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When the “What If” Actually Happens

By | June 23rd, 2017|Insurance, Planning, Podcasts|

Life can change in the blink of an eye, and that’s exactly what happened to Rosemarie Rossetti. One minute she was riding her bicycle on a beautiful day, then next minute a tree feel on her and paralyzed her from the waist down. Her health insurance paid for her medical care, tune in to find out what paid her bills [...]

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Finding the Right Home

By | June 20th, 2017|Creative, Debt, Planning|

If you don't really know what you're looking for in a home, how do you find the right one? Careful planning and consideration of your options can help ensure that you will be happy with the one you select. You may decide that buying a traditional, single-family home is not your best bet. A condominium or a cooperative may better [...]

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Where Investing Meets Philanthropy

By | June 16th, 2017|Creative, Investing, Podcasts|

Philanthropy dollars aren’t the only way to make a difference! Gloria Nelund, Impact Investing Specialist and Co-Founder of TriLinc Global, explains how developing economies around the world provide both investment and philanthropic opportunities. Tune in to learn how socially responsible small- and mid-sized businesses in 3rd world countries get support and give back. Real [...]

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Claiming Life Insurance Benefits Part 2

By | June 13th, 2017|Insurance, Planning|

Life insurance benefits are not paid automatically. If you are the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you must file a claim in order to receive any money. Often, this is as simple as contacting your insurance agent and the deceased's employer and filling out some paperwork. You will need to provide each insurance company with a certified copy of [...]

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What if you couldn’t go to work tomorrow?

By | June 9th, 2017|Finance, Insurance, Planning, Podcasts|

You probably have auto insurance and health insurance, but did you know that it’s possible to insure your paycheck as well? If you depend on a regular stream of income, then let Corey Anderson “The Disability Insurance Geek” explain how this commonly misunderstood coverage actually works, and how you can protect your most valuable asset – your income. [...]

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Choosing a Beneficiary for Your IRA or 401(k) Part 2

By | June 6th, 2017|Planning, Retirement|

Selecting beneficiaries for retirement benefits is different from choosing beneficiaries for other assets such as life insurance. With retirement benefits, you need to know the impact of income tax and estate tax laws in order to select the right beneficiaries. Although taxes shouldn't be the sole determining factor in naming your beneficiaries, ignoring the impact of taxes could lead you [...]

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Living Shouldn’t Cost More Than Dying

By | June 2nd, 2017|Insurance, Podcasts|

Have you or anyone you know delayed going to the hospital because of the cost? You shouldn’t have to fear financial illness from personal illness, but luckily there’s Critical Illness Insurance! Never heard of it? Don Hansen, Critical Illness Insurance Advocate, explains how it works so you might worry about your health instead of your wallet. [...]

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Congratulations: You’ve Won the Lottery and You’re Suddenly Wealthy!

By | May 30th, 2017|Finance, Investing, Planning|

Winning a lottery is usually an unexpected and happy event. But when you win a big jackpot, you may feel unprepared to deal with the financial issues that arise almost immediately. You may have to choose advisors; decide when, where, and how to collect your winnings; decide what to do with your winnings; and consider the tax and estate planning [...]

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Prepare for the Unknown: How Taxes Affect Retirement

By | May 26th, 2017|Podcasts, Retirement, Taxes|

Unless you have a crystal ball you just can’t tell what the tax rules, laws, and brackets will be when you retire. So what will happen to that IRA nest egg that hasn’t been taxed yet? How much could you lose? Tune in as Ed Slott, one of the nations most renowned CPAs, explains how taxes can take a toll [...]

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Claiming Life Insurance Benefits

By | May 23rd, 2017|Insurance|

Life insurance benefits are not paid automatically. If you are the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you must file a claim in order to receive any money. Often, this is as simple as contacting your insurance agent and the deceased's employer and filling out some paperwork. You will need to provide each insurance company with a certified copy of [...]

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