Category: Retirement & Retirement Planning
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How the SECURE Act Can Help Maximize Your Retirement

March 11, 2020

Heidi Heath, IACCP®

Saving for retirement just became easier and more ubiquitous for working Americans. On December 20, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was signed and...

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When the Retirement Dream Becomes Reality, You’ve Got Important Pension Decisions to Make

August 23, 2019

Nick Spagnoletti Jr., CFP®

Congratulations! Retirement day is here (or nearly here)! Further kudos if you’re among the lucky 20% of full-time, private workers who have a qualified employer-sponsored retirement plan in...

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WealthTrack: Disastrous Retirement Mistakes

May 20, 2019

MACRO Consulting Group

MACRO’s Senior Partner Mark Cortazzo, CFP®, CIMA®, recently appeared on the financial television program, WealthTrack. He joined host Consuelo Mack to discuss avoiding disastrous retirement...

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As You Get Closer to Retirement, the Rules of the Game Are Different

April 30, 2019

Nick Spagnoletti, Jr., CFP®

Whether you realize it or not, there are two distinct stages of your investment lifetime – accumulation and distribution – and the rules for navigating each stage are quite...

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Understanding the Differences Between Investment Management and Wealth Management

March 29, 2019

Andrew Despotakis, CFP®

Engaging a financial advisor to guide you on your financial journey is an important decision; equally so is understanding whether you need investment management or wealth management...

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Kiplinger’s: 5 Ways Your Financial Adviser Should Hold You Accountable

February 1, 2019

Mark Cortazzo, CFP®, CIMA®

Clients often equate wealth management with providing investment advice, but investments are just one subset of a strong financial plan. The others – risk management and tax planning – are also...

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Who’s Your Beneficiary?

July 19, 2018

Thomas Moyer, CFP®

When you leave this earth, many of your assets will pass on to your beneficiary designation – not necessarily according to your wishes or the conditions set forth in your will. “But aren’t...

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The Value of Working with Financial Advisors to Sell Your Business

May 3, 2018

Nick Spagnoletti, Jr., CFP®

When considering the sale of your business, there is no number more important than your number: the amount you need to net from the sale in order to meet your future goals and...

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WealthTrack: Avoid the Nightmare of Running Out of Money in Retirement

April 5, 2018

MACRO Consulting Group

MACRO's Senior Partner, Mark Cortazzo, CFP®, CIMA®, recently appeared on the financial television program WealthTrack. He sat down with Host Consuelo Mack to talk about how not to run out of...

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Three Brothers Walk Into a Financial Planner’s Office…

April 4, 2018

Mark Cortazzo, CFP®, CIMA®

Timing is everything, so the saying goes. This is especially true when it comes to your retirement. Many people may not understand the role timing plays in a successful retirement plan. While most...

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