Blog 2017-05-09T14:42:03+00:00

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The Pros & Cons of Roth IRA Conversions

What are the potential benefits? What are the drawbacks?   If you own a traditional IRA, perhaps you have thought about converting it to a Roth IRA. Going Roth makes sense for some traditional IRA owners, but not all. Why go Roth? There is an assumption behind every Roth IRA [...]

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Health Care Costs Are Cutting into Retirement Preparations

This is happening in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. You may have seen this statistic before or one resembling it: the average 65-year-old retiring couple can now expect to pay more than $250,000 in health care expenses during the rest of their lives. In fact, Fidelity Investments now projects this cost [...]

Avoiding the Cybercrooks

How can you protect yourself against ransomware, phishing, and other tactics?   Imagine finding out that your computer has been hacked. The hackers leave you a message: if you want your data back, you must pay them $300 in bitcoin. This was what happened to hundreds of thousands of PC [...]

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Are You Really Saving Enough for Retirement?

Why an early start (and accepting some risk) matters.     Are you on track to save $1 million or more for retirement? If you are 50 or younger, you may need that much in savings to generate the kind of retirement income you prefer. Personal finance website NerdWallet recently [...]

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