Archive - September 19, 2010

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Making College More Affordable Even As Costs Continue to Rise
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Six Things To Consider Before Purchasing Annuities

Making College More Affordable Even As Costs Continue to Rise

Article in Summary:

  • Tuition and fees increased over 14% for public universities and 6% for private colleges in 2009
  • Families earning $100,000 a year would have to save about $1,000 a month for 18 years
  • The “1/3, 1/3, 1/3” plan works because the funding comes from three sources

Is college now only for the wealthy? The College Board announced that tuition and fees increased over 14% for public universities and 6% for private colleges in 2009. The posted prices for higher education have more than doubled over the last decade, a rate averaging over 7% a year, which far outpaces …

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Six Things To Consider Before Purchasing Annuities

I’ve had several prospects ask about growth and guaranteed annuities being promoted by many in the brokerage and insurance industry.  If there’s one thing you can count on in the financial industry, it’s that the industry will always come up with products that capitalize on fear amongst investors or the frenzy in a particular market segment.  Today, many investors and pre-retirees are discouraged by increased market volatility and low or negative rates of return of late.  The financial and insurance companies respond with products to try and address these concerns and they certainly do sound attractive.

I’ve analyzed and read …

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