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Protecting your integrity, your assets, or both?

By Faith Investment Services
Bluffton, 419-358-4207

What will happen to my assets if I end up in a nursing home?  What can I do to protect myself and my assets?  What is long-term care insurance and how does it work?  Will Medicaid get everything I’ve worked my entire life for?”

These are great questions, and the answers are different for everyone.  There is no cookie-cutter approach to long-term care, whether self-funded or relying on Medicaid when your assets are depleted. 

Possible options include:

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Helpful hints concerning Social Security and Medicare

From Faith Investment Services

Here are some helpful hints from Faith Investment Services concerning Social Security and Medicare.

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You don’t have to go to college to make a good living:

Not a cookie-cutter decision for all

By Gary Reese
Faith Investment Services
You don't have to go to college to make a good living. Below are annual salaries, according to the U.S. Department of Labor: 
Electrician                 
$59,190
Web Developer                      
$75,580
Wind Turbine Tech
$58,000

Truck Driver               Massage Therapist                 LPN
$45,570                       $45,880                                   $47,050

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What if things didn’t turn out as you hoped?

Thinking about your 2018 taxes

By Kathi Dunlap
Faith Investment Services
This scenario plays out all over the world, day after day.  Things didn’t turn out as you had hoped. 

Maybe you tried really hard to master a new skill or information, but didn’t pass the required test.

Maybe you asked a girl out and she turned you down.  Maybe you entered a contest for a cruise, but didn’t get chosen. 

Maybe you simply wanted to get from the office to your car without papers blowing everywhere.  Somewhere along the way, things didn’t turn out as you had hoped.

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What you need to know about identity theft

Here are some suggestions that spell out S C A M

This column provided by Faith Investment Services, Bluffton
419-358-4207
www.myfaithinvestments.com

Fans of “The Office” will appreciate this glimpse into identity theft.  

For most Americans, identity theft is a very real threat and definitely no joke.  The likelihood of becoming a victim of identity theft increases in your 50’s – probably because you are reaching a pinnacle financially, before beginning the retirement years. 

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Little known facts about Roth IRAs

They have a “hidden secret” that provides a ton of flexibility

While we encourage folks to save long-term for retirement, the Roth IRA has a “hidden secret” that provides a ton of flexibility. When you have had any Roth IRA for a period of 5 years or more, you are able to withdraw the contribution portion (not the gains) without tax or penalty. There are many situations where this can be helpful:

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