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47% of American workers have saved less than $25,000 for retirement, and 24% have saved less than $1,000.

Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute, 2017

Will you outlive your retirement income? Are your financial expectations for the coming year realistic?

Our financial newsletters are designed to provide helpful information on a wide variety of financial topics. Simply click on one of the newsletter topics below to read the article in its entirety.

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June

  • HOT TOPIC — Wage Growth: Watching for a Tipping Point

    The factors that may be restraining workers’ wages and the economic implications of continued weakness or a sudden surge.

  • Is Smart Beta for You?

    Unlike traditional index funds, smart-beta funds track indexes that are selected and weighted based on factors other than market capitalization.

  • Rules of the Rollover

    Rolling funds from an employer's plan to an IRA enables you to maintain control regardless of your employment situation.

  • Chained CPI and Your Taxes

    One change made by 2017 tax legislation, a new way of measuring inflation, may have a significant effect on individual taxpayers over the long term.

  • Beyond Medicare: What Are Your Options?

    A Medigap policy or a Medicare Advantage Plan could help provide more stability for health-care spending during retirement.

  • New Tax Breaks for Pass-Through Entities

    The new tax law includes several provisions that could benefit business owners, such as the pass-through deduction and write-offs for capital investments.

May

  • A New Look at Old Retirement Savings Guidelines

    Need help understanding complicated retirement savings guidelines? Here are four ideas to help simplify some savings strategies.

  • Where There's a Will…

    A 2017 survey found that only 42% of U.S. adults had a will or living trust. Here are three basic reasons why everyone should have a will.

  • The Cost of Caregiving

    About 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. provide unpaid care to another adult. Understand the associated financial, physical, and emotional costs.

  • A Steady Strategy

    Dollar-cost averaging can be an effective way to accumulate shares without focusing on market movements.

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