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Ruggie Wealth Management Becomes Second Barron’s Top Advisor to Join Carson Wealth in 2019

Tom Ruggie, ChFC®, CFP®, a Barron's top 1200 advisor and President/CEO of $566M RIA Ruggie Wealth Management with three Central Florida offices, today announced his team's decision to affiliate as a Carson Wealth office.

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Busting Three Half-Truths About Reverse Mortgages

A few years back, I conducted and published research in the Journal of Financial Planning that showed Americans don’t understand reverse mortgages. In fact, respondents scored below 50 percent on a 10-question true-false quiz.

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How to Get Investors to Save More for Retirement? Perhaps by Saying Hello to Their Future Self

The number of Americans prepared to meet their basic expenses in retirement has drastically declined in the last 20 years, according to research published by Boston College.

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Breaking Down The Complex World Of Social Security Spousal Benefits

Social Security is part of the bedrock of retirement security in the United States. For one-third of all retirees, Social Security represents nearly all of their retirement income. For two-thirds of retirees, Social Security makes up more than half of their retirement income. Overall, Social Security represents nearly one-third of all retirement income for retirees.

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One Retirement Risk Few People Talk About

Retirement is full of risks and hurdles, as it can span 30 or 40 years for many Americans. Certain risks are well known: running out of money, long-term care, health care and investment risks. Within these broad categories lie hidden or overlooked sub-risks. For instance, within investment risks is sequence-of-returns risk or liquidity concerns. Within long-term care is public policy risk if Medicaid is cut back.

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Three Retirement Planning Needs Everyone Has

Every retirement is unique. An individual’s situation – where they live, their health, their family, their finances, their goals – drives retirement. But, despite being so unique and individualized, fundamental tenants of retirement apply to almost everyone. In fact, the notion that we think we are so unique can be a hinderance to a financially successful retirement.

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$575M RIA Spectrum Management Group Announces Affiliation with Ron Carson; Rebrands to Carson Wealth

OMAHA, Neb., April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Spectrum Management Group, a boutique wealth management firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, today announced the team’s decision to affiliate as a Carson Wealth office. Co-founders Bob Phillips and Leslie Thompson, who lead a team of eight, decided to affiliate with Carson Wealth to better serve their clients and expand the already advanced menu of services and resources available.

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Should You Use The Systematic Withdrawal Approach To Retirement Income Planning?

For many Americans, their financial planning goals can be broken down into two periods: saving for retirement and spending in retirement (if you’re up on your financial industry jargon, you might know these phases as accumulation and decumulation, respectively).

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Comparing The 3 Most Popular Retirement Income Strategies

Is there a retirement crisis? The debate centers on how much people have saved or set aside for retirement. But the focus on savings amounts misses the point.

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What Exactly is a Roth IRA — and Why Should You Have One?

When investors are deciding where to stash their cash for retirement, there are several options. Americans rely more and more on saving in their employer-sponsored 401(k) plans

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