Archive - October 6, 2011

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How Bad Could it Get For Our Economy?
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How You Can Be a Part of Solving America’s Debt Crisis
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The Benefits of Buying Long-Term Care Insurance Now

How Bad Could it Get For Our Economy?

Headlines scream doomsday to us: “The Dow is down 14%!” “Who can fix Europe?” “Even gold is crashing!” “Could the Dollar become worthless?”

I have been hearing concern from clients lately, especially since it looks like we are headed for a ‘double dip’ recession. Other than Treasury bonds, all other investment options --- from stocks to junk bonds to real estate --- look awful, except to those few among us who can stand the risk of buying into a downward spiraling market. And with the 30-year Treasury yielding less than 3%, forget about finding a safe haven. So what is… Read More

How You Can Be a Part of Solving America’s Debt Crisis

Since April 2011 Americans witnessed a political theater over the U.S. debt ceiling. The Standard and Poor’s review of that performance resulted in a downgrade of the federal government’s credit rating.

While Congress raised the debt ceiling for now, the U.S. debt remains a problem and the short-term solution offered by the deal in Congress does little to give us a long-lasting solution.

The creation of a “super” deficit committee by Congress merely kicked the can down the road. Congress, and its long years of indecision regarding what to do about deficits and the national debt, is the problem!

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The Benefits of Buying Long-Term Care Insurance Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term care can be extremely expensive – costing up to $70,000 per year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

It’s also not covered by Medicare or most health insurance policies.

For this reason, as Suzanna de Baca points out, a long-term care insurance policy may be worth investing in if you want to keep on living in your home into your 80s or 90s.

Getting it while you’re young and relatively healthy can buy you affordable coverage – and a lot of peace of mind to boot.

Benefits typically …

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