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Will retirement affect your taxes?

By GRA News Blog | February 4, 2020

The deadline for filing your taxes is right around the corner on April 15. Although most of us have filed taxes for decades, retirement can…

US life expectancy climbs for the first time in 4 years as drug overdose and cancer deaths decline

By GRA News Blog | January 31, 2020

(CNN) Life expectancy in the United States edged up for the first time in four years as the number of fatal drug overdoses and six…

What You Should Know About Variable Annuities

By GRA News Blog | January 31, 2020

Many people are sold a variable annuity with the understanding they will receive a lifetime income stream, which sounds like a good idea when planning…

CBS News: U.S. cracking down on Social Security fraud

By GRA News Blog | January 30, 2020

U.S. cracking down on Social Security fraud. With Americans losing millions of dollars to scam robocalls, the DOJ is filing for temporary restraining orders against…

Missed the Boat on Medicare Enrollment? Sign Up Now.

By GRA News Blog | January 29, 2020

Medicare’s general enrollment period lets you sign up for coverage if you didn’t do so when you first got the chance. Medicare provides critical health benefits to millions…

This Simple Formula Tells You How Long It Will Take For Your Money To Double

By GRA News Blog | January 29, 2020

This simple formula tells you how long it will take for your money to double—while you sit back and relax If you put your money…

Can You Fund a Roth IRA After Filing Your Taxes?

By GRA News Blog | January 29, 2020

You can contribute to a Roth IRA after filing your taxes and you don’t even need to amend your return to do so. If you’ve…

2020 Tech Trends of the 50+

By GRA News Blog | January 27, 2020

Older Adults Keep Pace on Tech Usage Older Americans are increasingly drawn to new technology, according to a new AARP national survey, but they often…

The SECURE Act and You

By GRA News Blog | January 23, 2020

Gregory Ricks on January 14, 2020 Does the SECURE Act have you worried about your retirement income? The new law the President signed late last year, formally…

12 Best States for Retirement: 2020

By GRA News Blog | January 21, 2020

For most Americans, retirement generally occurs at the time they can start receiving Social Security or retirement benefits, according to a report released Monday by WalletHub,…