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Three Things to Know About Life Insurance

Here are three points about life insurance that many life insurance salespeople would prefer you not to know: 1. Not everyone needs it. 2. Those who most need it are often least able to afford it. 3. It is not a good investment. Let’s take a deeper look at each point.

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First Steps on Path to Financial Security

My hunch is that most people would agree they “should” invest for the future. My second hunch is that many of them don’t know how to start and are afraid of making serious mistakes. One of our resident planners, Sterling Gray, summed up that fear eloquently in a post on the KFG blog: “I noticed […]

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Pot Pie Portfolio a Tasty Investment Recipe

How can I expect a pot pie—a savory pastry with a mixture of potatoes, vegetables, and beef chunks—to taste like a beef pot roast? Even though beef is an ingredient in a pot pie, no reasonable diner would expect the two meals to taste the same. But that same reasonable diner might be perfectly comfortable […]

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Help Yourself to Help the Poor and the Planet

Are you concerned about saving the planet? Would you like to see more government funding for research into projects like developing clean energy? How about helping people who cannot help themselves? Would you like to see more government spending for marginalized populations? Here’s one way you can help both the planet and the poor: Live […]

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Fewer Americans Living in Poverty

Fewer people in the US are living in poverty. According to the October 2017 annual report of the Hamilton Project of the Brookings Institute, the number of Americans living in poverty declined by 13%, or 6 million people, in the two years from 2014 to 2016. That’s encouraging news. Not so encouraging is that 40.6 […]

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