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How Will the 2020 Election Affect Your Retirement?

Election Day is right around the corner and depending on the outcome, big changes could be made to how Americans plan for retirement. Both candidates running for president have proposed changes to the tax code, which could have major repercussions for retirement investments, the performance of the s...

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COVID Impact on Annuities

COVID’s Impact on Annuities

Annuity products boomed in 2018 and continued to perform well in 2019, but surveys and analysis from the first half of 2020 showed the sales of annuity products on a decline, and the lack of investor education may be to blame. Conventional wisdom suggests that in times of economic volatility and unc...

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COVID Pandemic Highlights the Need for Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care protections gained in popularity at the beginning of 2020 as the Federal Government passed the SECURE Act into law which had drastic implications for IRA and 401(k) accounts. With the elimination of the stretch IRA and new liquidity rules for beneficiaries, investors looked for differ...

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An Analysis of the 2020 Stock Market September Slump

If you’ve been following Crash Proof Retirement ® over the past several years, you may remember our discussion of the “September Slump” back in 2019. That’s the name economists have given the stock market based on its tendency to decline in the month of September of every year. Investopedia reports th...

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How to Avoid Common COVID-19 Scams That Target Seniors

For Phil Cannella and the team at Crash Proof Retirement ®, consumer advocacy goes beyond retirement planning. While it is important for every senior to be thinking about safe retirement strategies that will prevent them from losing their savings to a volatile stock market crash, they also need to be ...

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Will the Dow Jones Ever Hit 30,000?

In the last week of February 2020, things were looking good for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  With the stock market on its longest bull run in history, this long-respected index looked like it was well on its way to a new record — 30,000 points — and perhaps beyond.  Then, on March 11th, 2020 t...

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3 Things Your Advisor Won’t Tell You about Retirement Planning

Whether you’re in your twenties or getting close to retirement age, it never hurts to start planning for the future.  Ask yourself, what expenses will you have?  How much money will you need to be financially independent in retirement?  What’s the best way to save that money?  While some experts say...

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The Impact of a Second Stimulus Package

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses all over the country were forced to close, leaving millions out of work indefinitely.  As Americans struggled, Congress passed the CARES Act, an economic relief and stimulus bill aimed at boosting the economy and keeping small businesses running...

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Biggest Retirement Planning Mistakes When You’re in or Near Retirement

Wouldn’t it be great if retirement planning was simple?  That way, everyone would have all the money they needed to live the retirement of their dreams.  Unfortunately, retirement planning in the real world is anything but simple.  There are countless investments to choose from, plus considerations ...

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The Benefits of Investing in Long-Term Care Insurance

With an estimated 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day in the U.S., individuals and families are forced to grapple with the realization that retiring, especially for those in need of long-term care, is expensive.  According to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the ...

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