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9 Facts About Social Security

9 Facts About Social Security Tip: How Much? Check your Social Security earnings and see an estimate of your benefits on the Web site, www.ssa.gov. Social Security’s been a fact of retirement life ever since it was established in 1935. We all think we know how it...

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5 Things That Seasoned Travelers Are Doing (That You’re Not)

5 Things That Seasoned Travelers Are Doing (That You're Not) Traveling. Some of us travel a lot, and some of us travel a little. For some of us, traveling is a job. Nearly 63 million people are employed, worldwide, in air travel and related industries.¹ There’s bound...

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A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File

To File Or Not To File Insurance is meant to protect you against financial loss. But is it really meant to protect you from any and all financial loss? When it comes to filing a loss claim on your home insurance, there may be times when not filing may be...

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A Look at Diversification

Diversification Tip: Correlation. To adequately diversify, it’s important to select securities that have a low correlation — that is, securities that don’t tend to track each other’s movements up and down. Securities with a high correlation may tend to fail together —...

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A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole Life Insurance Whole life insurance remains in force for your whole life, as long as you remain current with your premiums.In exchange for fixed premiums, the insurance company promises to pay a set benefit when the policyholder dies. Whole life...

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Pay Yourself First

Each month you settle down to pay bills. You pay your mortgage lender. You pay the electric company. You pay the trash collector. But do you pay yourself? One of the most basic tenets of sound investing involves the simple habit of “paying yourself first,” in other...

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