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November 25, 2011

When investing, 'face to face' beats fingers on a keyboard

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Career change: When you change jobs, you may have to make many investment-related decisions: Should you move the assets from your old employer's 401(k) to an IRA? Or should you roll over your old 401(k) to your new employer's plan, if a rollover is allowed? Knowing your options when you leave your job can help you make the right choice for your retirement savings. A qualified financial professional can help you review and understand your rollover options.

Retirement: Once you retire, you'll have several issues to consider: How much can you withdraw from your investments each year? From which accounts? Should you rebalance your portfolio to provide more potential sources of income? What about the transfer of your wealth? A financial professional who is familiar with your situation can help you make the right moves to enjoy the retirement lifestyle you've envisioned.

So, when you really want to invest, leave the "virtual" world behind and connect with a financial professional — someone who has gained insight into your individual needs and who has the experience and expertise to help you build, maintain and adjust a portfolio that can help you move toward your goals.

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Edward Jones Financial Adviser Michael Quinn submitted this column. Quinn's Edward Jones office is at 25 Railroad Square, Suite 201, in Haverhill. He can be reached at 978-372-8453. Join the discussion. To comment on stories and see what others are saying, log on to hgazette.com.

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