For those who are working full time trying to accumulate wealth, their ability to work and make money is often their most valuable asset. For instance, someone who is 35 and earning $150,000 per year will typically earn almost $10 million dollars by the time they are age 65. This statistic assumes an annual 5…

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The term “asset protection” has many connotations. For most people it means shielding assets from claims of creditors. Because we live in a very litigious society, it’s probably wise to consider creating a minimum level of wealth that no one can take away from you.   There are essentially three different ways to protect assets:…

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Ever since the start of the huge bull market in the 1980s and 1990s, the 60/40 portfolio was a great way to reduce the volatility in one’s portfolio. The bond portion of the portfolio would spit out 6 to 8 percent yields and, just as importantly, the bonds would tend to rally and yields would…

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Florida residents are eligible for free health care and nursing home services if they possess only limited resources. For Florida residents, non-exempt assets must be below $2,000 to qualify. Exempt assets include one’s home, personal belongings, household furnishings, an automobile, irrevocable burial trusts and certain income-producing real estate. Anyone who is incurring substantial health care…

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