Karl Bartel

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What’s the best strategy for this 66-year-old to join his wife in retirement?

At 66, Vinnie is planning to hang up his hat come Jan. 1 and join his wife, Violet, 69, in retirement.<p>Thanks to his career in financial services, Vinnie knows it may be tight. He will be leaving behind earnings of $130,000 a year.<p>Vinnie has two questions: Is it reasonable to plan on withdrawing …

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Think Twice Before You Open A New IRA

It’s tax season and that also means it’s IRA season. The deadline to put away savings in a 2014 Individual Retirement Account is the same day your 2014 tax return is due, April 15th, 2015. Have you funded a 2014 IRA? A 2015 IRA? (That’s getting ahead of things–the deadline is April 15, 2016, but …


Galaxy Alpha's Death Will Inspire Samsung To Design A Better Smartphone

Launched in August 2014, Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha was an interesting play by Samsung. Rather than specifications, the emphasis on the Alpha was placed on style and form rather than function and capability. With reports coming in that the Alpha’s production run is coming to an end, the handset has …

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