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Frequently Asked Questions – Why Do Women Need Life Insurance?

September 11, 2012
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Today, women have more financial responsibilities than ever before. How will your family or loved ones manage financially if you die? Whether you are single, married, employed, or a stay-at-home mom, you probably need life insurance. At the very least, life insurance can help pay for the costs of funeral and burial services, estate administration,…

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Explaining the "Fiscal Cliff"

August 28, 2012
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What is the “fiscal cliff”? It’s the term being used by many to describe the unique combination of tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2013. The ominous term reflects the belief by some that, taken together, higher taxes and decreased spending at the levels prescribed have the potential…

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Financial Perspectives for Women

August 14, 2012
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Today, women have more opportunities to achieve financial success than ever before. However, it’s a fact that women often face obstacles that their male counterparts don’t. It’s important to recognize and account for these challenges. For more information, watch the short video clip below regarding these challenges and other potential financial setbacks. Financial Perspectives: Understanding…

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Proper Financial Planning: Critical for Women

October 19, 2011
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A key goal of investing for retirement is making sure you save enough to make your money last throughout your lifetime. On this score, women may need to save more than men. The current life expectancy of a female at birth is almost 81 years, compared with 75 years for a male. 1 Although six…

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Yours, Mine and Ours — A Couple’s Guide to Retirement Planning

October 12, 2011
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While the reasons for earning two incomes may vary from couple to couple, these families often face a similar financial challenge: participation in separate retirement programs. As a couple, your combined retirement assets are not just limited to what you may have accumulated in your current employers’ retirement plans. You also need to consider any…

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Women, Money and Today's Retirement

September 28, 2011
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Despite all of the other advances made in our society in recent generations, women continue to face unique challenges when it comes to preparing for their financial futures. Recognizing the Shortfalls For starters, women on average still earn less than men, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. And because women tend…

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