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Do you own your financial future?

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Life Insurance Home & Family Planning for Retirement

In times of uncertainty and economic changes, life insurance can be a valuable component to a financial strategy. Unfortunate events can alter your financial future, but there’s a way to help protect your plans.

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Life insurance as part of retirement planning

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Life Insurance Planning for Retirement

By having the right life insurance coverage when you retire, you can make it easier for your family to handle finances when you die.

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Tips for improving financial literacy today

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Planning for Retirement

“Financial literacy” is a buzz phrase that you may have discussed on money shows or podcasts, or written about in articles. But being financially literate is more than just a trendy concept, it’s something that can help you in all aspects of your financial life.

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How to retire confidently

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Planning for Retirement

When it comes to retirement finances, many Americans don’t feel confident about their plans. 41% of participants in the recent Midland National survey gave themselves a ‘C’ or lower on retirement planning. Fortunately, you can boost your confidence by taking a few simple steps to ensure you are on the right path to financial security in your golden years.

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Money moves you should make after you retire

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Budgeting & Debt Management Planning for Retirement

The way you handle your finances in retirement is just as important as it was before you left the workforce. You need to ensure you don't outlive your money, so you can enjoy your golden years in comfort. Here are some suggestions on how to be money smart in retirement.

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4 ways the pandemic has changed financial planning

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 | Reading Time: 6 minutes
Annuities Planning for Retirement

To learn more about the changing landscape, Midland National recently surveyed hundreds of individuals about how COVID-19 has impacted their finances. Nearly half of the respondents agreed that the pandemic has influenced the way they manage money and how they save for retirement.

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Seven challenges women face in retirement planning

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Planning for Retirement

Now, more than ever, women are taking ownership of their finances, asking tough questions, and making the choices that are best for their situations. However, a large percentage of women also don’t feel confident about their retirement planning.

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Planning for unexpected retirement costs

Fri, 14 Aug 2020 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Life in Retirement Planning for Retirement

Retirement should be a time for rest and relaxation. But retiring isn’t always that simple. There are some costs you might not expect. Here are some expenses you might want to look out for when you are planning for retirement.

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When is it time to revisit a retirement plan?

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Planning for Retirement

When it comes to retirement, you want to be as prepared as possible. You do not want to just set and forget the money and assets you are putting toward your golden years. To help ensure everything is on track, it is a good idea to review your retirement savings plan at least once a year or whenever something significant happens in your life. If you have not looked over your plan in the last 12 months, now could be the time to review it. Here are some questions you could ask yourself as you review your plan.

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Tips for late-start retirement planning

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Planning for Retirement

There are many reasons why you may not have already started saving for your retirement. But it’s not too late. You can still build a comfortable nest egg if you make a plan. Here are a few tips that can help you secure your financial future.

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How to decide where to retire

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Life in Retirement Planning for Retirement

Now that you’ve retired, you have an important decision to make—where you want to live. Before making your choice it’s a good idea to explore how a new area will affect your lifestyle and well-being. Here are a few suggestions on how to find the best place for you.

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What are RMDs and how do they affect you?

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Annuities Planning for Retirement

Tax deferrals that most IRAs, retirement and profit-sharing plans are afforded don’t last forever. Whether you’re ready for retirement income or not, IRS rules require that you start drawing down your savings from certain types of accounts when you reach a certain age.

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