Archive for May 2017

Retirement and Financial Freedom, Is There a Difference?

About the author: Chris Abts is the President & founder of Cornerstone Retirement Group based in Reno, NV. He has helped hundreds of clients prepare for retirement through his proprietary planning process. Abts is also a best-selling author and TV show host.  Learn more about Chris.   The typical retirement now lasts about thirty years. …

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Don’t File Away Your 2016 Tax Paperwork Until You Do This

This article was originally posted on Kiplinger   Tax planning 101: Take a close look at these six lines on your completed 2016 return. They could be clues to opportunities to save on your 2017 taxes. Now that tax season’s pretty much officially over, you’re probably happy to take your completed return and stuff it…

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Four Common Social Security Mistakes to Avoid

Using simple math, I can show you that it makes sense to take your benefits early.  Using the same math, I can also show you that it makes sense to defer your benefits until age 70.  Here’s the point.  If your goal is to maximize your Social Security benefits, then it is vital to consider…

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Does Higher Risk Equate to Higher Returns?

Why does risk matter?  First, risk can be seen as the level of certainty, or uncertainty, that you will achieve a specific return over a period of time.  When moving toward retirement, common sense tells you that you should increase the level of predictability in your portfolio. Does higher risk equate to higher returns?  To…

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