Joanne Reilly

5 Ways Tech Is Changing Retirement

There was a time when growing older meant relying on family or hired help to assist with health, cognitive and financial issues. While we may not be leading fully automated lives like the characters in futuristic movies and sci-fi novels, new technological advances are allowing many people to live independently for much longer. Whether you want to ...Read More

Fraud Happens. To US. Here’s What to Watch For…

Seniors lose $36.4 billion each year to financial abuse — $16.8 billion of which comes from deceptive investing tactics designed specifically to take advantage of older Americans.¹ Also known as “financial exploitation,” this type of investment fraud is defined by the use of misleading language to obtain account information and permission to access...Read More

Investor Lessons from COVID-19

Key Points Recent volatility exemplifies the value of diversification and a personalized, long-term investment strategy. It’s important to put the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and near-term financial implications into perspective. Consider with your advisor how proven solutions such as dollar-cost averaging benefit you across a range of market c...Read More

5 Financial Tips for Women

According to AARP, only 39% of women are confident they will have enough resources to live comfortably 25 years into retirement, compared to 54% of men.1 Women often juggle multiple responsibilities, which can make it challenging to plan for their financial future. At home, they may balance care for both kids and/or aging parents. Professionally, w...Read More

Stock Market Performance During and After Bear Markets

  When stocks move into a bear market — defined as falling at least 20% or more from 52-week highs — they have recovered over time. As the below table of the S&P 500® Index illustrates from 1950 to present day, when the selling pressure finally hits a bottom, stocks have a strong track record of bouncing back over the next three, six and 1...Read More

Reduce Your Health Care Costs: 6 Great Tips!

  Key Points   Medical costs typically go up as you age and can account for a large portion of your overall expenses in retirement. There are many health-care related expenses that are not covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Your health and wealth can be closely tied – especially when it comes to planning for retirement. The actions you take...Read More

Before You File: 4 Changes to 2019 Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service adjusted several tax provisions for 2019, including some that could impact how you file and choose to save for retirement. Here are the facts you should know before you file your 2019 taxes. 1. Taxable income bracket amounts have increased The income limits for each tax bracket have increased for 2019. The tax rates are...Read More

Prevent Tax ID Theft – Here’s Your Checklist!

Key Points The IRS estimates that it paid $3.1 billion in fraudulent identity theft refunds in a recent year. Identity thieves can use your information to file fraudulent returns in your name while they pocket the return. Get your personal identification number (PIN) early and keep your paperwork secure to help prevent your personal financial infor...Read More

Long-Term Care Insurance: Pros, Cons and Why It Matters

Key Points Long-term care insurance costs can be managed by adjusting your daily benefit levels. Costs vary by location, so it’s best to get local estimates and determine what benefits you may need. New hybrid insurance products can help you or your family benefit from the policy regardless of whether you use the long-term care coverage or not. Lon...Read More

Talking Money with Siblings: Beyond Rivalry

Key Points Nearly two-thirds of siblings talk about money with each other While financial conflicts are rare, they usually involve issues regarding parents Uniting to deal with money issues can help protect family assets Talking about money with immediate family members is not always an easy conversation to initiate. Why? For starters, the conversa...Read More

5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid

Retirement isn’t what it used to be. Most of us will want to stay active — with travel, family, volunteer activities and hobbies — long after we leave our full-time jobs. In addition, we’ll most likely be living longer than retirees of the past. According to U.S. government figures, if you’re an average American, you can expect to live into your 80...Read More

Going It Alone? Here’s Some Savvy Financial Strategies

More than 4 in 10 Americans are unmarried — and 19.5 million are retiring single While some expenses may be higher for retired singles, there may be ways to save If you’re suddenly single, your advisor can help prioritize decisions by urgency If you or a parent are one of the 19.5 million Americans retiring single, you’re in good company. Close to ...Read More

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