COVID Change How You Think About Spending?

October 2nd, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our lives in unprecedented ways, forcing us to stay at home more, adjust our spending habits and even reevaluate our retirement hopes and dreams. But let’s take a moment and examine how COVID has changed our relationship with spending money specifically. And imbedded in our answer lies the often-uncomfortable topic […]

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What to Know About Working With a Financial Professional

October 2nd, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

If you’ve been wondering how to optimize your finances and ensure your money continues to work for you, a financial professional may be able to help. But the thought of turning over your most sensitive financial information to a near-stranger can be an intimidating one. To make this relationship work, you’ll need to place a great […]

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Financial planning is an important part of securing your current lifestyle as well as preparing yourself for what you wish to do in your eventual retirement. And while this importance may look different during each stage of your life, it doesn’t make it any less important. Whether you call yourself a baby boomer, hail from the Gen […]

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12 Estate Planning Must-Dos

October 2nd, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

Many of you already have estate documents, probably executed many years ago. You need an estate attorney to look over your documents every 10 years or so. Here are a dozen points to review. Do you have a will and powers of attorney for health care and property? These are part of every complete estate […]

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Comparing Life Insurance Policies

September 23rd, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

Like anyone else, you want a life insurance policy that meets your needs and budget. But how do you find the right policy when there are so many to choose from and many of them seem so similar? The key is knowing how to compare policies and evaluate the results. Know what you want–and compare […]

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How to Protect Your Wealth as You Get Older

September 14th, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

As you get older and closer to retirement, your financial practices need to shift slightly as you transition from working and saving to relying on your nest egg. As you approach this stage of your life, you need to take steps to protect your wealth. Keep these tips in mind.  1. Shift Toward More Conservative […]

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How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

September 9th, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

Your life insurance needs change as your life changes. When you are young, you may not have a need for life insurance. However, as you take on more responsibility and your family grows, your life insurance needs increase. Your needs may then decrease after your children are grown. You should periodically review your needs to […]

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National Life Insurance Awareness Month

September 4th, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

September is National Life Insurance Awareness month. And while most of us likely recognize that life insurance provides us peace of mind and security, there may be a few things you don’t know. Life Insurance is Not Just for the Young Many people – but not enough – will buy life insurance in young adulthood. […]

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COVID-19 Delaying Your Retirement Date?

September 2nd, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

Recent surveys have indicated that many of us are rethinking our retirement plans because of COVID-19. In fact, one survey from the nonprofit group Life Happens suggests that a whopping 43% of Americans say they plan to postpone and continue working past their retirement date because of COVID. As a financial professional, this is troubling […]

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I’m Changing Jobs. What Should I Do With the Money in My Plan?

August 25th, 2020 by Legacy Wealth Planning

Changing jobs is an important decision — one that many of us are making more often. Once you’ve decided to switch jobs, your next move is to determine what to do with the money in your former employer’s retirement plan. Four Common Options Generally, you have four options or a combination of options for handling […]

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