Rising Costs in Retirement: Are You Prepared?

In 1960, a gallon of milk cost 36 cents, and today it costs $3.35 on average.[1] Inflation is to blame, and we could see higher inflation in the coming years. It’s important to have a sense of how much you’ll need to spend in retirement, but this is difficult when future costs and tax rates [...]

By |2021-05-24T04:21:11+00:00May 24th, 2021|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|0 Comments

How Much Do You Need to Save for Retirement?

  While $1 million is sometimes cited as the ideal number for retirement savings, this assumes a one-size-fits-all approach to retirement planning. Everyone's retirement goals are unique, and preparing for retirement might not be as simple as saving a certain amount at all. It's worth taking a more in-depth look at your finances and future [...]

Have You Factored Inflation into Your Retirement Plan?

We’ve seen increased government spending due to COVID and significant increases in government debt. Some economists theorize that this could lead to increased inflation, and many claim that we are already seeing the effects. Although the official inflation rate may remain low for now, you may notice price increases of everyday items and services. If [...]

By |2021-05-10T11:15:12+00:00May 10th, 2021|Economy, Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|0 Comments

Will You Have to Retire Earlier Than You Expected To?

If you’re nearing retirement age and know you’re not financially prepared for retirement, your solution may be to work longer. While forgoing an early retirement can be prudent, your career might not last as long as you’d like it to. The pandemic and resulting economic conditions forced 1.9 million workers ages 55 and over out [...]

By |2021-05-07T17:23:30+00:00May 7th, 2021|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2021-05-03T03:23:03+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Retirement Income, Retirement Planning, Taxes|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2021-04-23T10:42:39+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Retirement Planning|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2021-04-19T02:23:54+00:00April 19th, 2021|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2021-04-16T17:55:35+00:00April 16th, 2021|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2021-04-12T20:00:52+00:00April 12th, 2021|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Taxes|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2021-03-29T01:00:50+00:00March 29th, 2021|Economy, Retirement Planning|0 Comments
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