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Thoughts on an ILIT

Having life insurance proceeds go directly to a spouse or child may create more problems than it can solve. You do not know when your death will make available a sizable insurance check for your young bride or young child. It may be best to have protective measures in place…
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Take advantage of higher IRA contribution limits

For the first time since 2008, contribution limits have risen for one of the most popular retirement savings vehicles available: the IRA. This means you’ve got a greater opportunity to put more money away for your “golden years.” Effective Jan. 1, you can now put in up to $5,500 (up…
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Investing is a marathon, not a sprint

If you look at investing in terms of an athletic event, it’s more of a marathon than a sprint. So as an investor, you can learn a few things from marathoners. First, be prepared. Marathoners train for months, and sometimes years. As an investor, you can prepare by learning about…
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Help your children avoid student debt burden

It’s not so easy being a college kid these days. The job market for recent graduates has been shaky while, at the same time, students are leaving school with more debt than ever before. If you have children who will someday be attending college, should you be worried? You might…
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