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More Women Drive Financial Decision Making, But Fewer Seek Professional Advice

By default, single women have always taken responsibility for managing household wealth, but the latest in a series of ongoing studies into the attitudes and actions of women around financial topics found that an ever-increasing percentage of married women are taking charge of financial and retirement planning for their families. Prudential’s “Financial Experience & Behaviors

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Women, Wealth, and Legacy Planning

Whether nurturing the values of children, fulfilling charitable goals, or making investment decisions that affect their own as well as their beneficiaries’ financial security, women play a central role in establishing and preserving family wealth. Consider these statistics:1   Women now control more than half of the investment wealth in the United States. 48% of

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Long Term Care Insurance: The Real Cost of Aging

There is a good possibility that you or your spouse will eventually require some form of long-term care. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 70% of people aged 65 or older will enter a nursing home for some period of time during their lifetimes.1 Whether you or your spouse will

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What Today’s Workers Can Expect From Social Security Tomorrow

Did you know that the age at which many workers will qualify for full Social Security benefits has risen to 67 from 65? If that’s news to you, you’re not alone: The majority of workers are still in the dark about Social Security eligibility requirements and many expect to qualify for benefits payments sooner than

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Let’s Talk About Marriage…….

Marriage affects your finances in many ways, including your ability to build wealth, plan for retirement, plan your estate, and capitalize on tax and insurance-related benefits. There are, however, two important caveats. First, same-sex marriages are recognized for federal income and estate tax reporting purposes. However, each state determines its own rules for state taxes,

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What’s Your Definition of Risk?

When it comes to investing, many people associate risk with losing money. But investing demands different forms of risk. Understanding each type — and the possible return linked with your retirement portfolio — can help you determine whether your investments are suitable for your situation. Examining Risk and Return Stocks historically have displayed the highest