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Dollars and Sense

  Jeff LeFave Another year has passed, which means it’s time for some New Year’s resolutions. Here are some ideas to think about: Increase contributions to your employer-sponsored retirement plan. For 2018, you can contribute up to $18,500 (or $24,500 if you’re 50 or older) to your 401(k) or similar plan, such as a 403(b),…

Dollars and Sense: Does market volatility scare you?

Jeff LeFave On Halloween night, you may have seen a parade of monsters, demons, Transformers and other frightening individuals stopping by your house, exercising their right to demand candy. Fortunately, their appearance will be unlikely to cause you unpleasant dreams. But some people seem to have real fears about other things – such as what…

Dollars and Sense

Try to overcome “roadblocks” to a comfortable retirement Mary Diamond In your life you will want to take many journeys. But few will be as important as retirement – specifically, a comfortable retirement. And that’s why it’s so important to consider the roadblocks you might encounter on your road to the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned.…

Dollars and Sense: Financial Focus: Diversification is still important for retirees

Jeff LeFave During your working years your primary investment goal is generally growth – you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But when you retire, should you change course and adjust your investment strategy from “offense” to “defense”? Actually, it’s not quite that simple.…

Dollars and Sense

Diversification is still important to retirees Edward Jones Financial Advisor During your working years, your primary investment goal is generally growth – you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But when you retire, should you change course and adjust your investment strategy from offense…

Dollars and Sense

Don’t let your investments take a “vacation” It’s summer again – time for many of us to take a break and possibly hit the open road. But even if you go on vacation, you won’t want your investments to do the same – in summertime or any other season. How can you help make sure…