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Types of Long-Term Care

By | December 12th, 2017|Long-Term Care|

In general, long-term care refers to a broad range of medical and personal services designed to assist individuals who have lost their ability to function independently. The need for this ongoing care arises when you have a chronic disability or when physical/mental impairments prevent you from performing certain basic activities, such as feeding, bathing, dressing, transferring, and toileting. What are [...]

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The Gift That Gives Back

By | December 8th, 2017|Creative, Podcasts|

It’s the season of giving! There are more than just personal and emotional benefits from charitable giving; there are tax benefits, too. But how do you know if you’re getting the deductions you expect? And if not, how do you create them? Start the holiday season right by joining our host Jim Silbernagel as he helps you navigate tax and [...]

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Starting or Buying a Business

By | December 5th, 2017|Finance|

Before you start your own business or buy an existing business, you should do some initial planning. You may have already decided what type of business you want--your own restaurant, retail outlet, service, or manufacturing plant. You need to choose a suitable location--can you work from home, or do you need a separate facility? You should assess your financial requirements, [...]

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A Helping Hand for Small Businesses

By | December 1st, 2017|Creative, Podcasts, Small Business|

Do you have any friends or family members who are business owners, or maybe they just have some good ideas to help the community? Don’t miss Earl Humphrey talk about the SCORE program, and how they mentor businesses so entrepreneurs have someone on their team! Real Wealth® is an online radio program with a [...]

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Money Issues That Concern Married Couples – Part 1

By | November 28th, 2017|Family, Marriage, Planning|

Marriage is an important step in anyone's life and brings many challenges with it. One of those challenges is the management of your finances as a couple. The money decisions that you make now as a couple can have a lasting impact on your financial future together. Careful planning of your finances can ensure that together, you achieve financial success. [...]

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Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace

By | November 24th, 2017|Insurance, Podcasts|

With the health insurance market in disarray, how is it possible to find the best rates? Tune in as Health Insurance Consultant Terry Frett gives an update on the marketplace and the ACA, and offers tips on how to get the most out of your remaining options for health insurance. Real Wealth® is an [...]

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Estimating College Costs

By | November 21st, 2017|College, Planning|

You've seen the numbers--a college education is expensive. All those benefits of personal growth, expanded horizons, and increased lifetime earning power come at a price, a price that increases every year. According to the College Board's annual Trends in College Pricing Report, for the 2016/2017 academic year, the average cost of attendance at a four-year public college for in-state students [...]

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The Famous “16 Rules”

By | November 17th, 2017|Investing, Podcasts|

Investments Legend Sir John Templeton once wrote a fantastic and timeless article on 16 tips for investing, and this week our host Jim shares them all with you. Tune in for some helpful investment “Do’s & Don’ts,” as well as some insight as to how these principles could apply to you. Real Wealth® is [...]

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As a servicemember, can I contribute to an IRA?

By | November 14th, 2017|Investing, Military, Retirement|

You may contribute to an IRA if you're a member of the armed forces. The rules that apply to servicemembers regarding IRA contributions and distributions generally are the same rules that apply to civilians. You're allowed to contribute up to $5,500 to a traditional IRA in 2017, as long as you're under age 70½ and you have earned income. In [...]

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In the blink of an eye…

By | November 10th, 2017|Family, Podcasts, Women|

She had it all – a great husband, a beautiful daughter, and a thriving career. In the blink of an eye, it all changed. Tune in as Jane Blaufus shares the tragic story of how her life changed when her husband passed, and her courageous journey of survival and strength in the aftermath. Real [...]

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