Insights from Encore

Here is a collection of finance-related news and information we consider worth knowing.

The content included here is meant for general use only; it is not to be considered advice.

Do Our Biases Affect Our Financial Choices?

Even the most seasoned investors are prone to their influence. Investors are routinely warned about allowing their emotions to influence their decisions.  They are less routinely cautioned about letting their preconceptions and biases color their financial choices. In...

6 Steps to Get Out of Debt

Why not plan to lighten your financial burden? Positive moves to counteract negative cash flow. In its most recent Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York put aggregate U.S. consumer debt at $11.4 trillion in the fourth...

Life Insurance with Long Term Care Riders

As conventional LTC policies grow costlier, alternatives have emerged. The price of long term care insurance is really going up. If you are a baby boomer and you have kept your eye on it for a few years, chances are you have noticed much costlier premiums for LTC...

How & When to Sign Up for Medicare

Breaking down the enrollment periods and eligibility. Medicare enrollment is automatic for some of us. If you are age 65 and eligible to receive Social Security benefits (or married to someone eligible to receive them), then you are also automatically eligible for...

A Look at Target-Date Funds

Are these low-maintenance investments vital to retirement planning, or overrated? Do target-date funds represent smart choices, or just convenient ones? These funds have become ubiquitous in employer-sponsored retirement plans and their popularity has soared in the...

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Social Security is an extremely valuable retirement resource for women. It’s valuable for men too, but as a demographic, women derive more benefit from this government-sponsored retirement program. To gain these benefits, however, women need to understand some of Social Security’s special features in order to take full advantage of them. bit.ly/2Q0YXkH ... See MoreSee Less

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Linda Moline, Roger Gaynor, and Ian Bancroft have been recognized for their hard work and expertise in helping consumers enroll in and manage qualified health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

This achievement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a member of the 2020 Marketplace Circle of Champions highlights their success in actively enrolling 20 or more consumers during this Open Enrollment Period.

All of us at Encore Financial Group are proud of their achievements. For the full press release, please visit: bit.ly/2REMMJX
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Tuesday Tip: As individuals accumulate assets, some realize that the liability coverage limit on their homeowner policy may be too low. Some opt to carry a personal umbrella liability (PUL) policy as a compliment.

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