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Repurposed: The Untold Story of Retirement in America
How would you react if you discovered you could retire years earlier than you had planned?
For most of us, that sounds like a pipe dream, but author and retirement planner Ben Taatjes had a client who could make it reality. The man entered his office with a few working years ahead of him and left with a two-week notice on his lips, but retirement didn’t deliver on the promises either of them believed it would.
In Repurposed: The Untold Story of Retirement in America, Taatjes pulls back the curtain on the reality that lies just over the crest of age sixty-five. Inside, Taatjes expertly untangles the web of misinformation and unmet expectations to shed light on the path to making retirement the most fulfilling years of your life by living a life “Repurposed”.Learn more
Endorsed Local Provider (ELP)
Taatjes Financial Group has been endorsed by Dave Ramsey since 2007. We consider Dave's principles on being debt-free, budgeting and saving essential to both personal finance and retirement. As Dave Ramsey's ONLY Endorsed Local Provider in the Willmar Area, Dave requires that Ben have the "heart of a teacher." We commit to educating our clients so they understand the decisions they are making.Learn more
How Much Home Can I Afford?
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
How Does Your Credit Score Compare?
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right.
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or another qualified retirement plan.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.