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Welcome to A New Approach Financial Planning!

How can I create income for my retirement?

Which is best for me - a Traditional IRA or a Roth IRA?

How can I manage my investment risks?

Today's financial questions and decisions can be complex. Getting questions answered and finding information to make smart decisions takes time. Time most people don't have today.

Tom Roberts is a Certified Financial Planner™ who can help you improve your financial situation. As an objective financial planner, we provide information and guidance, so you can make the best choices for your future.

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Investing in a world of negative interest rates 

More than 25 percent of bonds are yielding less than zero percent. That means when the bonds mature, owners will receive less than they paid for them. This is a scary scenario for any bond investor as security of principal and low-risk returns are the main reasons to hold bonds.

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Why everyone needs to own bonds

Everyone should own bonds or bond-like investments, though you might ask why would anyone want to own bonds at this time? The value in owning bonds is not just for the known rate of income but also to provide a less-volatile rate of return and to provide stability to a portfolio. Providing stability and helping us deal with our instinctual desire to make the wrong moves at the wrong times may have the most value for investors.

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Lakewood Ranch financial planner looks at costs of health care in retirement

It is no secret that health care is expensive. For most of us, annual health-care costs increase as we get older and threaten to become our largest expense item. Fidelity's latest study proclaims that the average 65-year-old will need $245,000 to cover health-care costs in their lifetime.

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