Bob and Patricia are 60 years old and would love to retire as soon as possible. It's not uncommon to meet people like Bob and Patricia who have been saving diligently, setting money aside into their 401(k)s, making wise investments, and living below their means with a desire to transition into retirement as early as possible.
As 2019 came to a close, the President signed into law a sweeping series of changes that will affect how we save for retirement as well as the distribution of IRA proceeds. The new law is officially entitled the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, but it is more commonly known as the SECURE Act. This new law includes both welcome changes as well as some controversial elements. As I said, the changes brought about by the SECURE Act were sweeping, I am only going to highlight those changes that im
For the new retiree, it’s a huge challenge to create a plan to transition a career’s worth of accumulations into a retirement full of income, that needs to last until the end of life. There are so many factors to consider and every retiree’s situation is unique. So copying your retired neighbor’s plan won’t work.
Some retirees have paid hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars unnecessarily to the IRS in the past year because they didn’t know the tax exclusion I am about to introduce to you.
The other day I saw a headline “Cancer overtaking heart disease as leading cause of death in many states”. The headline grabbed my attention and I continued to read to see if my state was one of the states where c
Past generations took little thought regarding how they would maximize their Social Security benefits. After all, it really didn’t matter how and when benefits were claimed if the retiree lived only a short time after retiring.
We have shared other blogs with you that offer you some insight to the very temporary nature of a bear market as well as the illusion that equities are a dangerous place to invest. With these two blogs as a foundation, we would like to warn about certain types of investments that could really do serious damage to your retirement.
If you’re approaching retirement age, you may be considering a move to a more retirement-friendly state, particularly if your current state of residence imposes numerous taxes on social security, pensions, and other retirement income. While making the decision to relocate is not something that can be done lightly, there are a variety of options available nationwide that may allow you to retain more of your retirement income.
GRAND ILLUSION #4: EQUITIES ARE TOO RISKY AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED