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Key Highlights from the SECURE Act 2.0

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act 2.0 was signed into law last week as part of Congress’ $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill. A version of the act was initially approved in March by the House before going through revisions in the Senate and ultimately landing in the massive omnibus bill. SECURE…

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Breaking Down the 2023 COLA Increase

The nearly 65 million Americans who receive Social Security retirement benefits will receive the biggest cost-of-living increase in more than 40 years. The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced last week an 8.7% COLA boost for 2023. This marks the largest COLA increase since 1981 and follows last year’s 5.9% increase. The increase will see the average monthly…

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Millennials and Life Insurance

In many ways, Millennials are the perfect storm of opportunity for life insurance agents and advisors. The largest generation in American history also represents more than one-third of the workforce. With the Boomer generation at or near retirement age, and Gen-Xers turning that corner, advisors would be wise to start paying more attention to Millennials.…

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Multichannel Marketing for Advisors

The vast expanse of the digital landscape means a message limited to one channel will miss a portion of the intended audience. Marketing across multiple platforms is a great way to expand your reach and connect with as many prospects as possible – two goals at the heart of any multichannel marketing strategy. Multichannel marketing…

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Are Your Clients Working During Retirement?

Americans are more skeptical about retirement than ever. And understandably so. After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have entered an environment of record inflation rates, higher-than-average gas and consumer goods prices, and a tumultuous stock market. This has all led to an increase in the number of people who plan on continuing to…

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Marketing Automation for the People

Content marketing has become one of the most valuable and effective methods for consumer engagement, far outpacing the traditional strategies many businesses have come to rely upon. According to recent studies, 70% of internet users would rather learn about a product or service through content versus traditional (print, TV, radio) advertisements (Cision). Are you taking…

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Marketing Strategies for A Volatile Time

Today, record inflation and the biggest stock market slump since the onset of the pandemic are giving retirees good reason to be concerned about their portfolios. The downturn has wiped out an estimated $3 trillion from retirement accounts so far this year; recovery from the decline could take at least two years. While people who…