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Types of Risk in the Stock Market and How to Mitigate Them

As much as we’d all love to live in a world where bad things never happen, the unfortunate reality is nearly everything in life involves some kind of risk. Whether we are driving to work, playing sports, or having children, we are taking risks every day. Many of these risks are so low we may …

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Strategies for Distributing an Inherited IRA Under the SECURE Act

Since the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was signed into law on December 20, 2019, a whole slew of changes surrounding retirement accounts has come into existence (we summarized some of those changes here). One such change is the elimination of the “stretch IRA,” or the ability of the beneficiary of …

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Should You Still Consider Buying Bonds in Your Portfolio?

When the COVID pandemic began just over one year ago, the Federal Reserve lowered rates from 1.75% to near 0%, causing yields on fixed income instruments across the spectrum to drop to historic lows.  This helped cushion the blow from the pandemic, but it also created a conundrum for investors to consider – should I …

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5 Questions Everyone Can (and Should) Ask Themselves Before Retirement

What do you think of when you hear the word “retirement”? Do you think of travelling to far off, exotic places? Working on your golf game with all your newfound free time? Visiting your children and grandchildren as often as you (or they) want? Maybe you enjoy your career so much you will continue to …

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B&C Financial Advisors Annuity Series – Part 3: Sample Annuity Contract

In the second part of our series on annuities, we took a look at some pros and cons of annuities. To end the series, in this post we will walk through an example of an actual annuity contract one of our clients purchased before becoming a client of B&C Financial Advisors. (We have removed the …

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