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4 RULES TO LIVE BY IN RETIREMENT

4 RULES TO LIVE BY IN RETIREMENT
  Investing for retirement requires commitment and adherence to a plan over time. But for many clients, the transition from saving money to living off those savings can be unexpectedly fraught with difficulty. They may struggle with the tax implications of withdrawals, as well as when to start making them, how much to withdraw and how often. Here are a few rules they can live by: Rule No. 1: Come up with a plan for doling out the cash. As this Kiplinger article by Bryan S. Slovon points out, clients shouldn’t mistake an investment portfolio for a solid income strategy. They’ll need to...
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5 Toxic Personalities Successful People Avoid

5 Toxic Personalities Successful People Avoid
One of my favorite quotes is by Jim Rohn: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” These words opened my eyes to the fact that the people we hang out with, the people we call friends, they all have an influence on the decisions we make in life, and therefore the success we have (or don’t have). Unfortunately, not everyone pushes us to be better. Some people stop us from following our dreams or talk us out of taking a risk, and we don’t always realize that it’s happening. So it’s important to be aware and consciously choose who we spend time with, to limit...
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S.M.A.R.T. Get Smart With Your Success Goals

S.M.A.R.T. Get Smart With Your Success Goals
At this time of year, people traditionally set goals for next year. Do you have something you want to achieve over the coming months? If so, then you’ll have a much better chance of reaching your goal if you make it “SMART”. SMART is an acronym that refers to the five ingredients of a successful goal: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound. It is based on the work of famed management guru Peter Drucker, but the technique is equally applicable to personal goals. Here’s how it works: Let’s say your goal is to lose weight. To make this goal SMART, you would need to make...
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How Do You Relate to People You Love?

How Do You Relate to People You Love?
Jim was waiting for a friend at the airport and he struck up a conversation with the businessman standing next to him. As they chatted, the businessman’s wife and children ran up to the luggage carousel. The children hugged him repeatedly, and his wife gave the businessman a long, passionate kiss. The businessman introduced Jim to his wife and Jim asked how long they’d been married. “Twenty-five years”, the wife said happily.   “And how long were you gone for?” asked Jim, expecting the answer to be weeks or maybe months. “Two days”, the businessman said. “Just two days?” Jim was...
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Best Quote Ever

Best Quote Ever
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