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What is The Widow’s Tax and How Will It Affect Me?

Patrick Carney

IRS tax code treats married people very differ­ently than single people. When a spouse dies, the surviving spouse may often face a drop in income and a hike in income taxes at the same time.

Understanding Your Annuity Payout Options

Lee Pelko

The maturity of the annuity at age 85 may actually be a gift to annuity owners to further contem­plate their exit strategy of this tax-deferred investment.

Annuity Traps Part 2: Death Benefits

Rick Rodgers

While annuities can be an important way to build wealth, many individuals don’t realize how compli­cated these insurance products can be. In this article, we’ll walk you through what you need to know about annuity contracts and the five-year-rule.

Annuity Traps Part 1: Living Benefits

Rick Rodgers

Learn about different types of annuities and under­stand how they can become a valuable component of your retirement plan.

How “Gray Divorce” Can Affect Your Financial Future

Tiffany Leherr

Divorce rates are on the rise for those over the age of 55. Learn about the financial impli­ca­tions of this signif­icant life event and get guidance on how to navigate the many consid­er­a­tions individuals face.

Does Who Wins in November Make a Difference in Your Portfolio?

Christopher Hershey

While presi­dential elections can influence market perfor­mance, many other factors do, too. It’s important to recognize the complexity of the stock market and be careful not to confuse corre­lation and causation.

What You Need to Know About RMDs

Rick Rodgers

Many clients have questions about when they need to withdraw money from their IRAs and what the rules are for Required Minimum Distri­b­u­tions (RMDs). Learn how to evaluate distri­b­ution options and avoid penalties that arise when RMDs are not met.