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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
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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
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Types of Stock Market Analysis
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Learn about the risks of not having health insurance in this informative article.
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Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or another qualified retirement plan.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
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Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
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Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.