Advice Center

How can I optimize my Social Security benefits to ensure the best income in retirement?

There are many situations to consider when you are figuring a Social Security strategy.

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What are the benefits of a Roth IRA?

Roth IRAs have become increasingly common because they offer savers many potential advantages and can help you arrange tax-free retirement income.

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How can I protect my assets if I need long-term care?

People today know they might need to pay for long-term care, but not many want to buy long-term care insurance, as it can be expensive and they may never use it.

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I’m worried about losing my retirement savings as markets shift. What should I do?

Many people fret about volatile stock markets and possible slowdowns in economic growth.

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Will I have enough money in retirement to last my lifetime?

If you’re like most people, you want a retirement that matches your idea of a good life – even if you live longer, as many people are doing these days.

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How do I best prepare myself to handle the uncertainties of retirement?

There are several uncertainties that can thwart your retirement plans.

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With the current political climate, I’m nervous about my investments. What should I do?

Depending on your time horizons and risk temperament, we encourage looking at long-term investing and usually recommend staying the course.

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How can I make sure I’ll have the retirement lifestyle I want?

When it comes to retirement, if you fail to plan, then plan to fail.

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Do I Really Need Long-Term Care Insurance?

Long-term care is an important issue we could all potentially face, and planning for it should be part of your overall financial plan.

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When is the right time to choose a financial advisor?

It’s never too early to choose a financial advisor.

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How ‘Secure’ Is Your Retirement?

Social Security and Medicare trustees expect the programs’ costs to surpass income next year. This means the programs will have to rely on a trust fund to cover benefits – and officials anticipate that fund will run out by 2035, according to an April 22, Wall Street Journal report.

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A History of Helping Others

For 108 years, Warner and Company, now known as Bell Insurance, has been a large part of the story of Fargo, N.D., sharing in the excitement of growth and persevering together through tragedy.

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Do You Have the Insurance Coverage You Need?

Insurance is all about preparation and protection – it’s preparing for the unexpected so you can protect your assets, family and finances as much as possible should the worst-case scenario happen.

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How to Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes Retirees Make

We spend so much time focused on saving for retirement that sometimes we forget to continue planning once we reach our retirement goals.

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