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Rob Kron

Uncertainty is in the air, particularly if you’re a fixed income investor. As BlackRock’s Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich wrote earlier this week, bond investing is different today than it was in the past. And that may well mean that what you were doing in the past, doesn’t work quite the same (or as well) as it used to.

This is precisely one of those times you should be talking with your financial advisor. What should you ask him/her? Three things (at least.) [click to continue…]

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As if you really needed another reason to thank your spouse, here it is: When it comes to Social Security, your beloved’s benefits could have a meaningful impact on your lifetime “take home pay.”

But you need to play your cards right, and that can be easier said than done. [click to continue…]

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Early Bird Doesn’t Get the Social Security Worm

by on April 10, 2014 | Updated April 15, 2014

Here’s an eye-opening statistic: 73% of Americans who are collecting Social Security (SS) today are receiving less than their full benefit. That’s right — they may not be getting their just deserts.

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