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Potential Reasons to Put the Retirement Countdown on Hold

By Marketing | Aug 29, 2017

Retirement is still something most people look forward to, but over the years, some of the reasons for anticipation have dwindled. During the industrial age, more people worked jobs requiring manual labor that were hard on the body.   By mid-century, many rank-and-file workers could look forward to a pension waiting for them upon retirement.…

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Infrastructure Could Bridge Political Divide

By Marketing | Mar 17, 2017

Is it a secret that American politics are contentious, divided and rocky? Yet, one topic has the potential to bring both sides to the table: Infrastructure.   The Republicans and Democrats may not agree on the details; after all, infrastructure spending necessitates funding. Conservatives worry about additional taxes or increasing government debt, while liberals oppose…

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Achieving Retirement Goals in a Stagnant Economy has Aging and Retired Americans Short on Optimism

By Marketing | Aug 31, 2016

By Chris Massenburg, Lake Point Advisory Group Boxing great Joe Louis, who won—and lost—a few fortunes in his lifetime once said “I don’t like money, but it quiets my nerves.” Many aging and retired Americans are feeling that same tug of war with finances. They’re unnerved, despite positive economic news and a high rate of…

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Back to School: Planning for College Expenses

By Marketing | Aug 30, 2016

Paying for college has become one of the greatest challenges of the American family. Whether your children plan to attend a state university, a private institution, or it’s just too early to tell, planning for college expenses should be a primary factor when considering your investment portfolio and other financial vehicles.

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Do You Have Enough Saved to Afford Long-Term Care, in the Event that it’s Needed?

By Marketing | Aug 30, 2016

Long term care is a scenario many families don’t like to think about. Aging is uncomfortable and the uncertainties that come with health concerns and alternative housing are enough to make anyone nervous. All too often, we see clients whose parents have simply avoided the conversation until emotions are high and money is needed immediately.

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3 Steps to Helping Pre-Retirees and Retirees Achieve Financial Peace of Mind

By Marketing | Jun 23, 2016

Pre-retirees and retirees are already worried out about outliving their nest egg savings, and fears about election year market volatility aren’t helping matters. A number of  studies show that baby boomers worry about their savings lasting throughout their retirement, and their concerns are valid.

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Financial Planning Isn't Just for High Net Worth Individuals

By Marketing | Jun 15, 2016

There’s a pervasive myth out there that says financial planning services are just for the wealthy; that unless you meet a certain “minimum,” you’re wasting your time seeking out financial assistance (from planners who see your assets as small peanuts, anyway.)

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Why Retirement Planning is Different for Divorcees

By Marketing | Jun 10, 2016

Studies show that one in every four divorces happen to people over 50 years of age. If you’ve been divorced – particularly if you haven’t remarried – your retirement planning picture might look a lot different than that of your married peers. Whether the breakup happens close to retirement age or earlier on greatly impacts…

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Spring Clean Your Investments

By Marketing | Apr 17, 2016

By Reid Johnson, President, Lake Point Advisory Group With the weather warming up, we often think of cleaning out our gardens, our closets, and our houses in general.  But what about your investments? As everything begins anew and plants begin to green up and sprout out, now is a good time to think about the…

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