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BFG in the News: James answers a reader’s question about withdrawing from retirement accounts using the 4% rule

James Suazo, ChFC®, is quoted on this topic, answering a reader’s question on NJMoneyHelp.com by Karin Price Mueller, “I want to retire. Should I use the 4% rule?”, originally published on February 22, 2023. The 4% withdrawal rate has been used over time as rule of thumb for withdrawals in retirement. However, we recommend reviewing your specific plan. What is your current ...

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Women and Money: Why It’s Important to Take Control of Your Finances

In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, and International Women's Day on March 8th, we felt it was important and timely to share this article on women and money, to reinforce the importance of women taking control of their finances. “Women and Money: Why It’s Important to Take Control of Your Finances” by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, was originally posted on March 4, 2020 on Schwab.com.

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2023 Financial Checklist

The start of a New Year is a good time to share our financial checklist again. We created our checklist in January of 2020, as we began a new decade, to help people take a fresh look at their financials.  As Financial Advisors, we are dedicated to educating our clients and our community about the importance of their financial health.  We hope you find this checklist helpful! You can download the checklist here:

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Social Security Increase for 2023

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced on Thursday, October 13, 2022, that it will be increasing Social Security (SS) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits by 8.7 percent in 2023. This is the highest increase in 41 years. This cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin for more than 65 million SS beneficiaries in January 2023 and for more than 7 million SSI beneficiaries, on December 30, 2022. Some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits.

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Medicare Annual Enrollment – Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, 2022

Medicare is health insurance for individuals who are 65 and older, under 65 with certain disabilities, or those who have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The Medicare annual open enrollment period for the 2023 Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription plans begins Oct. 15, 2022 and runs through December 7, 2022. You can change your Medicare Advantage and Part D plans without special enrollment requirements. The 2023 Medicare Parts A & B premiums and deductibles will be available in the latter part of the Annual Enrollment period at cms.gov. If you are applying for Medicare for the first time:

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