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The Value of Patience in Investing

Posted by Michael Kane on Sep 23, 2016 3:53:08 PM


You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying that “patience is a virtue,” and nowhere is that wisdom more true than in planning for retirement. However, you could easily believe otherwise if you follow the daily financial press.

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Topics: Financial Planning

The Pros and Cons of Lump Sum Distributions and Annuities

Posted by Brad Bridgewater on Sep 16, 2016 1:53:56 PM


As you approach the end of your career, you must make several key retirement and investment planning decisions. One of the most important is whether to take a lump sum distribution offered by your airline or to purchase annuities for a predictable income stream.

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Topics: Financial Planning

The Investor Risk Profile: Understanding Risk

Posted by Michael Kane on Sep 9, 2016 1:40:49 PM


Economist Paul Samuelson, the first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, famously said, “Investing should be like watching paint dry or grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” Years later, Samuelson’s sentiment still rings true.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Medicare Open Enrollment - Pitfalls and Opportunities

Posted by Retirement Advisors of America on Sep 6, 2016 3:00:00 PM


If you’re like most people, the information you receive about Medicare through the mail, from insurance agents, or talking with friends, family, and co-workers is confusing! And the abundance of conflicting information can leave you anxious, worrying that you’ll do the wrong thing like miss a key enrollment period or incur hefty penalties.

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Topics: Financial Planning

We Feel a Correction Is Coming

Posted by Retirement Advisors of America on Sep 6, 2016 1:00:00 PM


The post-BREXIT rebound has pushed stocks into overbought territory. U.S. equities, in particular, look increasingly priced for perfection (meaning there is no room for error); this, when the Fed is talking more hawkishly about raising the federal funds rate, maybe even at their September meeting.

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Topics: Investment Updates

Diversification

Posted by Earl Williams on Sep 2, 2016 1:45:47 PM


What’s all this talk about “diversification”?

Most individuals are familiar with the adage “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”  Although it sounds cliché, this is fundamentally the principle behind diversification.

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Topics: Financial Planning

LIBOR Moves Higher

Posted by Jeremy Merchant on Sep 1, 2016 5:13:24 PM


In July 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued new regulatory rules governing money market mutual funds. These changes, which will become effective on October 14th, 2016, will establish a new framework for this asset class.

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Topics: Investment Updates

7 Signs That Your Advisor is Doing the Right Thing

Posted by Brad Bridgewater on Aug 26, 2016 1:45:19 PM


Regardless of the path your professional journey has taken in the airline industry, working with a skilled financial advisor who understands your unique goals and challenges is the key to a secure retirement.

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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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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