Financial Planning & Wealth Management

It’s National Save for Retirement Week: Give yourself the gift of a happy retirement

Many people are apprehensive about planning for retirement. Either they feel like it’s so far off they don’t need to bother with it now or they regret not putting away enough earlier. No matter where you are on your path to retirement, now is the time to start planning. It’s National Save for Retirement Week, which makes it the perfect time to remember that if you want to have a happy retirement, it’s important to seriously consider how you can maximize your retirement planning efforts.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Financial Planning & Wealth Management

The better way to buy a house: SAC FCU’s low down payment mortgage

When you’re getting ready to buy a house, particularly for the first time, it can be challenging to navigate the countless fees, interest rates, and loan options. Fortunately, you’ve got a friend in the business. Read on to learn how, or visit the convenient SAC FCU online mortgage center for more information.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Helping you answer the question, “How much do I need to retire?”

If you plan right, there will come a day when you hang up the gloves, so to speak, on your working days. If you’re asking yourself, “How much do I need to retire?” what’s really on your mind might be at what point you can stop working for a living and start living for the dreams, passions, people, places, interests, and causes that matter most to you. The three simple questions below will help you solve your retirement savings riddle.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Financial Planning & Wealth Management

It’s Life Insurance Awareness Month! Important advice for your financial future.

In the 2014 Insurance Barometer Study, nearly 60 percent of those surveyed noted they haven’t bought life insurance yet because they have other financial priorities. Most of that group put expenses like cable TV or cell phones ahead of buying life insurance.

Yet this type of insurance can be a crucial part of any financial plan, says Ryan Shaughnessy, LUTCF®, CLTC, an LPL Financial Advisor with SAC FCU Wealth Management.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor