By Ray LeVitre
You're accountable for Your Retirement Future
Inside are twenty significant monetary judgements which can profoundly impression your way of life over the subsequent 40 years. for plenty of retirees, those judgements come as a shock and has to be made swiftly with no right session. yet by way of examining the professional, commission-free recommendation during this ebook, you'll methods to deal with your resources and get ready for the very best retirement.
* Do i've got sufficient cash to retire now?
* How will I hide my clinical expenditures in the course of retirement?
* whilst may still I start taking Social Security?
* How a lot may still I put money into shares, bonds, and cash?
* What standards should still i exploit to spot the easiest investments?
* may still I cancel my lifestyles coverage policy?
* should still I repay my personal loan at retirement?
Ray E. LeVitre is a qualified monetary Planner with approximately two decades of expertise within the monetary providers undefined, operating for constancy, CitiCorp, Mutual of recent York, and Merrill Lynch sooner than beginning his personal company. He has been featured within the Chicago Tribune, cash journal, Newsweek, and Kiplinger's. A fee-only consultant, Ray doesn't obtain fee from any services or products he recommends.
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