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Reflect. Regroup. Relaunch.

By | August 18th, 2017|Creative, Podcasts|

“Excuses don’t stop you; Obstacles don’t stop you; Stopping stops you.” When David Cooks became a paraplegic at the age of 15, he never let it stop him. Tune in as this motivational speaker talks about leadership, teamwork and overcoming obstacles you may face. Real Wealth® is an online radio program with a purpose [...]

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Creating a Prenuptial Agreement

By | August 15th, 2017|Creative, Finance, Marriage, Taxes|

In order for a prenuptial agreement to be valid, it should be written only after you and your future spouse have had enough time to negotiate satisfactory terms. In other words, the longer the time between the signing of the agreement and your wedding, the better. If you wait until the night before the wedding to give your future spouse [...]

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Innovation and Insurance

By | August 11th, 2017|Insurance, Podcasts|

The Insurance Industry is constantly changing, so what does that mean for our Health Insurance and other coverages? Ted Nickel, the Insurance Commissioner for WI, set out on a mission to better understand and better serve the diverse insurance marketplace by personally visiting hundreds of companies and advocating for consumers like you. Tune in to find out what he learned [...]

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Congratulations: You’ve Won the Lottery – Part 2

By | August 8th, 2017|Creative, Credit, Debt, Insurance, Planning, Taxes|

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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Aging and Denial: Where will you end up?

By | August 4th, 2017|Planning, Podcasts|

When asked “Where would you like to spend the last years of your life?” most people will say anything but a nursing home. But without a plan, what will happen when you need round-the-clock care – and furthermore, how will your care be funded? Attorney and Senior Advocate Carolyn Rosenblatt explains what happens when you have a good plan, or [...]

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Cash Reserve

By | August 1st, 2017|Planning|

A cash reserve is a pool of funds (and sometimes credit) that you hold in a readily available form to meet emergency and other highly urgent, short-term needs. Sometimes, it is referred to as an emergency or contingency fund. CAUTION: Terminology is important here because contingencies often are not emergencies. Purchasing an expensive item that suddenly goes on sale or [...]

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Don’t Worry, Retire Happy!

By | July 28th, 2017|Planning, Podcasts, Retirement|

Are you worried about running out of money in retirement? What tools and strategies are available to help protect your retirement income despite all the risks? Who better to talk about those options than Tom Hegna, best-selling Author of “Paychecks and Playchecks” and “Don’t Worry, Retire Happy!” Tune in for some great tips you can discuss with your own financial [...]

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Can You Afford to Have One Spouse Stay at Home?

By | July 25th, 2017|Creative, Planning|

For many families, this is an important question. Unfortunately, most dual income couples feel that both of them have to work in order to meet their expenses and maintain their lifestyle. If you evaluate your situation financially--factoring in the cost of working and the amount of taxes that you pay while both of you are working--you may find that you [...]

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Unmasking the Sequence of Returns Risk

By | July 21st, 2017|Finance, Investing, Podcasts|

How is it possible that someone with the same portfolio could end up with more money, even if their investment returns are better? Tune in as Jason Smith, CEO of the Clarity 2 Prosperity Mastermind Group, explains the Sequence of Returns Risk – a multi-faceted risk to your retirement funds that you may have never even heard of. [...]

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Introduction to Estate Planning

By | July 18th, 2017|Planning|

Simply stated, estate planning is a method for determining how to distribute your property during your life and at your death. It is the process of developing and implementing a master plan that facilitates the distribution of your property after your death and according to your goals and objectives. At your death, you leave behind the people that you love [...]

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