Identity Theft

How to Guard Against Identity Theft

Identity theft is the fraudulent use of someone’s personal data, including social security and driver’s license numbers, financial account information, credit card data, ATM passwords, online logins and even children’s personal information. Thieves can use your information to buy goods, empty your bank account or…
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Social Security

Social Security Strategies

Social Security benefits are an important factor in retirement planning. Unfortunately, many Americans start collecting their payments too early, potentially costing them tens of thousands of dollars over time. For most people, it pays to hold off. Let’s take a look at some options: STRATEGY…
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Introduction to Medicare

Introduction to Medicare

If you’re over 65, chances are you’re familiar with Medicare. Some 50 million people are enrolled in Medicare today. But many Americans have little knowledge of this government-run health insurance program, which could play an important role in your retirement planning. What does Medicare cover?…
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Health Insurance

Retiring Early? Don’t Forget Health Insurance

If you’re planning to retire early, remember to include health insurance in your financial plan. Medicare eligibility begins at age 65, but until that time you’ll need to enroll in a private insurance plan. Since 2014, Americans who lack employer-sponsored coverage are required to purchase…
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