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Does Your Financial Advisor Have It All Wrong about Retirement Investing?

What Training does your advisor have in Retirement Financial Planing? First, let’s review the basics of what your financial advisor knows about retirement investing or simply investing in general. It is not required that a financial advisor have a college education or even a high school education.  To be a financial advisor, one must only pass the series 7 exam […]

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Posted by bobrichards - December 8, 2014 at 5:19 am

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The Most Important Part of Retirement Planning that Your Financial Advisor Won’t Mention

We have written a few posts concerning the motivations of retirement financial planners and how they really operate.  Rarely, will they consult to you on an issue that is not a problem for which they have a product or service to sell as the solution.  So when it comes to retirement planning, most will never mention the most critical issue […]

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Posted by bobrichards - July 28, 2014 at 9:05 am

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Heath Care Options for Early Retirees — Before Medicare Begins

Those who have health insurance from their employer are entitled to COBRA or continuing coverage when they retire.  However, this coverage usually expires within 18 months of early retirement (36 months in some cases).  So for example, if you retire at age 58, your health insurance will run out before age 60.  And in case your health is not very […]

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Posted by bobrichards - July 25, 2014 at 7:31 pm

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