Why Women Need More Money in Retirement Than Men - Rick Martin

Why Women Need to Save More for Retirement Than Men

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    FACT: The number of wealthy women in the United States is rising twice as fast as the number of wealthy men. Experts estimate that by 2030, women will control as much as two-thirds of the nation’s wealth.1 That is good…

Teach Your Children Well

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I borrowed the title of this article from a song by Crosby, Stills & Nash because it seemed very appropriate. I recently read an article written by Ric Edelman about the 50th anniversary edition of The Game of Life. This game was fun to…

5 Crucial IRA Tax Planning Strategies

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    Someone once said “It takes a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune and when you have got it, it requires ten times as much wit to keep it.” Although exactly who said it is unclear, the…

Retirement: Will You have Enough Money?

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One of the things that I hear most often when having my first consultation meeting with a new client is their fear of running out of money. In fact, this is the number one concern, even more so since the Great Recession, per Gallup’s April…

Should People be Worried About the Results of This Election?

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Now that we know the results of the election, what should you do with your investments? In my opinion, if you were positioned appropriately before the election, it makes sense to retain that same strategy during the transition into the new administration.  On…

Why Should You Plan Retirement Like a Vacation

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Have you ever taken a vacation, without first planning where you want to go, what you want to see, how you are going to get there and how much it will cost? Waiting to the last minute to decide on a vacation usually doesn’t end well. For…

When is the Best Time to Begin Taking Social Security Benefits?

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Many Americans depend solely on Social Security for their retirement lifestyle. Unfortunately, too many people are under the false assumption that Social Security will be enough to cover all their expenses. The following statement is taken…

Do You Spend More Time Planning Vacation Than Retirement?

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Spring break comes up once a year and, as the parent of a college freshman, I realize that my wife and I finally have the freedom to schedule a vacation when we want to! That may not seem like much, but after having four children, the oldest…
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Stock Market Volatility: Is It More of the Same?

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During these past few months, we are basically seeing more of what we have already seen this year. Volatility is back. Interest rates are at record lows, in the U.S. and across the world. U.S. economic growth is slow, but steady. International…

If You Missed the Six-Year Market Rally, You're not Alone

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In the midst of a six-year market rally, more than half of Americans don’t own any stock investments at all, potentially missing out on a big investing opportunity to build retirement savings and overall wealth, according to a new Bankrate…