardless of how people save, it is clear Americans share a common interest when it comes to retirement: financial freedom. There are numerous ways to

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16
Jul

Celebrate Financial Freedom with Fixed Indexed Annuities

Celebrate Financial Freedom with Fixed Indexed Annuities The Fourth of July may be over, but your financial freedom never has to end, and with the right retirement vehicles in your financial portfolio, it doesn’t have to. In fact, there are many ways retirement can increase financial freedom and ensure security by providing a guaranteed lifetime income stream. For example, a fixed indexed

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2
Jul

Tips for Summer Travel

Tips for Summer Travel Are you planning to get away from the normal this summer? According to AAA, so is about 35% of Americans. With vacation season in its prime, businesses everywhere are hiking prices and fees in anticipation for a busy season. With this, here are 5 quick tips to save money on your summer travel. Strategically plan your

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22
Jun

IALC Testifies to Include Lifetime Income Features in ERISA Retirement Plans

IALC Testifies to Include Lifetime Income Features in ERISA Retirement Plans The Department of Labor’s (DOL) ERISA Advisory Council, a group that sets the standards for the most established pension plans in the private sector, held hearings June 19-21 to revisit ERISA regulations and discuss the need for protecting retirement savers against the risk of outliving their savings. Elizabeth MacGowan,

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15
Jun

3 Ways to Prepare Your Dad for Retirement this Father’s Day

3 Ways to Prepare Your Dad for Retirement this Father’s Day Although most people know it’s never too early to start planning for retirement, many Americans aren’t truly prepared, and there are many supporting statistics from the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council’s (IALC) data: One in four baby boomers (think: your dad) have less than $5,000 saved for retirement More than 40

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11
Jun

Test Your #AnnuityAwareness This June

Test Your #AnnuityAwareness This June June is National Annuity Awareness Month. This means it is a great time to spread your #AnnuityAwareness. You can start by educating yourself on fixed indexed annuities (FIAs) and all the benefits of this retirement vehicle. FIAs are becoming more mainstream in retirement planning. In fact, our new data on the state of America’s workforce found pre-retirees

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1
Jun

Mid-Year Financial Check Up

Mid-Year Financial Check Up Happy Half Year! Time flies and first 6 months of 2018 are already here and gone! With the second half of the year fast approaching, it’s important to know how your finances are stacking up compared to your goals when the year began. What better way to that then to check out these quick tips for

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21
May

Three Common Mistakes to Avoid At Any Age When Saving For Retirement

Three Common Mistakes to Avoid At Any Age When Saving For Retirement This May we are celebrating Older Americans Month and the 2018 theme of Engage at Every Age teaches us that age is not a factor when it comes to taking part in activities to enrich one’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being. One activity that is key for promoting

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