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  • The Challenges of Financial Planning When Your Child Has Autism

    April is National Autism Awareness Month, so we wanted to shed some light on the challenges of financial planning for parents who have Autistic children. We hope this overview clarifies some of the options available to you as your child grows, so that you can move forward with confidence for your family. From Two Incomes […] The post The Challenges of Financial Planning When Your Child Has Autism ...

Guidant Wealth Advisors

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Widows Should File Carefully for Social Security Survivor Benefits

    Social Security can be complicated and frustrating for anyone. When you’re a recent widow, Social Security survivor benefits can seem especially overwhelming. You’re not only sorting through rules and paperwork; you’re also sorting through new emotions and situations. It’s a tough time to have to figure out how to apply, so we wanted to share […] The post Widows Should File Carefully for Social Se...

Guidant Wealth Advisors

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • The Reverse Mortgage and Retirement Income

    Making ends meet in retirement can be downright challenging. Even when you do feel prepared, an unexpected health issue or surprise home repair can sometimes throw you off course. And now, Social Security benefits may not be enough retirement income to support your lifestyle. So how can retirees generate more income for the type of […] The post The Reverse Mortgage and Retirement Income appeared f...

Guidant Wealth Advisors

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  • Do I Need an Emergency Fund in Retirement?

    Throughout your life, you’ve probably heard that an emergency fund is a must – or, at least, a very good idea. If you lost your job, those savings would hopefully be able to cover your expenses until you found a new job. But what about after those working years – do you still need an […] The post Do I Need an Emergency Fund in Retirement? appeared first on Guidant Wealth Advisors Blog.

Guidant Wealth Advisors

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Is Social Security Enough Income for Retirement?

    The National Academy of Social Insurance says one in four Americans aged 65 and older are using Social Security as the sole source of income. That means the other 75 percent of the retired population may be finding these benefits are not enough to cover expenses in retirement. Of course, the Social Security program was […] The post Is Social Security Enough Income for Retirement? appeared first on...

Guidant Wealth Advisors

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • This Isn’t Your Parents’ Retirement

    Pensions, early retirement, and spending the Golden Years at active adult communities are practically relics. Nowadays, some Baby Boomers are looking at an entirely different type of retirement from the one their parents had, and those who are even younger may see additional changes as they plan for the future. How Retirement is Different Today […] The post This Isn’t Your Parents’ Retirement appe...

Guidant Wealth Advisors

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Women and Finances: Why Women May Need Life Insurance

    Women’s roles at home and in the workplace are evolving and – along with them – contributions to household finances. Women may need life insurance to protect the value of those assets as well as the non-tangible duties that may help to keep the home running like a fine-tuned machine. How Women are Creating Financial […] The post Women and Finances: Why Women May Need Life Insurance appeared first ...

Guidant Wealth Advisors

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • 2017 Financial Checklist: The To-Dos You’ve Been Meaning to Finish (But Haven’t)

    Your 2017 financial checklist may be like the one you have for home maintenance and repairs: a long list of to-dos and what feels like a short amount of time to actually do them. Thankfully, a new year is here, and it’s time to refresh your memory on the important tasks that can help as […] The post 2017 Financial Checklist: The To-Dos You’ve Been Meaning to Finish (But Haven’t) appeared first on ...

  • Tips for Recovering from Holiday Spending

    The holiday shopping has ended, you’ve cleaned up the wrapping paper, and now it’s time to face the music – or, rather, the bills – and try to recover from the holiday spending. Rest assured, if you used credit cards in the past couple months, you’re not alone. According to a survey from CreditDonkey, 37 […] The post Tips for Recovering from Holiday Spending appeared first on Guidant Wealth Adviso...

  • Do Women Approach Financial Planning Differently than Men?

    Over the years, we’ve assisted all types of clients with their financial planning goals, but when it comes to men and women – some of them certainly have their differences in talking about, learning about, and handling money. In this post, we want to highlight the major distinctions we have personally experienced in the ways […] The post Do Women Approach Financial Planning Differently than Men? a...

  • Is Home Refinancing Your Best Financial Option?

    You may be considering a refinance of your home mortgage, especially with the probability of an interest rate hike later this week. The opportunity to lower your monthly payments at a better interest rate is tempting. But the real question here is, will home refinancing be the right fit for your overall financial plan? Home […] The post Is Home Refinancing Your Best Financial Option? appeared firs...

  • How Might Charitable Giving Help Reduce My Income Tax?

    Charitable giving tends to reside in our hearts and minds around this time of year. Whether it’s a few coins in the bucket at the grocery store or donating children’s toys to a local initiative, we all have our own ways of doing something for the greater good. Consequently, these acts of giving may also […] The post How Might Charitable Giving Help Reduce My Income Tax? appeared first on Guidant W...

  • What is Financial Planning?

    For some people, the idea of financial planning can be quite mystical. Will there be discussions about bad spending habits? How is the financial planner going to know what’s really good for my future? Will they send me away for not balancing my checkbook? We’ve been in business long enough to hear plenty of myths […] The post What is Financial Planning? appeared first on Guidant Wealth Advisors Bl...

  • Low-cost Retirement Investments for Military Servicemembers

    Military servicemembers are privy to incredible financial benefits, not the least of which are federal retirement savings plans. Equipped with unique tax advantages and some of the smallest fees around, these low-cost retirement investments give members of the military some compelling reasons to start saving for the future. Let’s take a look at these less […] The post Low-cost Retirement Investmen...

  • What Is Disability Insurance, and Why Should I Have It?

    Many people have life insurance, health insurance, auto insurance, and assorted other policies, but some have never even heard of disability insurance. The truth is, it could be one of the most important coverages when it comes to your financial plans. Follow along as we define what is disability insurance and why you may want […] The post What Is Disability Insurance, and Why Should I Have It? ap...

  • Why Do I Need an Annual Financial Plan Review?

    You’re still married. You still have two kids. You still plan to retire in 5-10 years. Everything is the same, so why is a review of your financial plan so important? Here are a few of the reasons we encourage a financial plan review every year, no matter what. Tax Codes Each year, the Internal […] The post Why Do I Need an Annual Financial Plan Review? appeared first on Guidant Wealth Advisors Bl...

  • Women’s Finances: How Do You Prepare For The Future?

    It’s a fact: in the U.S., women live longer than men, on average. According to this NPR report, females can expect to outlast their male counterparts by nearly five years. If you’re a woman, that means your finances may need to be planned for and executed differently. Generally speaking, women may need more money than […] The post Women’s Finances: How Do You Prepare For The Future? appeared first...

Guidant Wealth Advisors

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • How Much Will Health Care Cost in Retirement?

    The average 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need an estimated $260,000 to cover health care costs in retirement. On top of that, it will cost $130,000 to insure against long-term care expenses. That’s upwards of $400,000 for health care in retirement, according to the latest estimate from Fidelity Benefits Consulting1. And that doesn’t include […] The post How Much Will Health Care Cost...

Guidant Wealth Advisors

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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  • What’s the Difference between a Bull Market and Bear Market?

    Our clients often ask us about the difference between a bull market and bear market for stocks and what it can mean for their finances. The good news is it’s pretty easy to clarify the terms. The challenge is in knowing how to react during each period. What is a Bull Market? Bull markets happen […] The post What’s the Difference between a Bull Market and Bear Market? appeared first on Guidant Weal...

Guidant Wealth Advisors

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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  • How Life Insurance is Changing in Illinois

    If you live in Illinois, you may be the beneficiary of a life insurance policy and not even know it. According to the Illinois Treasurer, more than $550 million in death benefits have gone unpaid by life insurance companies in the state. And that’s just since 2011. The problem? Companies may be failing to notify […] The post How Life Insurance is Changing in Illinois appeared first on Guidant Weal...

Guidant Wealth Advisors

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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