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Turmoil in Long-Term Care Insurance

October 2, 2010

Last month John Hancock announced substantial premium increases on existing policies, with increases averaging 40%. Hancock attributed the increases to unanticipated longer life expectancies and higher-than-anticipated claims. Hancock expects the increases to go in effect in January 2011. But at least some insurance analysts disagree. They say key states (Florida, California, New York) are not […]

Bob’s Library

October 1, 2010

Bob’s Library In minutes you can have Bob’s most popular and valuable reports or order his books. Just click on one of the titles below… To My Heirs… IRA Investment Guide: A Road Map for Avoiding the Traps and Penalties for IRA Investments Secrets to Boosting Social Security Benefits Personal Finance for Seniors for Dummies […]

Bob’s Library

October 1, 2010

Bob’s Library In minutes you can have Bob’s most popular and valuable reports or order his books. Just click on one of the titles below… To My Heirs… IRA Investment Guide: A Road Map for Avoiding the Traps and Penalties for IRA Investments Secrets to Boosting Social Security Benefits Personal Finance for Seniors for Dummies […]

Why retire?

September 30, 2010

You may think that’s a strange question from someone writing a newsletter on retirement planning. It’s well worth asking, because the key to a successful retirement is not money. The key to a happy retirement is knowing what you want from those post-career years. A new survey shows that many of the wealthy don’t retire […]

About Bob Carlson and Retirement Watch

October 3, 2007

Many people ask me how I found my way to this business of writing the only publication devoted to all the financial aspects of retirement and retirement planning. It was not a direct route, and certainly not something I dreamed of as a youngster. I was trained as a CPA and attorney. I passed the […]

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