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    • A FEW WORDS ABOUT US

      We here at Leonetti Insurance & Financial Services specialize in looking at the WHOLE PICTURE for our clients by re-allocating and re-positioning retirement assets for safety, growth, legacy planning, and income planning. We gather complete information to help our clients make informed decisions in an easy to understand manner to assist with their particular situation.
    • Farmers Insurance Group is an American insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides other insurance and financial services products.

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      Farmers Inurance

      Farmers Inurance

      Farmers Insurance Group is an American insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides other insurance and financial services products.

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    • Our primary goal is keeping our clients' money safe from volatile and risky investments.

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      Financial Services

      Financial Services

      Our primary goal is keeping our clients' money safe from volatile and risky investments.

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    • Developing the right portfolio of insurance products is an essential step toward a comprehensive financial program or estate planning.

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      Insurance Services

      Insurance Services

      Developing the right portfolio of insurance products is an essential step toward a comprehensive financial program or estate planning.

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    • By Sarah Brenner, JD IRA Analyst Did you inherit an IRA from someone who is NOT your spouse? This is not uncommon. Maybe you inherited from a sibling or a parent or a friend. If this is your situation, you will want to proceed with caution. For nonspouse beneficiaries a wrong move can result in disastrous consequences. So, take your time and do it right. Step one is to carefully explore [...]

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      By Andy Ives, CFP®, AIF® IRA Analyst Question: Your advice, articles, publications and books I’ve purchased over the years have been great and most informative. Great job! My question is with regards to NUA – I retired recently (age 66) and had a company 401(k) to which I contributed over the years and will likely not make any withdrawals until required RMD’s. Within the company [...]

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      By Andy Ives, CFP®, AIF® IRA Analyst Prior to 2002, a default option for paying out required minimum distributions from an inherited IRA to a beneficiary was the 5-year rule. If the IRA owner died before their required beginning date and an election was not made in a timely manner, the account had to be closed by December 31 of the 5th year following the year of death. In 2002, new [...]

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    • Retirement is a stage in life that should be looked forward to and celebrated. But to get there, you have to plan accordingly. Like learning a new skill, planning for retirement is a long-term process that includes countless course corrections and practice along the way. It helps to not only have a clear goal in mind, but also to perform routine check-ups to make sure you’re on the right track.[...]

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      Take it from a professor who has spent the last 10 years focusing on the distribution phase of retirement, here are some lessons to live by. As a professor at The American College of Financial Services and the co-creator of the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) program, I’m often making lists of what I think everyone needs to know about planning for retirement. And, on a [...]

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      Fixed vs. variable annuities In a fixed annuity, the insurance company guarantees the principal and a minimum rate of interest. In other words, as long as the insurance company is financially sound, the money you have in a fixed annuity will grow and will not drop in value. The growth of the annuity’s value and/or the benefits paid may be fixed at a dollar amount or by an interest rate, or [...]

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