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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 Half Million Dollar Baby
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
Do You Owe The AMT?
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.
If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!
Do you have an estate strategy? You should.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
What does the Tax Reform and Jobs Act mean for you?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.