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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Financial Planning

Retirement Planning Strategies for Young Investors

on Apr 5, 2018 11:04:07 AM By | Mark Snyder | 0 Comments | Long Island Retirement Planning
Keep in mind that how you handle your money today may affect how you live tomorrow. Also note that it’s a common mistake to think that one needs a lot of money in order to invest and/or save for retirement. The most important thing actually is to get started. You can’t reach the finish line without entering the race. This is especially critical for young people who have the potential benefit of time on their side. Starting small is better than doing nothing.
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5 Components of a Successful Retirement Plan

on Mar 29, 2018 10:38:21 AM By | Mark Snyder | 0 Comments | Retirement Planning Long Island
Retirement planning does not need to be complicated or overwhelming. In fact, in many ways it can be surprisingly simple, even fun at times as you‘ll see here. While individual situations vary, the five basic components of a successful retirement plan include:
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Retiring on Long Island; Should I Stay or Should I Go?

on Mar 27, 2018 2:54:57 PM By | Mark Snyder | 0 Comments | Retirement Planning Long Island
  Long Island has a lot to offer but it’s also a relatively expensive place to live, especially for retirees. While other locations may be desirable retirement destinations once you’ve adjusted to the warmer climate and lower living costs, will you and your spouse be happy there for the long term?
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No Workplace Retirement Plan? Now What?

on Sep 26, 2017 11:51:21 AM By | Mark Snyder | 0 Comments | Retirement Planning
If you haven’t done much retirement planning or saving there are several steps you can take to get your planning on track. At our office we regularly meet with clients, creating financial plans to help them reach their goals while staying within their budget. We’d be pleased to do the same for you.
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Is the Stock Market Overdue for a Correction?

on Sep 14, 2017 1:51:16 PM By | Mark Snyder | 0 Comments | Stock Market
None of us knows if or when the stock market will suffer a so-called “correction.” What we do know is that when managing your investments, look beyond the volatility of the day focusing instead on adhering to your strategy.  Continue to save, invest and maintain an investment mix that is appropriate for your time horizon, health/personal status and risk tolerance. These are the variables you can control and the most likely to determine whether you succeed at reaching your investment goals. Paper losses only become real when the security is sold and volatility is the market’s way of testing your level of commitment and courage. And volatility does not equal loss, unless you sell.
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Strategic Investing

on Aug 31, 2017 12:10:03 PM By | Mark Snyder | 0 Comments | Investment Strategy
Strategic investing, the idea sounds obvious. Shouldn’t all investing be of a strategic nature with the goal to achieve a certain objective?
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Five Easy Ways to Get Your Retirement Back on Track

on Aug 17, 2017 12:24:26 PM By | Mark Snyder | 0 Comments | Retirement Planning
Good Financial Habits, Willingness to Change Behavior Are Key The truth is, most of us have never been taught to become a millionaire. Another truth is that while the steps below cannot guarantee that you’ll become a millionaire, if regularly followed, they can improve your overall financial health and well being. And if you’ve forgotten, neglected or have just been unable to adequately prepare for your retirement or financial future, the steps below can help you to move in the right direction.
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Stocks vs. Mutual Funds, Which Is Better for You?

on Aug 3, 2017 10:51:42 AM By | Mark Snyder | 0 Comments | stocks Mutual Funds
Gone are the days when funds invested in a bank savings or money market account earned about 4% interest with virtually no risk, near instant access and little else to think about.
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How Much Do I Need to Save?

on Jun 30, 2017 11:45:34 AM By | Mark Snyder | 0 Comments | Retirement Planning
Many Americans realize the importance of saving for retirement, but knowing exactly how much they need to save is another issue altogether. With all the information available about retirement, it is sometimes difficult to decipher what is appropriate for your specific situation.
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Saving for Retirement - Mastering Retirement's 10 Steps

on Jun 29, 2017 3:23:22 PM By | Mark Snyder | 0 Comments | Retirement Planning
Should You Have a ‘Money Date’?
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