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Planning to Hire a Financial Advisor? Here are 4 Questions You Should Ask

If you think hiring a financial advisor is something you want to explore, what do you need to know? Unfortunately, finding an advisor who is a good fit for you can also be intimidating. Our industry has not done a good job of eliminating its problems. There are conflicts of interest. Getting a license doesn't require an advanced degree. And there are often incentives that don't always encourage good behavior. Here are 4 key questions you should ask.

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Spending In Retirement: Why You Should Focus on Paying Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire

One of the most important elements of any retirement plan is what you spend. As you reach your fifties, one important goal to focus on is paying off your mortgage and other debt before you retire. Let's look at how the average American spends in retirement, and why not having those big debt payments can improve your chances for success.

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Long-Term Care Statistics to Know for 2024

A prolonged stay in a nursing home can be very expensive. For some, it could wipe out their retirement savings. Consider this, according to Morningstar, a 70-year-old couple who incur expenses for long-term care see their wealth decrease—on average—21% over nine years. As we get closer to retirement, it is something we should all be considering. Today, we tell you the statistics you should know about long-term care in 2024.

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