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Archive for August 2017

[Video ] What Are The Basics of Social Security?

STEPHEN SMALENBERGER, EA This is a topic that becomes important especially when someone is considering retirement or is already retired. When does it make the most sense to start collecting?  That really depends upon your specific situation. In order to start receiving the full value of the benefits that you’ve accumulated over your working career,…

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What is the market?

MICHELLE SMALENBERGER, CFP® Whether it is on the nightly news, in the newspaper, on various financial radio stations or websites, you hear people talk about the market. Yet, what is the market? The market is simply where stocks, bonds and funds are traded.  Here we refer to a handful of common indexes or benchmarks used to…

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[Video] What To Do With My Paycheck?

MICHELLE SMALENBERGER, CFP® It is really important to consider some of the first steps and goals in your financial life.  Before you start thinking about investing or saving for retirement, you need to be sure that you have a good foundation to build upon.  One of the first places to start is being sure to…

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