Financial Living Blog

Using Medicaid to Pay for Long-Term Care

Jul 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The purpose of retirement planning is to optimally use your assets to fund your retirement goals, but also cover all the needs that may arise as you age. One of those needs for a growing number of Americans is long-term care. More than half of those turning age 65 today will require some form of long-term care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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When a Roth Conversion Makes Sense

Jul 1, 2020 8:08:16 AM

A Roth IRA provides several advantages in retirement when you start to use your savings for income. Whether you should consider a Roth conversion depends on your current and expected future financial situation, but sometimes also the state of the market and the economy.

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Can You Think Your Way to Wealth?

Jun 22, 2020 3:30:21 PM

For an extraordinary high-achiever like NBA legend Michael Jordan, you could reasonably attribute his success to one of many things. His natural athleticism. His high basketball IQ. His shoes. But to His Airness himself, it was the result of a relentless mindset:

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Should You Accept an AT&T SIPP Offer?

Jun 16, 2020 8:37:59 AM

For many AT&T employees, the opportunity to retire comes earlier than planned. To restructure its workforce, AT&T will at times present retirement-eligible employees with a Supplemental Income Protection Plan (SIPP) offer. This provides a financial incentive to voluntarily leave the company, should you accept it. Typically, you only have a short window of time, around 7-14 days, to decide.

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Buyer Beware: How Low Interest Rates Impact Annuities

Jun 10, 2020 1:20:00 PM

If you want the guaranteed income an annuity can offer, make sure the payout is worth the various downsides.

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Ways to Use Money to Support Your Favorite Causes

Jun 3, 2020 9:46:59 AM

How do you want money to define you? It’s a difficult, but important question.

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Drawbacks of TSP Lifecycle Funds

May 27, 2020 8:29:24 AM

When it comes to your health, you typically get the professional advice of a qualified doctor. You don’t just choose from a menu of treatments. But when it comes to your long-term financial health, it’s often all up to you.

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Preparing for the Economic Recovery

May 18, 2020 10:30:41 AM

And now, for a look toward a better future.

We won’t know the full economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak for quite some time. With more than 30 million people out of work, we know the damage is severe. But we also know that eventually the economy will recover. Economic activity is generally cyclical. Every recession – no matter how deep – has been followed by an expansion.

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How 5 Common College Savings Strategies Affect Financial Aid

May 13, 2020 10:27:57 AM

If not careful, families helping a student pay for college may learn a new meaning behind the phrase “no good deed goes unpunished.” That’s because common college savings vehicles, from 529 accounts to trust funds, that are not set up properly can adversely impact the amount of financial aid a student receives.

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Protect Loved Ones by Updating Your Estate Plan

May 6, 2020 10:15:20 AM

If there is one silver lining of a crisis, it is the reorienting effect that reminds us of what matters most in life – our loved ones and our health. A crisis can also serve as a reminder of what we should do to protect them.

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