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When Should I Claim My Social Security Benefits?

As people approach retirement, one of the biggest financial decisions that needs to be made is when to claim Social Security retirement benefits. The basic questions are: Should I choose to receive benefits at full retirement age (66 or 67)? Should I choose to receive a smaller monthly benefit before retirement age (as early as age 62)? Should I wait past full retirement age to receive a larger monthly benefit (up to age 70)?   As important as this decision is, there’s no one
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Inflation: What is it and what do I do about it?

If you have bought gas for your car or groceries recently you probably have noticed an uptick in prices. This is an example of inflation that is easily understood by everyone. The harder thing to understand is why it happens.Inflation happens for many reasons. One of those is when too few goods are available to meet consumer demand. An issue contributing to this right now is a supply chain shortage and labor shortages, which are interconnected. Current news coverage says labor issues are causing
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This is a BIG deal! Are Zero Returns Coming Our Way?

This chart shows how the stock market has performed over time. Notice the periods of time where there were zero returns? What does that mean for you?Weyers McKeever Financial Partners can provide guidance and strategies to help minimize these periods of zero return, call today to schedule a phone call with our team.
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Premium Finance Life Insurance

One of the more interesting developments in the last few years has been the opportunity for more households and business owners to take advantage of a strategy which includes bank financing for funding life insurance premiums. The reason why bank financed life insurance is so attractive is that a policy holder will gain the advantage of using other people’s money (sometimes referred to as OPM or by the term “leverage”) to help them increase their wealth, protection, and tax-fre
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2021- The year with the most planning issues to discuss in my 25-year career

Never before in my career have I witnessed the number of planning issues that need to be addressed compared to what is occurring this year.This list includes some of the issues that everyone needs to keep in mind as we move forward in 2021:Stock Market The market is at an all-time high with inflation increases for this last quarter as indicated by Big Charts from Market Watch as of June 2, 2021. What happens next? Is a significant market correction imminent?
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Health Insurance Things to Think About for Retirement Planning

Long-Term Care Insurance: What it Is and What it Is Not One of the largest risks to your retirement plan is the need for Long-Term Care. 69% of those turning 65 this year will need some kind of long-term care during their life, according to longtermcare.gov. Long-Term Care creates a cash flow issue. It is not an asset problem. The problem is not only what will it cost for residential care, which could be $60,000 to $100,000
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The Value of Roth IRAs

The Value of Roth IRAs“It’s not what we don’t know that hurts. It’s what we know that ain’t so.”, Will RogersUnfortunately, there is a great amount of disinformation distributed by financial journalism that is not in the public’s best interest. I asked a mentor of mine why that is, and he replied that the media (magazines, financial TV shows, newspaper articles) are not knowledgeable enough to know the truth, and that they are happy to accept the sponsor
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Who needs to watch action movies when this stuff is going on? - Feb 2021

Wow! Chaos! Divisiveness! Nasty name calling! Conspiracy theories! Who needs to watch action movies when this stuff is going on?In our client meetings this past month, many concerns have been voiced by our clients about the impact on the future of the economy from the change in the Presidential Administration, the political environment (polarized parties, presidential impeachment, lawmakers under attack, etc.), and the pandemic.Interestingly, during all this pandemonium the stock market has been
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