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Special Needs Care: Meeting Your Own Needs & Those of Your Loved One

Those raising children with special needs must take care of themselves as well as their kids, as one experienced parent reminds us.
A couple in their 50s at home, happy after asking "How much do I need to retire at 55?"

How Much Do I Need to Retire at 55?

Retiring a decade or more before the official retirement age could be an attainable goal if you save wisely and build out multiple income sources.
Businesswoman researching the difference between a 401(k) and IRA while traveling for work

What's the Difference Between a 401(k) & IRA?

If you have a 401(k), should you also get an IRA? Knowing the difference between the two is an important part of preparing for retirement.
Father with dividend-paying whole life insurance policy plays soccer with his young son

What Is Dividend-Paying Whole Life Insurance?

Dividend-paying whole life insurance offers you the opportunity to indirectly participate in an insurance company's financial performance.
Mother and her daughter discussing college graduate finances with a financial planner

Talking to Your Child About College Graduate Finances

Post-college life is changing for newer generations, as are some of the financial implications. Here's how to discuss what that means for your family.
Doctor and patient discussing some of the health conditions that affect life insurance coverage

Health Conditions That May Affect Life Insurance Coverage: What to Consider

Some insurance companies require a physical before granting a policy. Here are some possible outcomes and options for next steps.
Happy woman with her father overlooking the ocean and discussing average retirement savings by age

What Are the Average Retirement Savings by Age?

Although there are plenty of retirement savings recommendations out there, it can help to know how they typically pan out in reality.
Happy couple reviewing annuity income rider details online on a tablet device at home.

What Is an Income Rider & Why Would You Include One?

Some annuities offer income riders that can increase potential growth and flexibility in your benefits. Does a rider fit into your plan?
Financial representative explaining the impact of inflation to his clients, a young couple

The Impact of Inflation on Your Savings & Investments

Understanding how market forces can influence your assets is the first step toward protecting yourself against potential adverse effects.
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