Don’t Buy Critical Illness Insurance
LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

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It’s More Like a Lottery Ticket Than Serious Insurance Critical illness insurance, also sometimes called catastrophic illness insurance or “dread disease” insurance, has boomed in recent years. Offered as an optional benefit by many employers, it’s designed to supplement traditional health insurance if you develop certain serious illnesses or health conditions, such as cancer, a heart attack or a stroke. …

eHeziDon’t Buy Critical Illness Insurance
LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

Keep Calm When the Stock Market Plunges; It Can Create Opportunity
By PAUL JACOBS (CFP®)

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Investors can get queasy when the stock market plunges. But there’s a bright side. During a downturn, stocks are on sale. The recent drop—and inevitable future plunges—can provide opportunities that investors have not seen for quite some time. The key is to keep calm during downturns and stick to your long-term investment plan. It’s important to keep your head during …

eHeziKeep Calm When the Stock Market Plunges; It Can Create Opportunity
By PAUL JACOBS (CFP®)

Is Your Universal Life Insurance Policy about to Crash? What to Do If It Is.
By SHOMARI HEARN (CFP®) (EA)

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If you’re stuck with a failing universal life insurance policy, what should you do? People who bought these policies in the 1980s and ‘90s are now often stuck paying much higher premiums to keep the policy in force. Since many of them are retired, they find it hard to shell out more. If you’re in that situation, you do have …

eHeziIs Your Universal Life Insurance Policy about to Crash? What to Do If It Is.
By SHOMARI HEARN (CFP®) (EA)

Kashoggi In Context
By By LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

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FT. LAUDERDALE, FL — October 25, 2018 — Someone in Saudi Arabia – and most of the available information points to the crown prince, who is the country’s real power center – dispatched a hit squad to murder a dissident commentator inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul. This much is clear. The question now is: What to do about it? …

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Puerto Rico Invites A Write-Off
By LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

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Puerto Rican officials recently released a report saying that nearly 3,000 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria. Many people are upset, although few are surprised, at the revelation that the storm cost many more lives than official estimates reflected. You may have had to look harder to find another headline about Puerto Rico a few weeks earlier, since …

eHeziPuerto Rico Invites A Write-Off
By LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

The Era of Celebrity Mutual Fund Managers Is Over: Look for a Great Team Instead
By PAUL JACOBS (CFP®)

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Funds that Hitch Their Wagon to a Star Are Too Risky The era of celebrity mutual fund managers is over. A few titans retired with their reputations intact, but many have been shown to have feet of clay. Even in this era of indexing, there’s still a place for active management for a certain part of your portfolio. But don’t …

eHeziThe Era of Celebrity Mutual Fund Managers Is Over: Look for a Great Team Instead
By PAUL JACOBS (CFP®)

Follow These Guidelines to Draft a Harmonious Prenuptial Agreement
By LARRY ELKIN

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Focus on Key Financial Issues and Keep it Simple   Not every couple needs a prenuptial agreement, but some do. I recommend a prenup when: • One or both partners already have a child. • One fiancé or both have a business, or have or expect to get shares of a family business. • One or both enter the marriage …

eHeziFollow These Guidelines to Draft a Harmonious Prenuptial Agreement
By LARRY ELKIN

Four Big Retirement Threats and How to Protect Yourself
By THOMAS WALSH CFP©

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Four big expenses can wreak havoc with your retirement. Here are our big expenses to consider and how to best prepare for them. Threat: Premature death of a spouse and resulting loss of Social Security and/or pension income Going from two Social Security checks to one can cause a significant drop in income. So can the loss of a private …

eHeziFour Big Retirement Threats and How to Protect Yourself
By THOMAS WALSH CFP©

Employer Plans Should Be Free to Offer Socially Aware Investments
By PAUL JACOBS CFP(R)

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An increasing number of investors want their portfolios not only to do well but also to do good. But, at least according to the U.S. Labor Department, retirement investors with such goals need to be saved from themselves. “Environmental, social and governance” criteria, usually abbreviated ESG, represent a set of standards rapidly gaining acceptance by investors as a tool for …

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Another Albany Vulture
By LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®

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It makes little sense sense to be grossed out at discovering that a prominent New York politician is a two-faced, self-aggrandizing hypocrite, just as there is no point in being grossed out at vultures for eating rotting roadkill. It is in their DNA. Anything and anyone that emerges from the ooze that is the Albany statehouse should be presumed slimy. …

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By LARRY M. ELKIN, CPA, CFP®