Estate planning is an important part of retirement planning for many reasons: You've worked hard for your money and want to see it passed down in the most efficient way possible for your loved one’s benefit. Unfortunately, costly mistakes are all too easy to make....
Aug 24, 2020 | Retirement Planning
You have so much to celebrate and look forward to as you near and enter retirement: Retirement means the end of a long career, but the beginning of something new, and the “what” is up to you. The way you finish the race can impact the rest of your retirement, whether...
Here's proof that funding retirement has changed: In 1970, 45% of private-sector employees were covered by a pension plan. Now, 4% are covered. Pensions have largely been replaced by 401(k), IRAs, and similar retirement plans, and retirees must find a way to...
We all know that a 401(k) is one of the most important retirement planning tools we have. The potential tax benefits and power of compound interest can make it a great saving and investment tool for anyone who practices financial discipline and contributes regularly....
Jul 25, 2020 | Financial Planning
America is taking another look at Alexander Hamilton thanks to the hit Broadway musical celebrating his role in shaping our nation. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, he created the first national bank, consolidated the new country’s war debts, and established...
If you're nearing the end of a long career or have recently retired, you know something about what it takes to be successful. Luck can help, but hard work and proper planning are much more important. It's the same with retirement. Deciding where your income will come...
Jul 13, 2020 | Taxes
The revised tax day date, July 15th, is upon us, and there are several important things to note, whether you’ve filed already or not. While our tax bill might only be at the forefront of our minds during one time of the year, the reality is that financial moves...
Jul 10, 2020 | Retirement Planning
Summer is here, and whether you’re going to relax, visit friends, or take a trip, it’s important to consider how you will spend your time. As a kid, you probably looked forward to summer vacations where you had a break from responsibilities and your time was your own....
Consider that the average 65-year-old couple retiring today will need an estimated $363,946 to cover their healthcare costs in retirement, and this does not include long-term care costs. Many people assume that Medicare will cover all of their healthcare needs, but...
Happy 244th birthday, America! The holiday is enough reason to celebrate, but after months of quarantine, seeing loved ones and spending time outside in the warm weather is even more reason to celebrate. One of the best things about retirement is freedom – you can...
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