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Don't Worry if You Aren't Ready for Retirement

July 14, 2022 BY Shanna Tingom, AAMS®

Don't worry too much about the retirement age, retirement benefits, and the ways to save for that special day when it all ends. The great news is you don't have to be ready to retire to enjoy life as..

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Are There Downsides to Retirement?

June 28, 2022 BY Shanna Tingom, AAMS®

No one ever tells you the downsides to retirement. When you're working, your friends and family members are always asking, "When are you going to retire?" They paint a rosy picture of retirees..

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How Much Will you Really Spend in Retirement? 10 factors to consider

June 21, 2022 BY Shanna Tingom, AAMS®

How much money will you need to have saved for retirement? This is a question that many people are asking these days. The answer is not always easy to determine, as many factors need to be..

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What is the SECURE Act?

June 14, 2022 BY Shanna Tingom, AAMS®

Based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 55% of civilian adults take part in workplace retirement plans. Even those who invest fall short of the recommended percentage of their yearly..

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What Are I Bonds and How Do I Buy Them?

June 7, 2022 BY Shanna Tingom, AAMS®

I bonds are a form of U.S. savings bond meant to protect the value of an investors moneyfrom inflation. The U.S. Treasury issued them to safeguard your money from losing value.The interest rates..

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When Challenging Times Present Themselves, Don’t Throw In The Towel.

June 1, 2022 BY Shanna Tingom, AAMS®

I played basketball all through Junior High and High School, and even was recruited to play in college, though I ended up not taking that route. I’ve been a Phoenix Suns fan since the Charles Barkley..

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Preparing For Incapacity & Long Term Care

May 24, 2022 BY Shanna Tingom, AAMS®

Individuals who spend their lives building businesses that ultimately lead to a high income tend to be dynamic go-getters who don't want to think about the limitations and possible incapacitations of..

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Are Collectibles a Good Investment?

May 17, 2022 BY Shanna Tingom, AAMS®


Collectibles are one of those things that people feel strongly about. Some collectors have their houses filled with nothing but collectibles, and they'll defend them. But here's the..

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Strategies for More Income in Retirement

May 10, 2022 BY Shanna Tingom, AAMS®

Retirement is a time to enjoy your life, not struggle with money. It's also a time when many people are faced with whether or not to begin drawing on their retirement accounts. You may need more..

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Getting Organized In Retirement

May 3, 2022 BY Shanna Tingom, AAMS®

Once you reach your retired years, you may think that your previous planning efforts would put you in the clear from a financial standpoint. However, the numbers that you use in your projections are..

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Find Out If You Are Prepared For Retirement