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Has your advisor created a contingency plan for you?

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‘Layin’ it on the line’

“You spent a long time locating the perfect financial advisor. But, are you prepared for the day when that advisor can no longer assist you with your retirement portfolio?”— Lawrence Castillo

If your advisor died or was incapacitated, do you know who would step in to handle your...

Protect our children, support big futures

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As we reach the end of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, or as Utah and Montana are now calling it—Family Strengthening Month— we reflect on all the drastic world changes in modern times and how this tumultuous whirlwind is affecting the lives of our children.

Over the past two years young people’s lives have been dramatically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, namely in time largely spent at home in isolation and disconnected from schools, friends, family, and their community. Considering that New Mexico ranks next to last in the nation in child well being, the pandemic has exacerbated existing levels of anxiety, stress, and trauma already experienced by many children and...

AFT NM endorses governor, lieutenant governor

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ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Whitney Holland, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Executive Vice President Kathy Chavez, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Lt. Gov. Howie Morales released the following statements:

AFT New Mexico’s Executive Council has unanimously endorsed Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Lt. Gov. Howie Morales for re-election to a second term.

“Four years ago, Gov. Lujan Grisham promised a significant change in direction for public education in New Mexico after eight years of the Martinez administration, and she has kept her promises to New Mexico’s educational professionals.

“The Lujan Grisham administration has...

Will your retirement income go the distance?

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Not having enough money saved to last them in their golden years. Industry expert Tom Hegna has written extensively about this fear in his books “Don’t Worry, Retire Happy” and “Paychecks and Paychecks.” He states, “The number one risk retirees must take off the table is longevity risk because it is the multiplier of all the other risks.”

Time and again, surveys show a top concern for pre-retirees is longevity risk. In one survey conducted for Allianz Life in 2017, 63% of respondents said they feared running out of money in retirement more than they feared death. In our younger years, we are looking to accumulate where the rate of return is important. However, the...

Three N.M. Representative candidates receive ‘American Federation of Teachers’ support

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ALBUQUERQUE – On April 18, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Whitney Holland and American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Vice President for Political Education Sara Attleson released the following statement:

“Incumbent United States Representatives Melanie Stansbury (CD-1) and Teresa Leger Fernandez (CD-3), and candidate Gabe Vasquez (CD-2) are best suited to serve the citizens of New Mexico and have earned the endorsement of our union of public educators for the 2022 election cycle.

“During their collective time in office, Representatives Stansbury and Leger Fernandez have always put New Mexico’s issues at the forefront. We are fortunate to have...
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