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Financial Planning for Adult Children with Special Needs

By Bennett Whitlock, CRPC®, Private Wealth Advisor If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you’ve likely dedicated much of your life to researching, providing and advocating for the best care for your child. So naturally, you may worry about what will happen when you are no longer able to supervise your child’s care due to declining health or death. Fortunately, there are steps …

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Five Ways to Manage Investors’ Top Fear: Healthcare Expenses

By Bennett C. Whitlock III No matter your financial situation, it’s normal to have financial concerns as you plan for the future. According to recent research from Ameriprise Financial, the number one fear for those in their 50s through 70s is managing healthcare expenses for themselves or a family member. This same concern ranks number two for investors in their …

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Putting Cash to Work May Get More Rewarding

By Bennett Whitlock III Cash has a role to play in a diversified portfolio for long-term investors in any market situation, particularly when interest rates and volatility are on the rise. If you have a portion of your portfolio in cash, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve reviewed your cash position, read on. The role of cash For many …

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Four Innovative Ways to Boost the Impact of Your Charitable Giving

By Bennett C. Whitlock III If philanthropy is part of your financial strategy, you may want to think outside of the box and look for methods of giving that go beyond traditional monetary donations. Recent changes in the tax landscape may also be a reason to take another look at how you give financially. The following are four increasingly popular …

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Working Part-Time in Retirement Can Impact Your Finances in Surprising Ways

By Bennett Whitlock, CRPC®, Private Wealth Advisor Traditionally, retirement means leaving the workforce to pursue decades of relaxation. However, today’s retirees and pre-retirees are reshaping what it means to leave the workforce. Retirement may be an opportunity to open a small business, start consulting or land a side job that explores your passions. If your next phase includes earning an income, there are some financial considerations …

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The Value of Working an Extra Year or Two Before Retirement

By Bennett Whitlock To retire or not retire — that is the question many Baby Boomers are pondering as they approach the traditional age of retirement. On one hand, they want to enjoy the retirement they worked so hard for, yet on the other, they may not be ready to leave the workforce and live off their savings. If you …

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How Women Can Overcome Four Financial Challenges

By Bennett Whitlock For women today, life can be a balancing act between family, career and personal obligations. At the same time, women often face unique challenges when it comes to managing their finances. If you are a woman working to build your financial confidence today and tomorrow, understanding key challenges is the first step to overcoming them. Challenge #1 …

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Three Steps to Handle Market Volatility as You Approach Retirement

By Bennett Whitlock Swings in the stock market can cause emotions to run high, particularly for investors who are approaching retirement. And for good reason. Recent research from Ameriprise Financial uncovered that the biggest financial setbacks American investors have experienced in their 50s through their 70s is market losses. Though most respondents – 62 percent – have fully recovered from …

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Whitlock Wealth Management Hosts National Speaker on Understanding Social Security

Provided by Whitlock Wealth Management Individuals approaching retirement should have a basic understanding of Social Security. Knowing eligibility requirements, how benefit amounts are determined, and filing options will help when deciding on the best time to start receiving benefits. During this complimentary seminar, attendees will learn the basics of Social Security, How Social Security works, how to calculate your benefits …

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Maintaining Financial Stability After a Job Loss

By Bennett Whitlock, CRPC® Private Wealth Advisor Finances can be a major source of stress for many Americans as they strive to balance a myriad of priorities. This financial stress is particularly prevalent for those who experience a job reduction or loss and no longer have the same amount of income coming in on a monthly and/or annual basis. The following tips can help you …

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