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Apr. 9, 2021

How Can a Divorce Affect Medicare Coverage?

If you’re an older American and considering a divorce, you’re not alone. We’ve talked before on the blog about so-called gray…

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Apr. 8, 2021

The COVID Economy, a Year Later

This time last year, the World Health Organization recently had declared that the spread of Covid-19 constituted a worldwide pandemic. …

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Apr. 2, 2021

What Happens to Your Social Security Benefits After You Die?

I admit, the title of this week’s blog post may sound a bit morbid. Still, it’s a question on the…

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Apr. 2, 2021

How the 4-Box Strategy Can Help Baby Boomers Avoid Market Volatility Fears

Markets have seen increased volatility since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the big up and down swings that have characterized markets since are likely to last for the…

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Mar. 25, 2021

The Number One Reason People Take Early Distributions From Retirement Accounts

Although withdrawing money from retirement savings before reaching retirement age can result in some hefty tax implications, sometimes it’s necessary to…

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Mar. 25, 2021

Required Minimum Distributions in 2021

Last year, the passage of the CARES Act waived required minimum distributions (RMDs) for everyone. However, that waiver has ended, and…

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Mar. 19, 2021

3 Things Most Pre-Retirees Don’t Know About Social Security

Last year, MassMutual conducted a quiz involving 1500 Americans between ages 55 and 65 who hadn’t yet claimed Social Security benefits about…

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Mar. 19, 2021

How Divorce Can Affect Social Security Benefits

If you’re a divorcee nearing retirement age, you may be wondering how your Social Security benefits will be affected. In some instances, divorced spouses…

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Mar. 19, 2021

Do Investment-Grade Bonds Still Have a Place in Your Portfolio?

Investment-grade bonds are issued by companies, governments or municipalities that have a relatively low risk of default. Yields of these bonds…

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Mar. 12, 2021

Protecting Your Retirement Nest Egg Against Inflation

You’ve probably heard a lot about inflation recently. As a refresher, inflation is the increase in the cost of living over…

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