Prepare for Taxes On Your Retirement Accounts

  The Biden administration has already spent $1.9 trillion on COVID relief and has plans to spend trillions more on infrastructure projects, Medicaid expansion, education, and climate investments. In order to fund these projects, the administration has proposed several tax-increasing measures on corporations and individuals. You may think you won’t have to worry as much [...]

Have You Solved Your Retirement Puzzle?

Have you ever been totally stumped by a puzzle or brain-teaser? Maybe that’s why we’re impressed by people who can solve a Rubix Cube in seconds, or finish a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle, or do the Sunday crossword puzzle in pen. But, if you talk to a lifelong puzzle master, they’ll tell you there’s no magic [...]

2021-04-24T19:33:33+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Retirement Planning|

Don’t Forget About These Big Retirement Expenses

The rule of thumb says you’ll need about 80% of your pre-retirement income in retirement, but everyone is different. Many retirees want to upgrade their lifestyle in retirement or maintain their current lifestyle. In fact, a recent study shows that about one in three retirees actually spent more than they expected they would when they [...]

2021-04-24T19:32:46+00:00April 19th, 2021|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|

Win the Retirement Lottery Without Winning the Lottery

There are so many stories about entertainers, athletes, and lottery winners who have all lost their fortunes and ended up bankrupt. Each one of these people lost millions of dollars, and in many cases, enough money to last an average family for generations. When these stories come to light, people often make comments about how [...]

2021-04-24T19:37:38+00:00April 16th, 2021|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|

More Time to File Taxes and Review Your Retirement Plan

Tax season is the perfect time to take stock of your overall finances and how they may have changed in the last year. And luckily for you, tax season is extended until May 17th this year, so you have even more time to do that! As you go through important documents, make sure to review [...]

The Pandemic Won’t Be the Last Retirement Challenge You’ll Face

The pandemic has been hard on Americans nearing and in retirement, but there are likely other obstacles coming. Increased government spending on COVID relief plus strain on our healthcare system could mean we’ll see higher taxes, inflation, and healthcare costs in the future. It’s crucial to have a comprehensive retirement plan for the future because [...]

2021-04-24T19:41:38+00:00March 29th, 2021|Economy, Retirement Planning|

Are You Close to An Important Birthday?

When we think about important birthdays, we think of 18 and 21, but what about 59 ½ or 72? Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you don’t have more milestones to hit. Starting at age 50, several birthdays and “half-birthdays” are critical to understand because they have implications for your retirement. Are you close to [...]

2021-03-15T14:11:43+00:00March 15th, 2021|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|

3 Recent Events That Could Show the Future of Your Finances

Planning for retirement is never a “set it and forget it” activity. There are unexpected disasters, market drops, and changing laws that invariably cause retirees to reevaluate their plans of action. Recently, the Federal Reserve’s statements regarding interest rates and inflation, as well as the GameStop stock frenzy, may have you wondering how to respond. [...]

2021-02-16T18:48:46+00:00February 15th, 2021|Economy, Retirement Planning, Stock Market|

3 Ways the SECURE Act Could Affect Your Retirement

The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) recently had its one-year anniversary. It was the biggest piece of retirement legislation to be passed in many years, and it will undoubtedly have a major effect on how many Americans approach retirement and estate planning. It had several aims, from making it easier [...]

2021-02-08T04:15:28+00:00February 8th, 2021|Retirement Planning|
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