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Going Social


 Seven Reasons to Take Social Security Sooner


 Despite the conventional wisdom, clients might prefer to take their payments today.

Don’t believe what all the so-called Social Security “specialists” are telling you. Their advice to ‘spend all of your money and rely on the..



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Did you miss the healthcare annual enrollment deadline? Are you planning an international trip? Have you started a new job but don’t have health..




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Two viable solutions to solving the Social Security riddle are presented here. Of course, without decreasing benefits, both involve increased..

 Social Security: Demographic Realities Create Big Challenges 


 Without any fixes, starting in 2033, Social Security might be able to pay out only 77% of scheduled benefit








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A million bucks isn't what it used to be! The benchmark of wealth in the 1960s would require $8.5 million today. You should still have a goal to save up $1mm, not so you will be wealthy (the 1% average $8.5mm) but so you can AFFORD to retire one day. Never fear, our advisors are here to show you how it can be easy when you have a plan.

$1M is not what it used to be


When it comes to living comfortably in retirement, that target symbol of wealth is past its prime. How far will $1 million go when Millennials reach retirement age?






Is employer sponsored health insurance an endangered species? For small businesses, it is already going extinct. For large employers, they have some serious considerations to weigh but it is cheaper to pay penalties than to pay for their employees health insurance. Check out this NY Times article to see more about why we think so. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/upshot/employer-sponsored-health-insurance-may-be-on-the-way-out.html?_r=2

Envisioning the End of Employer-Provided Health Plans


A new study finds the new health care law could create big savings for companies.






Prior to The Affordable Care Act, there were 47 Million Uninsured in America, now there are 41 Million Americans without health insurance! Six million people purchased insurance successfully through the Marketplace as of the 24th of March. The deadline is today but no one is getting through the website since you can't even login to a created account or you can leave a number with the Marketplace for them to callback "sometime after April 1st", according to the phone message. The bad news is this program is becoming a typical federal initiative, overpriced and under-effective; all of this for a 13% reduction in uninsured Americans! The good news is, FSI can help with professional advice and guidance!






This is a brief but highly informative article from the head buyer of bonds in the first round of Quantitative Easing by the Fed Reserve Bank. He readily acknowledges his concern that this policy is only good for Wall Street and Mega Banks, the same ones who caused the mess in the first place! I will give you one guess who will be left holding the bag when the bubble bursts this time. Fill in the blank: ______ Street

Andrew Huszar: Confessions of a Quantitative Easer


In The Wall Street Journal, Andrew Huszar writes that the Fed went on a bond-buying spree that was supposed to help Main Street. Instead, it was a feast for Wall Street





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