Archive for Retirement

  • Preparing and Organizing Legal Documents for the Future Preparing and Organizing Legal Documents for the Future

    By Karen McCoy Marketing Consultant at Ridgecrest Village Here are a couple of stories that many may relate to: Charles and Doris: Charles and Doris have been married for 53 years. He was in charge of the family affairs; paying bills, tending to insurance needs and so much more. Charles had a str...

  • Why “looking to buy in 2 years” is not a sound financial home buying decision for seniors. Why “looking to buy in 2 years” is not a sound financial home buying decision for seniors.

    By Kevin Dolan Dan Dolan Homes “We’ll be doing something in a couple years” the visitor to my open house in Bettendorf told me. “We’re just not ready to decide on our senior housing yet,” she went on to say. She and her husband still enjoy gardening and working in the yard, and they do...

  • Are You Prepared for a 40 Year Retirement? Are You Prepared for a 40 Year Retirement?

    By Richard J. Schillig, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF Independent Insurance and Financial Advisor Americans are living longer than ever! Thanks to medical advances and healthier lifestyles Americans are living longer and more active lives well into their 80s, 90s and beyond. In fact, by 2045 the number of 100-...

  • YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY | Rock Island, Illinois Office YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY | Rock Island, Illinois Office

    By Cristina Vital Social Security Manager Rock Island Social Security Office CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY July 4th brings family and friends together, as well as neighbors, to celebrate that we’re all part of a community. Everyone pitches in, combining their resources — great food, music, ...

  • What is a Cooperative? What is a Cooperative?

    The Crow Valley Cooperative is a 55+ upscale living community to be built near Crow Valley Golf Club in Davenport, Iowa. There are over 100 known cooperatives in the country, with 75 of them in Minnesota. Housing cooperatives, for the 55+ age group, have been around since the 1970s. A cooperative...

  • By Linda Clayton-Powell Social Security District Manager Davenport, Iowa SOCIAL SECURITY HONORS AND SUPPORTS MILITARY MEMBERS Every year, on Memorial Day, the nation honors service members who have given their lives for our freedom. Social Security acknowledges the sacrifice of our military...

  • What’s ‘The  4 Percent Rule?’ What’s ‘The 4 Percent Rule?’

    By Richard J. Schillig, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF Independent Insurance and Financial Advisor Heard of the 4 percent rule? Essentially it is a “rule of thumb” suggesting that annual withdrawals of 4 percent from a retirement account each year will provide enough money for about 30 years of retirement. ...

  • Feeling Squeezed? Feeling Squeezed?

    The Balancing Act of the Sandwich Generation By Kathy Malmloff CASI Director of Senior Services When you envisioned your adult life growing up, did you ever think that you would be a parent to your children and a caregiver to your aging parents all at the same time? Me neither. But today I am j...