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Financial Planning vs. Life Insurance

Financial Planning vs. Life Insurance I am a life insurance agent in the State of California with a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning. According to my studies, financial planners typically review seven broad areas related to their clients. Current financial … Continue reading

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U.S. sets new standard for financial advisors

(The article below discusses the new rule being set by the U.S. Labor Department that will require financial advisors to put the needs of the clients first. My first reaction is – why did it take so long to create … Continue reading

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Wall Street Math

  WALL STREET MATH By Michael Goodman On January 1, 1984, the S&P 500 stood at $164.93. Over the next 30 years, it grew to $1,848.36. The annual returns were: (read down the first column, down the second column, etc) … Continue reading

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Don’t fall into these Social Security traps

(I find that MANY of the clients I work with are not aware that the income from their pensions and “qualified” savings plans (like 401k’s and IRA’s) will make their Social Security income taxable. This is one of the areas … Continue reading

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