Health care costs in retirement are a primary financial concern for investors

When helping clients prepare for retirement, are you discussing potential healthcare costs with them? Historically, retirement planning has been less concerned with this figure and more concerned with market performance and inflation as assumptions in a plan. While recent research by Fidelity has shown that Americans are becoming increasingly concerned with potential healthcare costs, they…

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Financial Planning 101: 8 Tips to Create a Plan

Before you create a financial plan, you need to define your goals and understand what you are trying to achieve. No matter the size or scope of your goals, your quest to accomplish them should be supported by a plan. Here are eight tips to help you get started.

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The Triple Threat Of Tax Returns, Tech And Financial Planning

For most of us, tax time means one thing – filing our returns accurately by that dreaded April deadline. However, tax season should also be viewed as an opportunity to review and update your financial plan. In fact, if we pay attention to our taxes year-round, perhaps we’ll find ourselves actually looking forward to tax season and the returns it may bring.

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Creating a Better Client Experience in a Post-DOL Rule World

“This is one of the most monumental pieces of legislation in our lifetime…bigger than the healthcare reform act,” says Henry Smith, Partner of Smith & Downey about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new fiduciary rule. And regardless of the fate of the DOL Rule, the industry has initiated a massive shift to a planning-led, fiduciary model that’s sure to affect the way you conduct your business.

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