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Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

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