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Four Reasons to Delay Social Security Benefits
Four Reasons to Delay Social Security Benefits
Sheena Hanson, 19 Jan 2023
At a certain point in our adult working lives, we set a countdown to retirement. And the clock is ticking for those nearing 62—the age at which you can start collecting Social Security benefits. By […]
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How Secure is Social Security?
How Secure is Social Security?
Sheena Hanson, 3 Jan 2023
Long touted as a program that would ensure the “American Dream,” the Social Security system – one of the critical achievements of President Franklin D. Roosevelt – was created in 1935 to promote economic security. […]
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Beyond the 401k: The “Where to Invest Next” Order of Operations
Beyond the 401k: The “Where to Invest Next” Order of Operations
Sheena Hanson, 16 Dec 2022
The goal of retirement is to live out your golden years in comfort, correct? Then it’s critical to make the most of your retirement savings strategy. And for many, contributing to an employer-sponsored 401k plan […]
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6 Often Overlooked Retirement Concerns
6 Often Overlooked Retirement Concerns
Sheena Hanson, 6 Dec 2022
Retirement planning is a multi-step process that evolves over time. To have a comfortable, secure, fun and fulfilling retirement, you have to build a nest egg robust enough to fund your retirement lifestyle. Pulling this […]
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New Retirement Contributions for 2023
New Retirement Contributions for 2023
Sheena Hanson, 18 Nov 2022
Well, here we are, nearing the end of another year. Now is the time where people commonly wrap up their to-do list before December 31st hits and anticipate what might change for the year ahead. […]
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Step-Up in Basis Definition and What it Means to You
Step-Up in Basis Definition and What it Means to You
Sheena Hanson, 1 Nov 2022
Estate planning looks different for every client. For those with young children, it might mean designating a guardian and preparing for their financial future. For others, it will mean choosing someone to handle the administration […]
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