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Investing for the Long Term

Posted by Michael Kane on Aug 19, 2016 1:21:59 PM


Imagine preparing for a long-distance trip with a meticulous plan only to suddenly change course mid-flight because you think there is a faster route or more favorable direction. 

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Topics: Financial Planning

Life After Flying

Posted by Brad Bridgewater on Aug 12, 2016 2:22:28 PM


Over the course of your career, you’ve worked to save and prepare for a life of relaxation and enjoyment in your golden years. For many, though, retirement requires huge mental and emotional adjustments.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Facing the Possibility of Incapacity

Posted by Retirement Advisors of America on Aug 7, 2016 4:00:00 PM


Even with today’s medical miracles, it’s a real possibility that you or your spouse could become incapable of handling your own medical or financial affairs. A serious illness or accident can happen suddenly at any age, such as a fall, head injury, or automobile accident.

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Topics: Estate Planning

What’s Next with the Market?

Posted by Retirement Advisors of America on Aug 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Now that the Dow and S&P 500 have set record highs without corresponding records in corporate earnings or GDP growth, where do we go from here? That is a great question. Let’s dig a little deeper to see what is going on.

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Topics: Investment Updates

The Value of Saving

Posted by Michael Kane on Aug 5, 2016 1:47:36 PM


As you come closer to retirement age, you will find yourself on the path to being either the one with the most toys, or the one with the most money. Deciding which path you take will not only affect your life journey, but your retirement future as well.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Preparing Your Financial Plan for “Non-Normal” Operations

Posted by Brad Bridgewater on Jul 29, 2016 2:37:11 PM


We all know that no matter how carefully you plan your flight, changes happen and sometimes you have to adjust. This idea applies to more than just flight schedules and flying the magenta line. Your financial plan also requires room for contingencies.

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Topics: Financial Planning

How Debt Can Affect You

Posted by Michael Kane on Jul 22, 2016 3:27:11 PM


While most people don't like the idea of debt, many fail to realize exactly how debt can negatively affect many aspects of their daily lives. Not only can it impact your current finances, but it can also affect your future plans and even your retirement.

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Topics: Financial Planning

8 Questions to Ask a Potential Advisor

Posted by Brad Bridgewater on Jul 15, 2016 12:19:48 PM


As a pilot, you work hard and travel frequently to build financial security. However, to prepare for retirement, you need more than hard work. The right financial advisor can be the difference between struggling through retirement and living comfortably after your final landing.

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Topics: Financial Planning

BREXIT - What Does It Mean?

Posted by Retirement Advisors of America on Jul 6, 2016 5:30:00 PM


BREXIT, or British Exit, happened on June 23, 2016, despite the almost universal feeling in the UK that BREMAIN, or British Remain, would prevail. The chart below from the Bank Credit Analyst shows that since January, on average, just 30% thought that BREXIT would succeed. Right before the vote, only 25% thought BREXIT would succeed. So much for the “smart” in “the smart money people.”

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Topics: Financial Planning

Social Security Survivor's Benefits

Posted by Retirement Advisors of America on Jul 6, 2016 5:00:00 PM


When you die, certain members of your family may be eligible to receive survivor’s benefits (based on your earnings record) if you worked, paid Social Security taxes, and earned enough work credits. The number of credits you need depends on your age when you die. The younger you are when you die, the fewer credits you’ll need for survivor’s benefits.

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Topics: Financial Planning

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