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Prepare for Health Care Costs in Retirement

John Zezini

As you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies? People often think and plan for these costs. Yet, too often, many of us overlook what potentially could be a major expense during our retirement years: health care. By […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

You can cope with turbulence … as a passenger and an investor

Iain Marshall

If you’re like many travelers, you get a little nervous when your airplane goes through some turbulence. And if you’re like a lot of investors, you may get somewhat jumpy when the financial markets are volatile. Yet flight turbulence probably isn’t as scary as it seems, and the same may be true for market volatility […]

No Comment / March 26, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: Take steps to protect your family business

John Zezini

There’s nothing more important in the world to you than your family. However, your family-owned business probably comes in second. So when it comes to protecting both your family and your business, you need to carefully consider your moves. As you know, you face plenty of challenges to keep your business running smoothly — but […]

No Comment / March 02, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Saving is good … but it’s not investing

Iain Marshall

It’s a good thing to have some savings. When you put the money in a low-risk account, you can be pretty sure it will be readily available when you need it. Nonetheless, “saving” is not “investing” — and knowing the difference could pay off for you far into the future. Think about it this way: […]

No Comment / February 25, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

How will your investments affect your child’s financial aid prospects?

John Zezini

Even though it’s only February, college financial aid officers are already gathering documents, crunching numbers and otherwise working to determine grants for the school year that starts this coming fall. If you have children you plan on sending to college, how will your own savings and investments affect their chances of getting financial aid? The […]

No Comment / February 11, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

What’s your retirement vision?

Iain Marshall

When you start out in your career, you’re probably not thinking much about retirement. At this point, your picture of a “retirement lifestyle” may be, at best, hazy, hidden as it is behind a veil of experiences you’ve yet to encounter. But as you move through the years, your view of retirement comes into clearer […]

1 Comment / January 29, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: Use ‘tax diversification’ to help manage retirement income

John Zezini

You need to save and invest as much as possible to pay for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But your retirement income also depends, to a certain degree, on how your retirement funds are taxed. And that’s why you may be interested in tax diversification. To understand the concept of tax diversification, you’ll need to […]

No Comment / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »