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Let’s learn more about annuities #2

In my last message, I mentioned the different types of annuities. The fact is, you have several choices when it comes to annuities, allowing you to pick the one (if any) that is suitable for your retirement income strategy. Let’s break them down a bit further. Fixed annuities: What is it? Fixed annuities provide a…

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Get a clearer look at annuities

Chances are, you’ve heard a lot about annuities, but let’s cut through the hearsay and get to the facts. At Blackston Financial Advisory Group, we work with families every day to help build their retirement income strategies and are well-versed in the ins and outs of insurance products and market investments. This includes annuities. Here…

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Geopolitical Fears & 1st Quarter Earnings

In this short trading week, markets picked up where they left off last week. Geopolitical fears across the globe are giving the Dow Jones and S&P 500 pause this week. Russia, North Korea, the Middle East, and ISIS continue to weigh down any positive movements in the overall stock market. Any time the stock market…

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Syrian Conflict/March Employment Figures

As we awoke this morning, news of 59 Tomahawk missiles being dropped on a Syrian military base was the headline of all news outlets across the country. A swift response from President Trump to the gassing of Syrian civilians pushed many international financial markets lower and safe haven assets here at home like gold and…

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What Are You Paying For Investments?

Article By Travis Bender Have you ever thought to yourself “I wonder what fees I am paying within my investments?” Many people I meet with unfortunately have no idea what fees they are actually paying within their investment portfolio. When was the last time you went to buy a car and didn’t ask the price?…

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Financial Planning with Instructions

Have you ever tried to build something without directions? A million different pieces scattered on the floor and no instructions on how to start. Recently, I ordered a piece of furniture from an internet furniture store. When the box arrived, I was unaware that I would need to physically assemble the entire piece of furniture.…

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2017 Emotional Check

Wow, can you believe that 2016 is gone and 2017 is here to stay? This year seems to have flown by for me personally and professionally. As a family, my wife and I welcomed our first child, Brooklyn, on September 16th and we also celebrated our first year of marriage. As a business, we hired…

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4 Common Misconceptions about Retirement Strategies

Given the complexities of preparing for retirement these days, working with a financial professional to prepare a retirement strategy may seem like a no-brainer. Yet, thousands—maybe millions—of people still attempt to retire without the help of a professional, and in some cases without even developing a strategy at all! Over the years, we’ve heard lots…

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