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No Social Security Increases Expected for 2016

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According to a recent report from the Center for Retirement Research it appears that there will be no annual cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients in 2016. This will come as unwelcome news to the millions of retires who count…
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What Plans Do You Have for Long-Term Care?

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When my father passed away in 2013, my brother and I realized that my mom was not going to be able to continue to live in our family home and take care of herself on her own. We had the agonizing process of having to find a new home for her,…

The Transition from a Happy Marriage to Widowhood

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I recently had lunch with a friend in Columbus. It was on her wedding anniversary and she had unexpectedly lost her husband two months prior. Suffice it to say, there were more than a few tears. She shared many stories about her husband,…

Romance Scams Can Have Devastating Results

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February is considered the month of love, but for some it is a reminder of the loneliness of being single, divorced or widowed. Luckily, we have social media outlets that are available to make us feel as if we’re connecting with others, and…

Prepare Yourself for What Could be a Bumpy Ride in 2013

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Thankfully, the “Fiscal Cliff” was narrowly averted at the start of 2013, and the economy did not fall apart the way many media reports predicted would happen. But what should you expect from the economy and the markets in the first half…

What Kind of Life Insurance Should I be Buying?

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Before you can decide what type of life insurance you need, you should first determine if life insurance is needed. Typically we buy life insurance to solve an economic need caused by the death of an individual most often in the role of family…

What’s All the Fuss About Risk Management?

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Risk Management is the newest hot topic when the conversation turns to financial matters. The focus tends to be mainly on risk reduction, specifically related to investment accounts. However, there is a lot more to risk management than which…