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Getty Images Under almost any circumstance, tapping your retirement plan savings for cash is a bad idea. Tax professionals and financial advisors will almost universally tell you to use all other sources of liquidity before you hit your tax-advantaged retirement accounts. “Certain IRAs and qualified plans are protected from creditors,” said Ryan Losi, a CPA
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Getty Images It’s no secret that many people worry whether Social Security will be there for them when they retire. And recent headlines could be stoking those fears. Last week, the Social Security Administration announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment will be 1.3% in 2021. The change will amount to just $20 more per month for
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Virojt Changyencham | Moment | Getty Images As of mid-September, there were 26.5 million Americans on some form of unemployment assistance.  Many families and individuals have been forced to deal with unexpected health costs and uncertain education and day care situations in their communities. Many Americans are facing a grave threat of financial insecurity, having
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Getty Images It’s no secret that 2020 has been an unpredictable year. And that uncertainty can cloud the decisions we make, especially when it comes to money. Consequently, investors and their financial advisors need to be on their guard for clouded decision making that could lead to regrets later. “It’s possible that the times have
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Martin Seay of FPA Source: Financial Planning Association Martin Seay’s term as president of the Financial Planning Association has, to say the least, been an eventful one so far. Not only has the coronavirus pandemic changed just about everything in the advisory industry, but the Black Lives Matter movement and the nationwide protests that have
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A student leaves the Thurgood Marshal Elementary school after all Seattle Public Schools were abruptly closed due to coronavirus fears on March 11, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Schools will be closed for a minimum of two weeks. The system is the largest public school district in Washington State. John Moore/Getty Images Distance learning got off
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Natasha Alipour Faridani | DigitalVision | Getty Images The government’s release of data on businesses that have participated in the Paycheck Protection Program confirms what many in the financial advice industry already knew: Wealth management firms were among those to have taken the government loans. The data released by the Small Business Administration and Treasury
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shapecharge The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed how close so many Americans are to severe financial insecurity. Over these past four months, millions of American workers have experienced sudden and unexpected losses of their primary sources of income, either temporarily or, for many, permanently. While stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment benefits have filled in some gaps,
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AleksandarNakic Our nation is facing unprecedented times, and financial advisors are facing upheaval when their clients need them the most. More than 40 million people have applied for unemployment benefits since early March, while the economic outlook remains grim. The Atlanta Federal Reserve projects that the nation’s gross domestic product during the second quarter will
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