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Posts by Michael Andersen

5 Tips for Successful Long-Term Investing in the Stock Market

Did you know only 52% of Americans invest in the stock market? The reasons for this are varied, from fear after the market crash of 2007-2008, the current market unpredictability, to a lack of understanding/fear. Since 1995 though, the S&P 500 has risen 7.8% a year on average. At that rate, someone starting with $1,000 and putting just $100 a month into a fund indexed to the S&P would after 35 years have $227,078 — enough to generate an added $17,000 a year of income in retirement.

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Perfecting the Plan for Your Ideal Retirement

Many people plan their family vacations better than they plan their retirement. This week, retirement specialist Michael Andersen goes over how to make sure you have all of your bases covered when it comes to one of the most important planning opportunities of your life — your retirement.

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To the Health of Your Retirement!

Taking care of your personal health is important for a longer, happier life, so is taking care of the health of your retirement plan. On this episode of Wise Money, Michael Andersen will teach you how to build and maintain a healthy retirement plan to see you through the years ahead.

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Andersen Wins in Metropolitan Magazine 2019 Best Of Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Metropolitan Magazine has named Andersen Wealth Management the Best Investment Company and Best Financial Advisor in the Cambridge and Easton area for 2019!

This is the fourth year Andersen has received the best Best Investment Company and the second time we have gotten the coveted Best Financial Advisor Award!

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Financial Checklist for Baby Boomers

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about Baby Boomers lately. Not surprising considering this huge generation is reaching retirement age in a very different economic climate than their parents. In fact, 10,000 Boomers are turning 65 every day. Boomers, as a group, will be retiring with more debt than their parents, be it credit card, education, or a mortgage. On top of that, the cost of living has jumped significantly in the last few decades, with housing up 21% in the last three years alone, food up 26% in the last ten years. Medical costs even for those over 65 who qualify for Medicare have increased as well. What that means for retiring Boomers, as this is a population who has the potential, through lifestyle and advances in medicine, to live well into their eighties, nineties, and hundreds, is that they should go over the following checklist of financial goals.

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