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Financial Success Requires Planning

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) For others it can be similar to a savings. But for others, it works differently~ In a bank, you can easily
withdraw that money that you have deposited, except in fixed deposits of course. in life insurance, the
death benefit can only be given once you die or meet an accident, as the case may be~ But both can earn
interest, still subject to the policy that you will choose. But at least in life insurance, you will not have a
chance to divert the funds that you have set aside for the future of your family in case you die.
With life insurance, you are referred to as the policyholder. You will have to pay a premium that will
constitute the death benefit. You will be asked to write down or determine your beneficiaries~ If in case you
die on a covered period, then the death benefit will be given to your beneficiaries. This benefit will not only
pay for the debts that you have left or the needs for your funeral but as a sum can be a way in which to
make you family have a good start.
Life insurance is very important. It will take on a burden that your family will face in case you pass away~ This is true if you happen to be the only working parent. How could your spouse provide for your children's
education~ daily subsistence and all? With life insurance, you can extend your love to them even without
your presence. You can continue and make come true the plans that you have dreamed for them. But, to be able to achieve this goal, you must make the wise choices and decision concerning your life insurance
purchase.

Keys to Successful Investing.

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors A successful retirement depends largely on the steps you take during different stages of your life. Here are some rough guidelines.
Your 20s and 30s (Early Career)
It usually makes sense to contribute to IRAs, 401(K), Keoghs, 403(b) and other retirement savings plans while meeting other goals, such as buying a home or starting a family.
Obviously, keep your debt from credit cards and other sources manageable.
If you don't already own a home, consider if this is a good option for you. While a home purchase can be expensive, it also can be an excellent investment and source of tax breaks.
Ask your licensed financial advisor to discuss investment options with a higher potential return. These are the years you might consider the extra risk associated with aggressive investments.

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Steve Azoury

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Social Security is Only a Portion of a Complete Plan

Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) Knowing your Goals, Objectives, and Risk Tolerance will equal a successful Retirement Plan.
If you are not watching the incredible movement in the stock market, you must of just landed
from another planet. The political scene and the transfer of power recently in the White House
has been the cause of much excitement as well as much anxiety in our country. These wild
swings of emotions can have an incredible impact on your investment plan, and the need to be
more diligent than ever is evident in the barrage of news daily.
Long term planning goals can be over taken by short term survival needs. What to do? Below
i've listed some ideas to help you cope with the ever changing financial landscape.

Always Seek the Assistance of a Registered Advisor

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) More Retirement Planning Steps:
Your 40s and 50s (Mid-Career)
You will probably be advised to continue with any IRAs, 401(K), Keoghs and other retirement savings accounts. Once you reach age 50, you can make "catch-up" (extra) contributions to IRAs, 401(K), and other retirement savings accounts.
If you haven't bought a house already, again consider doing so as a source of equity and a place to live in retirement. If you have a mortgage, periodically compare your interest rate to current market rates. If current rates are better, consider refinancing.
As you get closer to retirement, consider reducing riskier investments and adding more conservative, income-producing investments. Again, seek advice from your investment advisor.

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Azoury Financial

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Financial Success Requires Planning

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Your Early 60s (Late Career) Retirement Planning Suggestions:
Get educated on Social Security! There are actually many claiming strategies that you should consider. For example, there are numerous implications if you "retire early" or if you delay retirement.
Discuss with a financial advisor when to withdraw money from your tax-deferred retirement accounts, such as employer-sponsored retirement plans and traditional IRAs. After age 59 ½, you can withdraw some funds without penalty but all withdrawals are usually subject to income taxes.
Under IRS rules, you must withdraw a minimum amount from 401(K), traditional IRAs and certain other retirement savings plans by April 1 of the year after you reach age 70 ½ and each year after that. There is an exception to the rules for someone still working for the employer who sponsors the plan.

Retirement Planning is Key

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) More Retirement Planning Steps:
Your 40s and 50s (Mid-Career)
You will probably be advised to continue with any IRAs, 401(K), Keoghs and other retirement savings accounts. Once you reach age 50, you can make "catch-up" (extra) contributions to IRAs, 401(K), and other retirement savings accounts.
If you haven't bought a house already, again consider doing so as a source of equity and a place to live in retirement. If you have a mortgage, periodically compare your interest rate to current market rates. If current rates are better, consider refinancing.
As you get closer to retirement, consider reducing riskier investments and adding more conservative, income-producing investments. Again, seek advice from your investment advisor.

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Steven Azoury