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March 24, 2014 | Wealth Management

Introduction Health savings accounts (HSAs) have become more common in recent years as a tax-advantaged way to pay for qualified health care expenses. The tax advantages discussed below make HSAs an attractive option for employees to cost-effectively meet their current health care expenses. …

Library » Understanding Health Insurance Options in Retirement

March 21, 2014 | Retirement Plans

Over the past several years, the spike in the cost of health care and insurance premiums has been alarming. Many employed individuals have had at least a portion of these increases covered by their employers. However, once retired, a meaningful portion of the cost may have to be borne by retirees …

Library » Is a Roth IRA Conversion Right for You?

March 11, 2014 | Wealth Management

Introduction Traditional and Roth IRAs are two powerful tax-advantaged savings vehicles. While Roth IRAs were first established in 1997, historically low tax rates during the past decade and the ability of investors of all income levels to convert Traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs (since 2010) have …

Library » Retirement Portfolio Withdrawal Requirements

February 28, 2014 | Wealth Management

Introduction It is well known that tax-advantaged savings vehicles can provide benefits to investors over the long-term when compared to portfolios that do not provide tax advantages. However, investors are often unsure to what magnitude their “tax-advantaged” or “tax-deferred” accounts are …

Library » Should I Set Up a Revocable Trust Structure as the Primary Distribution Method of My Estate?

January 09, 2014 | Wealth Management

When having an estate plan prepared, individuals generally either have a Will prepared, which directs the distribution of their estate after their death, or they have a Revocable Trust prepared, which is combined with a simple Pour-Over Will that directs everything in the estate into the Trust, …

Library » The Role of Behavioral Finance in the Development and Evolution of Target Date Funds – How To Maximize Participant Outcomes

January 02, 2014 | Retirement Plans

Introduction In many ways the foundation for target date funds on participant choice menus rests in the principles of behavioral finance. It was not until plan sponsors and regulators began to understand that behavioral finance concepts influenced participant behavior that auto enrollment, …

Library » An Introduction to Long-Term Care Insurance

November 18, 2013 | Wealth Management

Long-Term Care As people approach retirement, their insurance needs often change. Whereas earlier they may have focused on life and disability insurance to replace wage income, the need for those types of insurance can diminish as their assets grow. Asset protection may become more important, …


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