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National Save for Retirement Week is Here!

At Next Generation Trust Services, every day is “Save for Retirement” day, but the third week of October has been declared “National Save for Retirement Week” by Congress. This is a good time to start reflecting on your saving habits. Are you saving enough for retirement? Will you be financially stable when the time comes…
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Retirement Around the World – Iceland

Next Generation Trust Services went live in Iceland recently to research what it takes to retire in this beautiful and remote country. Iceland offers many amazing landscapes, as it is riddled with glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, cliffs, lava fields, and geothermal springs.  Iceland has been named among the top best countries to live in and among…
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Retirement Around The World – Switzerland

Located in Western Europe, Switzerland is a diverse country famous for its exquisite snow-covered Alps, beautiful lakes, remarkable clocks and watches, first-class native cuisine, and mouthwatering chocolate!   Also known for their leisurely lifestyle, the Swiss place emphasis on recreation, sports and enjoying life. Since Switzerland is situated in the heart of Europe, one can…
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Eight Must Know Terms for Retirement

Does financial jargon give you a headache? Do the terms associated with retirement plans sound like a bunch of mumbo-jumbo? Relax … here’s a quick primer on retirement plan terms that you need to know, especially if you are a younger worker about to start funding your plan. (If so, good for you!) 1. Defined…
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Millennial Employees: Have you Used a Retirement Calculator?

Check on Your Road Map to Your Retirement Goals. Millennials have a long work life ahead of them, which comes with a long retirement horizon. Those who start saving early and often will do well when it comes to building retirement wealth. As part of your retirement planning, have you tried a retirement calculator? You…
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Whoa … Wait, Where are Younger Workers Investing for Retirement?

A new Harris poll* revealed that a large majority of millennials—almost 80 percent—don’t have stock market investments. Many (more than 40 percent) cited perceived lack of funds, about 24 percent said they don’t know how to make these investments, and 13 percent said student debt was to blame. There were some gender differences around investing in…
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Help Your Retirement Plan BOOM, not BUST!

Don’t Have a Retirement Savings Bust Like so Many Baby Boomers! Prepare For a Better Retirement through Self-Direction. A report from the Insured Retirement Institute titled, “Boomer Expectations for Retirement 2016” is the newest to shine the light on lack of retirement savings among baby boomers in the United States. It revealed that out of…
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The 4 Must-Knows for Crowdfunding Investors

What is Crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a type of investment structure that involves raising small amounts of money through a large number of investors. It is likely that crowdfunding will become popular with self-directed retirement plan investors (as it has already proven popular with accredited investors), particularly those who want to invest with Roth IRAs. Investments…
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