Posts by Jon Magoch

Bull Market Turns 10

March 9, 2019, marked the 10th anniversary of the current bull market, the longest-running in U.S. history. In that decade, the market more than quadrupled, and when you factor in dividends, it’s up fivefold.

The short-term spikes over the past few years coupled with corporate share buybacks have served to keep performance humming. As we move forward, a few points of note:

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Eight Pillars of a Sound Retirement Strategy

Retirement planning is like building a house – it needs a strong foundation. In this case, the foundation of a good retirement plan features eight specific pillars to build on – things like assets, income, and protective features that retirees need. Jon and Karyn go over what they are and how they fit into a plan to be sure your retirement goes as smoothly as possible.

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Protect Your Retirement From Sneak Attacks

Unexpected developments can derail your retirement assets – things such as kids living at home longer than anticipated, the rising cost of both college (for the kids) and long term care (for parents, or maybe yourself). Not to mention that today’s retirement strategies are different than those of a generation ago. Jon and Karyn go over these and many more scenarios that your plan should take into consideration as retirement draws closer.

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Fixing Eight Common Money Mistakes

Allocating enough for medical expenses, paying too much in fees, making the right investments – all of these and more could cost you when it comes to building a retirement nest egg. Jon and Karyn go over the most common mistakes when it comes to retirement finances and how to either fix or avoid them, so you can rest easy when it comes to your money.

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Eight Retirement Money Assumptions

In planning for retirement, certain assumptions must be made in accounting for income, investments, longevity and the like. Today Jon and Karyn talk about the things which need to be taken into account and how to be sure they are well supported and applied the right way for any appropriate situation.

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Moving Up Your Retirement Date

Many people would love to be able to retire sooner than later. If you are one of them, Jon and Karyn have nine strategies designed to help get you in a position to do just that.

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Pros and Cons of Municipal Bonds

U.S. stock markets were enjoying an eighth consecutive year of a bull market until volatility toward the end of 2018 erased all of the past year’s gains.1 In times like this, as share prices continue to bounce back and forth on a day-to-day basis, investors close to or in retirement often transition to more conservative investments. One option is the municipal bond market.

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Social Security Myths Debunked

There is a lot to know about Social Security – and a lot of misinformation about it. Today Jon and Karyn sort out what the truth is and what the myths are about this nearly universal program.

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