Have you asked yourself where your paycheck will come from in retirement? Once taxes are considered, will it be enough to live the way you want? For most of us, starting and ending our career with the same company is a thing of the past, as are the days of pension checks funding the majority of our retirement. For better or worse, most of us now bear the responsibility for our own retirement planning and determining how our savings willRead More
When the markets decline, it’s natural to want to sell equities. It’s hard to watch your account values go down and listen to your advisor telling you to be patient. Although selling equities when they are down is a bad decision, there are things you can do to make the most of a downturn. A Roth conversion is one possible way to take advantage of declining markets.
A Roth IRA is a retirement savings vehicle that grows tax-free. Withdrawals are alsoRead More
You have worked hard, saved and accumulated wealth, and are now entering the years when you can start benefiting from the money you’ve saved as well as government-provided benefits. There are many milestones during this time period, and it may be difficult to keep them all straight.
Here are a few highlights of what you can expect:
Age 59 ½: This is the magic age at which you gain access to all your retirement accounts, includingRead More
Our journey through life involves setting goals such as graduating from college, buying home, starting a new business, or traveling the world, and working to accomplish those goals. It’s invigorating to identify a dream and set plan in place to achieve it. The feeling of pride that comes from reaching a new milestone and realizing the fruit of our efforts is one of a kind.
Saving for retirement is a very important life goal but it canRead More
Year-end and spring tax filing seasons are popular times to focus on your finances. A mid-year check doesn’t sound like the ideal way to spend your summer, but it is a great time to take stock of your situation.
Financial health becomes increasingly important as pensions get harder to come by and the future of Social Security is questionable. Early- and mid-career Americans will need to rely on their own savings to support themselves in retirement. SometimesRead More