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The world has certainly changed!  Remember when people worked at the same job, lived in the same house, and one spouse could support the whole family?  Well, as Bob Dylan once said “times they are a changin.” No longer can you rely on a hefty pension or rely on social security to carry you through retirement.

Your dreams and hopes may not have changed but everything else has.  How you will achieve your dreams has become more and more complicated, especially when it comes to your finances.

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