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Getting The Taxman Out Of Your Retirement — Part 2

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Last month, in part one of this article, we discussed how you might be in a lower tax bracket in retirement, but pay a higher tax rate. In this article, we’ll look ...

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Dave Says – Work first, play later

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey. Work first, play later Dear Dave, ...

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Dave Says – More than any amount of money

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   More than any amount of ...

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The financial side of being a caregiver

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One in five Americans is currently an unpaid caregiver, and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that number is on the rise.1 Caring for a family member can be complex. While ...

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Dave Says – Good news and bad news

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Good news and bad news ...

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The Retirement Team voted ‘Best of Topeka’ for 2021

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It’s been a season full of recognition for The Retirement Team, a financial advisory firm based out of Topeka. The business recently swept The Best of Topeka finance categories, earning Best Financial ...

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Stop losing retirement money safely

stocks, investments, retirement

Over the course of the average retirement all prices more than double. In fact, they’ll go up more than 2.5 times. Something that costs $100 today will cost $257 by the end ...

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Economic crisis of 2021 forces economists to lower expectations for 2022

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The pandemic, mandates, record inflation, runaway government spending and supply chain problems have created a shaky U.S. economy. As a result, financial institutions and leading economists have lowered their 2022 economic outlooks. ...

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Ready to Play Defense with Your Retirement Savings?

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For most investors, including those saving for retirement, it’s no surprise that markets are subject to up-and-down fluctuations over time. And if you are investing with a long-term perspective, it’s pretty common ...

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Dave Says – Long distance flip?

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey. Long distance flip? Dear Dave, I’ve ...

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How to get cheap (or free) health insurance if you retire early

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I often hear when I first meet with someone that the only reason they are still working is to pay for health insurance until they can get on Medicare at age 65. ...

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How low can rates go?

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Looking back to the start of the century, interest rates have been in decline. Back then the Aggregate Bond Index was paying over 7%. Today? Just 1%. This means in order for ...

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Missouri won’t comply with Democrat’s bank snooping plan

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If the Democrat-controlled Congress enacts invasive new bank financial reporting rules, Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick will not comply. The proposal being pushed by the Biden administration requires financial institutions to report information ...

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‘401(k) plan owners: Watch out’

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Imagine how you would feel if you were on a sinking cruise ship and couldn’t get off because there weren’t any life jackets or backup boats. Now ask yourself, if you were ...

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Dave Says – Let kids make mistakes

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey. Let kids make mistakes (and learn ...

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One reason why ‘target dated’ funds haven’t done well for over a decade

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There’s a reason why we often refer to target date funds as ‘target dated’ funds. These types of investments rely on portfolio construction techniques to decide what to own based on decades ...

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‘Free Britney’ Spears movement fails as judge rules against her

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The “Free Britney” movement has apparently failed after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday struck down Britney Spears’ request to remove her father, Jamie Spears, from the financial aspects of ...

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Dave Says – Try to help him, but move slowly

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey. Try to help him, but move ...

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Nearly 1/3 of investors 65+ sold at the stock market bottom

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Typically when you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, and that applies to the stock market. It’s best to have a plan before trouble comes, rather than make emotional decisions ...

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Dave Says – Dealing with debt collectors

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dealing with debt collectors   ...

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Dave Says – Push the pause button

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Push the pause button Dear ...

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Dave Says – This lady’s getting it done!

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   This lady’s getting it done! ...

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Don’t play politics with your portfolio

Did the outcome of the election make you really happy and excited? Or did it leave you concerned, especially when it comes to your investments? Either way, you shouldn’t play politics with ...

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Dave Says – A very generous offer

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   A Very Generous Offer Dear ...

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How low can interest rates go?

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Looking back to the start of the century, interest rates have been in decline. Back then the Aggregate Bond Index was paying over 7%. Today? Just 1%. This means in order for ...

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