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Today’s Costs of Long Term Care

Today’s Costs of Long Term Care Financially preparing for retirement is essential in order to maintain your quality of life as you age. As long-term-care costs continue to rise, having adequate money to cover any medical situations is an escalating concern. And the need for long-term care will affect the majority of Americans: 70% of […]

More Record Highs

Bravias Weekly Market Commentary More Record Highs Last Friday, all 3 major domestic indexes continued their streak of weekly gains and record highs. The S&P 500 added 0.15%, and the Dow was up 0.43%. Meanwhile, both indexes posted their 5th weekly gain in a row. In addition, the S&P 500 and Dow each hit intraday […]

Financial Reminders for Empty Nesters

Financial Reminders for Empty Nesters So, you have sent the kids off on their own and now find yourself an empty nester. This new life stage brings quieter vibes in the house and less multitasking to manage. But beyond the physical changes, you also have new financial factors to address in order to support efficient, […]

Third Quarter Review

Bravias Weekly Market Commentary 3rd Quarter 2017 Review   This Monday, October 9, marks the 10-year anniversary of the S&P 500’s highest point before the Great Recession. While the ensuing decade has provided quite a rocky road for the markets at times, the recovery is undeniable.[i] In fact, last week, markets posted one record high […]

Tax Benefits Available As You Age

Bravias Weekly Briefing Tax Benefits Available As You Age   Finding any helpful reason to pull down your tax liabilities is a welcomed benefit, no matter one’s age. But, once you move into your golden years, exploring new tax benefits is worth the time and effort—you may have specific tax benefits available to you that […]

Another Week of Highs

Bravias Weekly Market Commentary Another Week of Highs Before we begin our weekly commentary, we wanted to take a moment to honor the victims of Sunday’s terrible attack in Las Vegas. Though details are still scarce, it is the most devastating mass shooting in U.S. history. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and […]

Ways To Stay Active In Retirement

Ways To Stay Active In Retirement Once retired, many once-active people fall prey to the lure of the couch. With newfound time on their hands and a new life stage before them, finding ways to occupy themselves can be challenging. Yet, making a point to stay active and engaged is important for retirees. In fact, […]

Market Review – August 2017

Market Review – August 2017 “WORLD PROFITS” The third longest US recovery since World War II extends its life farther. The US economy grew at a 2.6% annualized rate in the second quarter of the year. Spending by consumers and businesses helped fuel the economy’s expansion. Consumer purchases rose by 2.8%, which was an improvement […]

5 Critical Financial Issues to Consider in Remarriages

  5 Critical Financial Issues to Consider in Remarriages   About one-third of U.S. residents ages 15 and older have been married at least twice, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.[i] Remarriage among American ages 55 and older is on the rise, while their younger counterparts are becoming less likely to have remarried.[ii] […]

9 Facts About Social Security

9 Facts About Social Security Social Security’s been a fact of retirement life ever since it was established in 1935. We all think we know how it works, but how much do you really know? Here are nine things that might surprise you. The Social Security trust fund is huge. At $2.8 trillion at the […]