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Fix Your IRA and 40l(k) Now

November 15, 2018

Here are three things you must do now to make sure your IRA or 40l(k) accounts don’t get caught in the year-end crunch — and that you’re well prepared for 2019. A few weeks ago, you received your third quarter statement of performance for the year. Or you can go online to check not only..

Bright Start is “Golden”

November 07, 2018

Morningstar has assigned its top Gold rating to the Illinois Bright Start 529 College Savings plan, for the second year in a row. Only four 529 plans were given the gold designation, out of 62 plans rated by the Morningstar analysts. It is truly a high honor – and represents a dramatic change in fortune..

TIPS Tackle Inflation

We shouldn’t be surprised when inflation returns to impact our lives — both in our spending decisions and in our investment decisions. After all, the conditions are ripe. First the Federal Reserve created an unprecedented surge in liquidity to stave off financial collapse in 2008-2009. That money sat quietly until a massive corporate tax cut..

Time to Take Stock

October 30, 2018

If your retirement funds are invested in the stock market, you simply can’t afford to ignore the signals the market is sending. Any decisions about selling, or buying the dips, must depend on your own risk tolerance, time horizon and overall financial situation. But the time to consider those things is now — at what..

Open Enrollment for Medicare & Part D

October 23, 2018

Medicare now has about 60 million enrollees, split roughly two-thirds in traditional Medicare Parts A and B (plus Part D and supplements) and one-third enrolled in the more comprehensive Medicare Advantage plans. Every Medicare participant should be reviewing his or her options right now during Medicare open enrollment period, which began October 15 and runs..

Small Biz Health Insurance Deal Won’t Last Long

October 17, 2018

Do you own – or work for -- a small business that doesn’t provide health insurance? Fewer than half of all small businesses – with from two to fifty employees – offer a health plan. But in the next few weeks there’s a unique opportunity to get the best group insurance available – at no..

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