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4 Ways to Afford Long-Term Care Insurance

How can the average American afford Long-Term Care insurance (LTCi)? Before we answer that question, let’s refresh our memory on the strategic use of LTCi. In our previous blog, we identified the following strategies to manage long-term care costs: Self-insure If you can comfortably afford catastrophic (e.g., dementia) long-term care costs of as much as…

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CFP® Professionals and Recession Preparedness

While pundits have predicted a recession that has yet to happen for several years, clients do worry about the impact to their finances if a recession occurs. According to a recent survey by CFP Board, CFP® professionals and other financial advisors make a difference in client confidence when facing recession concerns. According to the survey,…

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CFP® Certificants in the News: Are You Committing Financial Planning?

CFP® Certificant in the News A CFP® Certificant is subject to a greater duty, the duty to adhere to the Practice Standards, to clients when providing Financial Planning vs. when providing Financial Advice. As we will see in just a moment, a Certificant may be subject to the Practice Standards based upon what the client…

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CFP Board hosting Diversity Summit in November 2019

CFP Board Updates The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning will be hosting its second annual Diversity Summit on November 13, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the summit is to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the financial planning profession. Last year, over 300 thought leaders attended the inaugural summit. The agenda…

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IRS GIVES WIN TO INVESTMENT ADVISORY FEES IN A NONQUALIFIED ANNUITY

Good to Know We will take a very short break from our Social Security blog series with late-breaking news – potentially good news for advisors who charge only investment advisory fees. First, we’ll frame the issue then present the potentially good news. But before we frame the issue, let’s unpack the word “nonqualified” as it…

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When Should You Claim Social Security Retirement Benefits?

Good to Know When will our universe stop expanding? What age should you claim Social Security Retirement benefits? For too many of us, these two questions are equally confounding. The author cannot help you with astronomical riddles but can illuminate some of the key factors that should inform your claiming age decision. This is the…

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