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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
The Pre-Retirement Checklist
This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.
Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Variable Universal Life Insurance
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
Learn about the dangers of internet fraud with this highly educational and fun “pulp” comic.
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Learn about the advantages of Business Owner Policies with this highly educational and fun animated video.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Ready for retirement? Find out why many are considering encore careers and push your boundaries into something more, here.