Taking a Second Look at Your Current Liability Coverage

Taking a Second Look at Your Current Liability Coverage

Taking a Second Look at Your Current Liability Coverage By Guest Author Rocco Esposito, Esposito Insurance Group Most current standard home, condominium and renters’ insurance policies include liability coverage to protect you against some of life’s usual suspects at home and afield.
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Pension Maximization for Pre-Retired Families

Pension Maximization for Pre-Retired Families

When my husband Dave retired from GE last summer (although he’s hardly kicking back), we faced a number of important decisions, not the least of which was what to do with his pension. Even with my financial credentials, we decided to call in a specialist to help us weigh the choices a
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Giving 403(b) Plan Participants Their Due - Part 2

Giving 403(b) Plan Participants Their Due – Part 2

Part II: The 403(b) Plan: Pocket Change or Life’s Savings? As touched on in Part 1 of our two-part series on 403(b) plans, “A Call for 403(b) Plan “Higher Education,” it was initially assumed that the 403(b) would serve as a supplement – not a replacement – for participants’ tradition
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Giving 403(b) Plan Participants Their Due

Giving 403(b) Plan Participants Their Due

Part I: A Call for 403(b) Plan “Higher Education” When seeking financial advice for managing your retirement plan assets, it seems the 401(k) receives a lot more press than the similar, but different 403(b) plans used by government and tax-exempt groups such as schools, hospitals and
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Managing Held-Away Retirement Plans & Annuity Accounts: Part III

Managing Held-Away Retirement Plans & Annuity Accounts: Part III

Part III: Additional Notes on Financial Harmony In Part I of our three-part series on managing held-away accounts, we described the important role retirement plans play in your life, as they are often among the biggest building blocks in your household wealth. In Part II, we described
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Managing Held-Away Retirement Plans and Annuity Accounts: Part II

Managing Held-Away Retirement Plans and Annuity Accounts: Part II

Part II: From Hodge-Podge Investing to Financial Harmony In our last blog post, we introduced the concept of organizing the building blocks of your household assets under the unified oversight of a financial professional. These include your primary investment portfolio as well as held
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Managing Held-Away Retirement Plans and Annuity Accounts: Part I

Managing Held-Away Retirement Plans and Annuity Accounts: Part I

Part I: Building Blocks for Your Life’s Goals Building your dream home involves countless moving parts: architectural blueprints, plumbing and electric, interior design, landscaping, city permits and more. Few would face such a daunting task without an experienced general contractor t
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Real Estate to Have and to Hold

Real Estate to Have and to Hold

Depending on your unique risk tolerances and financial goals, there are times it can make sense to allocate a percentage of your portfolio to real estate investments. But there’s real estate, and then there’s real estate. Do the homes you live in count as investments? Let’s take a clo
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Golden Opportunities for Investing?

Golden Opportunities for Investing?

As Valentine’s Day nears, it seems like as good a time as any to cover the frequently asked question about whether gold has an appropriate place in your investment portfolio. We’ve got nothing against your considering the tasteful gift of gold for your sweetheart this time of year, bu
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Our 2013 “Seinfeld” Markets

Our 2013 “Seinfeld” Markets

We can’t help but love working with a fund manager that is not only intensely loyal to the science of capital markets, but can laugh about it too. These qualities are combined in Dimensional Fund Advisors’ 2013 Review, a market/economic summary that the firm releases each January. Whi
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